Meet the Team

We have a large, diverse and experienced team with backgrounds in road transport, bulk haulage, logistics and supply chain.

Crucially, we have a deep understanding of the markets in which we operate, our customers’ businesses, the challenges they face and the support they need to deliver an outstanding service to their customers.

Steve Granite

Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined Abbey in 1995. Became Finance Director in 2004 and CEO in 2009.  Qualified management accountant & founder of industry initiative ‘Think Logistics’ encouraging young people to join the industry.  Since becoming CEO in 2009 Abbey’s sales have grown from £18m to £55m.

Dave Patten

Group Managing Director

Dave joined Abbey from the international liquid food sector where he held a variety of senior positions focused on logistics, supply chain and strategy.

With more than 20 years’ experience in Logistics, Dave plays an integral role in shaping the strategic direction of Abbey Logistics with a  focus on customer service, reliability and continuous improvement that creates value for our customers and supports growth for the business.

Matthew Male

Finance Director

Matthew joined Abbey in January 2019 as Finance Director. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, banking and private equity. He has worked in a variety of sectors and prior to joining Abbey, spent six years as a Finance Director at Eddie Stobart Logistics, the transport and logistics group.

Paul Jamieson

Head of Finance

Paul joined Abbey in 2001 on an accountancy apprenticeship and achieved several promotions from a Management Accountant to his current role as Head of  Finance.

He is a fellow of the charted institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and has been an integral member of the senior management team for the last 10 years.

Marcia Findlay

HR Director

Marcia has extensive experience in HR transformation within transport and logistics. She is a highly accomplished HR professional with over 20 years of strategic and operational experience across several senior leadership roles.

Marcia is a fellow of the Charted Member of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) and has played a significant role in shaping the strategic direction of Abbey Logistics through her role on the Board of Directors.

Dave Coulson

Commercial Director

Joined Abbey in 1994 and has worked his way from transport planner to his current role.

Dave has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the business and has been instrumental in growing Abbey from bulk liquid tanker transport business into a diversified logistics provider.

Mike Ellis

Business Development Director

Mike leads Abbey’s business development team and is responsible for identifying new customers and opportunities.

Mike is a highly-experienced logistics and supply chain professional and has enjoyed a long career in both business development and operational roles for some of the UK’s most successful logistics companies, sectors including; food, gas, chemicals and construction materials.

Paul Laverick

Head of Powders

Paul joined Abbey in 1995 on our apprenticeship scheme. Beginning his career with the liquid planning team, Paul moved on to then lead the team as Planning Manager, after gaining an in-depth knowledge of operations, customers, and equipment over several years.

With his strong operational background, Paul was ideally placed to support our customers and took up the role of Commercial Manager focused on business development and working with customers on contract implementation success.

Paul now leads our Powders Division as Head of Operations, bringing many years of knowledge, and experience to the role.

Peter Cunningham

Head of Liquids

Peter joined Abbey in 2006 as an apprentice planner. Rising through the ranks, Peter became planning manager a few years later and has extensive knowledge of the business through time spent in our Powder planning and Commercial divisions.

More recently, Peter was operations manager for one of our largest contracts, and prior to his current role he oversaw all operations for our chocolate and liquids North West fleets.

Now as Head of Liquids for all of Abbey’s UK operations, Peter brings an unrivaled amount of knowledge, experience and customer relationship management skills to his role.

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