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

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.

Chris Chambers

Chief Financial Officer

Chris plays a key role in delivering Abbey’s business growth and development plans together with taking responsibility for the Group’s Finance, HR, and I.T. teams.

With over 15 years of senior finance experience in a wide variety of sectors, Chris has a proven track record of successfully growing business both within large multinationals and private equity backed companies.

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.

Andrew Palmer

Non-executive Director

Well respected industry expert who has grown several logistics and supply chain businesses in to industry leading and well known brands. Andrew has successfully taken domestic businesses into international markets, diversified product offerings and has significant experience of driving cultural change, focussing on customer service and compliance which has been instrumental in improving standards in our sector.

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