Monthly Archives: January 2014

Logistex welcome new Business Development Manager

Logistex are pleased to announce that Mark Birkett has joined the Business Development team as a Business Development Manager.

Mark has over 15 years’ experience working in the 3PL/Warehousing/Distribution industry. After university, Mark worked for a mobile phone distributor and helped build them to become Orange and Three’s largest distributor helping acquire and retain customers eventually overseeing a fulfilment department processing 800 handsets a day and dealing with the reverse logistics of the handsets. Then in 2010, he moved to a 3PL operation and was tasked with new business, account development and streamlining operations to improve efficiencies.

At Logistex, Mark will be a Business Development Manager for our Warehouse Management System, LWS Reflex. He will be assisting customers, particularly in e-Commerce and 3PL operations that will benefit from the scalability and quick ROI that that LWS Reflex has to offer. Mark says, “I have had the chance to play with the system and it is a very powerful tool, particularly when backed up the business intelligence tool Analytex.”

Our innovative LWS Reflex warehouse management and control software has been developed to make the latest WMS technology more widely accessible and affordable, with in-built flexibility to match the client’s needs as they grow and develop in future years. The user simply accesses the built in functionality as and when it is needed, from simple manual operation to a fully-fledged automated warehouse. Every option can be instantly activated or switched off with no long-term commitment at any time.

Team at DHL/B&Q Worksop fundraise for colleague charity

Colleagues and associates at DHL/B&Q Worksop site have taken part in a number of fundraising activities to generate funds for a Logistex Team member, Neil Burton and his goal to raise essential money for Stem Cell Treatment.

15.01.2013 DHL Fundraising for Neil Burton

Neil Burton, MIS Support Engineer fell ill in 2009 with two rare conditions called Transverse Myelitis & Guillain Barre Syndrome which attacked his nervous system.

Four years on he is confined to a wheelchair and still reliant on a ventilator for his breathing. Neil has been left severely disabled and requires 24 hour care. Despite the pain and the obvious frustrations he has to deal with on a daily basis he has continued to work (via speech recognition software) and provide for his family.

In 2013 he, with help from family, friends and colleagues started a campaign to raise £25,000 to pay for Stem Cell Treatment which will improve many of Neil’s motor skills.

The teams at DHL/B&Q have been able to raise funds and donate them directly to Neil. Along with this donation colleagues at Logistex have taken part in fun runs, cycle rides and other sponsored events to also help raise money for this important cause.

After less than a year, in January 2014 Neil reached his target of £25,000 and was able to travel to Germany for his treatment. Here at Logistex we are happy to see Neil back in the office and wish him all the best for the future.

If you would like to read more about Neil’s story visit his blog here.