New appointment for family business Oakland International

Multi temperature supply chain operator and responsible family business Oakland International is delighted to confirm Luke Attwell as the company’s new Distribution Manager.

Luke Attwell, Oakland’s new Distribution Manager.

Second generation and son of Oakland Co-Founders, Dean and Sallie Attwell, Luke joined the family business three-days after completing his final University exams in June 2014, initially taking on the role of Operational Administrator for six-months, before moving on to utilise his Business Management degree as Project Coordinator. Since then he has undertaken varying roles within the business to help increase his sector knowledge, business acumen andskillset.

Luke steps into his new role to take on responsibility for Oakland’s Redditch facility, with focus on maximising current and potential transport partners efficiencies whilst facilitating the creation of fresh partner opportunities going forward.

Luke said: “This is my first team management role, so I’m looking forward to working with such a strong group; all individually good people, so we will be taking our next business steps together and continuing to help support Oakland on its distribution journey.”

A multi award winner including double Queens Awards for Enterprise, Oakland has hubs based in the UK, Ireland and an overseas partner in Spain. Oakland International is a BRC double A accredited (for storage and distribution) business and a multi temperature distribution specialist providing contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets.

Chief Executive, Co-Founder and Luke’s father, Dean Attwell, said: “I am delighted for Luke and commend his work ethic. His knowledge and understanding of the Oakland business will offer him further success as he now takes on the responsibility for introducing new and innovative consolidation routes for our customers.”