FSEW has appointed a new UK sales and business development specialist to help drive business growth through 2013 and beyond.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the transport and logistics industry, Steve Rees, 57, brings a wealth of experience and valuable business connections to FSEW.

Steve has worked for some of the UK’s best known haulage companies during his career, becoming a depot manager at 21 and most recently working in European transport development in Cwmbran. In a previous role he worked with the company owners to increase turnover from £1m to £29m.

Steve said: “My role will consist of taking FSEW out to market, showing new and existing customers all that the company has to offer, especially in terms of its environmentally sound rail offering. Over the course of my career I have been able to establish a strong network of contacts which I hope will be invaluable in my new position.

“As an organisation, FSEW truly appreciates the value of being close to customers and the importance of face to face contact. I believe that FSEW has all the necessary qualities to become a major player in the market.”

Geoff Tomlinson, founder of FSEW, said: “The industry has changed markedly in the last few years and it will be invaluable to the business to have someone with Steve’s wealth of experience to help us identify changes and trends as they happen.

“Steve is well known and well respected across the sector and the fact that he has already established two new accounts has demonstrated the positive impact we believe he will have on the company.”

FSEW, based at the South Wales International Freightliner Terminal in Wentloog, is South Wales’ leading independent intermodal freight forwarder providing transport and delivery services world-wide.