Leading international freight forwarders, FSEW, has expanded its team with two key appointments.

Chris Lacey has joined as European Sales Manager, while Mike Hosking is the company’s new Air & Sea Freight Supervisor.

The two roles have been created as a result of a successful 12 months for FSEW which has seen the company strengthen its product offering and winning new clients, especially in the Asian sea freight sector.

Chris, originally from Aberdare, joins FSEW with over a decade’s experience in the freight industry, specialising in the European market.

Chris said: “I’ve worked with FSEW in various capacities for a number of years and have always been impressed by their professionalism and ambition. Relatively speaking they are a fairly small company but they have a huge appetite for growth.

“I am looking forward to building on the company’s European credentials by emphasising our USPs such as our 24/7 service and our strong presence in Europe.”

Mike, who specialises in air and sea operations, has been in the industry for six years and has worked for a number of South Wales cargo companies.

Mike said: “FSEW has an excellent reputation within the industry and I’m looking forward to developing my career as part of their busy team. I was impressed by the direction FSEW is moving in in terms of securing new business and its commitment to customer care.”

Geoff Tomlinson, Managing Director of FSEW said: “Earlier this year we spent time reviewing the business and assessing what we needed to do to take it forward. As part of our future strategy, we identified Chris and Mike’s roles as crucial to our success and recruited accordingly.

“Chris and Mike bring with them a wealth of experience and I’m confident that they will have a positive impact on FSEW and our clients.

“As one of only a handful of Freight Forwarders in the UK to operate our own truck fleet,, we are able to closely control our costs and service. This gives us an edge over our competitors, both locally and nationally. I believe that we are ideally placed to grow and Chris and Mike are integral to our future plans.”

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