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Generation Logistics case study

Ross Jermy, Chief Technology Officer, UKWA

After gaining an undergraduate degree in physics, Ross’ dream of becoming a pilot felt out of reach. He worked in food retail for a while, before heading into banking where he became a Business Development Manager.

By 2016, Ross had years of varied experience under his belt. Working in food retail meant he’d developed strong people skills, while his time at the bank made him commercially aware and at home with sales. He still had his physics foundation too, making him a whizz with data and numbers. All of this experience added up to a mixed and incredibly valuable skill set, which won him his next role, this time in logistics.

“My job was to help franchisees grow, to sit with them and understand their challenges. That role evolved and I became more operational. I was put onto a project with Accufrate in California, developing a freight comparison tool for InXpress, to help customers order pallets online.”

Ross has since gone on to work with logistics technology businesses including Flostream, Despatch Cloud and now HubEurope, a member of UKWA.

“If you don’t move around in your career, you don’t learn from the different experiences of the people around you. The people around me really helped me develop my skills. I have been very fortunate to work with some truly inspirational people.”

Ross urges school leavers to consider logistics,: “Logistics is something that will always exist, as something always needs moving from A to B. It’s a good place to be if you want longevity and career progression.”


Published On: 06/04/2023 15:00:04


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