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Generation Logistics Case Study: Abby Rennie, Vehicle and Asset Sales Advisor, MB Plant

Abby Rennie is 19 years old but already has a well-rounded view on the logistics world and has become a real asset in her position as Vehicle and Asset Advisor at MB Plant in Peterhead, Scotland.

“I’ve been involved with MB Plant from a very young age,” says Abby. “I would clean the offices and canteen on the weekends whilst in secondary school. After completing my secondary education, I took six months out in 2019 to go and study in Australia. When I returned home, I started working in the administrative side of the business on a part-time basis, whilst studying rural business management at college. I have now progressed onto the vehicle/logistics side of the business. 

“Prior to me leaving school, I never visioned myself working within this sector of the business alongside my father. As soon as I joined the company full time, I knew I had a strong passion for the sector and that this was exactly what I wanted to do.  

“My dad (Brian) has always been my biggest inspiration in life since I was a young girl, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without him encouraging me every step of the way. It is this support that made me realise that I can do and be whatever I want to be in life, even if it is working in a very male-dominated industry. 

MB Plant is continuously developing and expanding, and I am very excited to see what the future brings for the company!”  

So what is it about MB Plant that drives Abby on? 

“I’m very passionate about my job,” she continues. “I push the company to strive for success in every area possible and continually look at how we can improve. The plant hire and logistics sector can be a very male-dominated industry to work within and I am here to try and change the traditional ways for the better.  

“Throughout my journey at MB Plant there have always been new opportunities for me to expand my learning and knowledge, from starting a work-based university degree to achieving certificates for plant/access-based safety training.  

“We offer a wide range of globally accredited training courses such as NPORS, IPAF, RTITB and PASMA from our accredited training instructors. This year I have had fantastic opportunities to be exhibiting at our local summer shows such as New Deer, Turriff and Black Isle Show. That was a great way to connect with others in the industry as well as promote MB Plant.  

“2023 has been an exceptional year all round for MB Plant. At the start of the year, we won Scotland’s Business of the Year “Best Rental Business” for Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire. My grandad Alexander Rennie (Sandy) launched MB Plant back in 1993, so we will have been trading for 30 years this month, and to celebrate this we have refreshed our logos/branding, and this is an ongoing thing changing all the HGVs, vans and stationery. At Turriff Show, one of the biggest trade shows in Scotland next to the Royal Highland, we won third place for the best presented trade stand in the commercials/automobile category.  

“I am currently undergoing my theory side of my Class 2 driving licence for me to progress further in my career, learning different aspects of the divisions throughout MB Plant.  

“MB Plant has a very close and strong employee network, we all strive for perfection and support each other throughout personal and career development. We have a range of ages here, from school leavers to those looking to retire but passing on their expert knowledge to the younger generations before they do so. 

“MB Plant has delivered extensive training this year across all departments, including GDPR training, PAT testing, Abrasive Wheels Training, NEBOSH and Transport Manager CPC training. In total around 20 of MB Plant’s employees have developed new skills and knowledge throughout 2023 through attaining these certificates. 

“There is always something new to learn whilst working within the vehicle hire/logistics sector and MB Plant in general.  

“As they say, ‘Every day is a school day’.”     

Learn more about Generation Logistics.     


Published On: 07/09/2023 15:00:00


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