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MBE for PD Ports’ Jim French

[ June 13, 2018   //   ]

PD Ports’ director portcentric logistics Jim French has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry. Now semi-retired, for the last four years he has dedicated his time at PD Ports to the launch and continued successful operation of the Tees Valley Logistics Academy run with Stockton Riverside College and supported by national charity Career Ready and Think Logistics.

He started his career as a traffic office trainee before moving into management with BRS (British Road Services), then to Exel Logistics and subsequently NYK Logistics in 1998. Five years later Jim joined Teesside-based PD Ports where he has worked as a director of logistics for more than 13 years. He is also a former Road Haulage Association chairman.

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