Truck and Track
A transport management software
specialist, Mandata has appointed a
new senior director as it continues to
expand its UK operations.
Steve Spark has been appointed chief
commercial officer to manage the strong
growth in demand for its integrated
companies control delivery management
with visibility and efficiency.
A key member of the senior management
and Mandata board, Steve Spark will
oversee the growth of its national sales
and marketing teamwith responsibility for
newbusiness and account management as
further solutions are introduced.
Steve’s previous role was at Viewpoint, a
global ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning),
project management and mobile solution
provider to the construction sector. He
brings to Mandata more than 20 years’
experience in software sales andmarketing, developing and leading
commercial teams to deliver sustainable revenue growth.
He said: “I’m very excited to join Mandata and to have the
opportunity to work with their customers.
“I’ve spent the last 13 years leading a business that provided
software solutions into the construction sector where supply chain
collaboration and integrationwere critical, and helping contractors
to improve visibility and control across their businesses.
“I’m joining at a really exciting time for both the industry and
Mandata. I understand that, just like the construction sector, it’s
never beenmore important to embrace technology to help improve
business performance to drive improved efficiency and margin.
of its products that are delivering one source of the truth, real-time
information and avoiding duplication of effort; making life simpler
for operators at a time when innovation is key to achieving greater
efficiencies, differentiation and improved customer service levels.
“Mandata has a dynamic vision and will continue to be a real force
behind change in the industry as it leads the way with its ground-
breaking products; it’s a very exciting time to be here and to play a
key role in helping to bring new critical innovations to the market
which will be in unveiled in the coming months.”
Mandata, which employs 70 people across the UK, is looking
to grow turnover to more than £8m in the next 12 months and
strengthening its national customer base.
Mark Norcliffe CEO said investment in its skilled workforce will
continue to improve the firm’s national capability, technical
excellence and resources, accelerating its continued innovation in
cloud and mobile technology for haulage operators.
He said: “Following the secondary buyout of Mandata in April by
LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Development Group, we’re
moving forward in a position of strength and embarking on the next
stage of our growth strategy, underpinned by continued investment
in product, service and our market-leading team.
“Steve’s appointment is pivotal to this strategy. He brings a huge
amount of experience and knowledge to us at a time of massive
potential for the business. I’m delighted to welcome him as part of
the exciting future for Mandata.
“We remain fully committed to staying at the forefront of transport
management software innovation and it is our priority to continue
providing the highest quality products and excellence in service
Mandata is a leader in transport and logistics software producing
world-class solutions for local and national haulage operators
including Elddis Transport, Fergusons Transport, Agro Merchants
Group, CMDownton Ltd, Sutton & Son Ltd, Gregory Distribution and
Its systems, where information is centralised on one common
platform, allow collaboration between departments and end-
customers, enabling users to gather information from across all
business functions, eliminating the need for multiple systems and
providing increased insight into real-time business performance.
Steve Spark (right), new chief commercial officer at Mandata.
Also pictured is CEOMark Norcliffe
New director adds spark to transport technology
Ian Keilty has joined Wincanton as
Managing Director, Retail and Consumer.
Ian was most recently Vice President,
European Supply Chain, at Sysco and was
previously Chief Operating Officer of Brakes
group when Sysco acquired them. Ian has also
held various roles on the operating boards
and executive committees at Booker Group
and Iceland Stores. Prior to this, Ian had a
background in engineering and supply chain working for Mars and
has an MBA from London Business School.
Ian will succeed LiamMcElroy who is stepping down after six years
in the role during which time he has been instrumental in growing
the company’s Retail and Consumer division. The two will work
side-by-side across a transitional period over the coming months.
Adrian Colman, Wincanton’s Chief Executive, said: “During his time
at Wincanton, Liam has used his considerable energy, industry
knowledge and insight to grow our successful Retail & Consumer
business and I am grateful for the significant contribution that
he has made to our business and our leadership team. Finding a
successor for Liamhas been a difficult challenge and I amdelighted
to welcome Ian who will bring fresh strategic thinking and
intellectual rigour to the Group, backed by a keen interest in our
customers and people. Ian joins us at an exciting time to support
the ongoing growth strategy for our Retail and Consumer business.”
Ian Keilty joins Wincanton
as MD, Retail & Consumer