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AV Dawson appoints director to focus on business growth strategy

Posted on 07 February 2020

AV Dawson appoints director to focus on business growth strategy

Port and logistics specialist AV Dawson has strengthened its award-winning team with the appointment of a commercial and marketing director.

AV Dawson, which owns and operates a 100-acre port and logistics facility in Middlesbrough has promoted Charlie Nettle from his previous role as head of commercial and marketing into a new directorial position on the board to help drive forward the business’ growth strategy. Making use of his strong links in the commercial and marketing sectors, Charlie has responsibility for developing new markets and building long term sustainable growth.   

Charlie joined the business in November 2015 with a remit to develop a marketing and communication function. Amongst his notable achievements in this role was the refinement,

communication and integration of the company’s cores values across the business. The development in his knowledge of the freight and logistics industry led him to support commercial activities and build customer relationships. He has also been instrumental in establishing and subsequently developing and leading new teams in both commercial, and in marketing and communications, taking on a new role as head of these functions.

Gary Dawson, AV Dawson managing director said “Charlie has played a major role in the management of tenders and large contracts, as well as building our reputation in key growth areas such as aggregates and minerals, energy from waste, and renewable energy markets. He has been an important member of the senior management team, and contributor to a number of project teams developing future company strategy, as we have faced new economic challenges. I look forward to Charlie joining the board to help direct the company toward a successful future”.

Charlie Nettle said: “With such significant changes happening in global trade, changes in the political landscape and the emphasis on the environmental agenda, this is such an exciting time to be taking on this new role.  While the 

port and logistics sectors faces plenty of challenges, there are also significant opportunities. AV Dawson has an enviable reputation in the port and logistics sector, and I look forward to driving further growth and building strong relationships with our customers. The start of the year has been incredibly busy, we have hit the ground running and 2020 is certainly looking like it will be an incredibly exciting year”.

In addition to his directorship at AV Dawson Charlie will continue in his roles as chair of the North East branch of CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing), vice chair of Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind and secretary of the Tees and Hartlepool Port Users’ Association.