After working at Tesco’s HO in Welwyn Garden City, Carl took the opportunity to further his career with Associated British Ports and move closer to the fells of The Lakes.
“I began my career with Tesco on their graduate training scheme, working in logistics,” he said. “I then worked as a Duty Manager at Newcastle International Airport before returning to Tesco to work predominantly on logistics and food distribution. I’ve worked with lorries, I’ve worked with planes and now I’m working with ships at ABP!
“I joined ABP in September 2016 after realising I could move closer to The Lakes.
“ABP is the UK’s largest port operator with a network of 21 ports nationally, including Barrow and Silloth in Cumbria.
“Barrow is a hugely important port locally and nationally, and we look after customers such as BAE Systems and Dong Energy, who are currently building the world’s largest Offshore Wind Farm.
“We employ 25 colleagues directly, and there are thousands of other jobs reliant on the port. My team does a lot of engineering and world-class maintenance work to ensure that we have the infrastructure to support projects such as BAE Systems’ Submarine programme.
“I manage 65 people across the North West, including pilots, engineers and admin teams. I have frequent interactions with our customers to ensure they are satisfied and we are committed to continuously improving the services we provide.
“My role revolves around people, customers, operations, finance and supporting the culture of health and safety, which is part of our DNA at ABP.
“The opportunity to live and work in Cumbria is a dream so I’m taking advantage of it. I’m very serious about my career and I’m glad that I am able to combine my passion for work with my passion for the fells.
“There has never been a better time to be living and working in Cumbria. I think it’s a glorious opportunity to be part of an economic renaissance in this part of the country.”