Working with Bibby Distribution - Anthony Roe

Date: Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 4:17pm

Anthony Roe, 39, Fleet and Engineering Manager, Bibby Distribution – and former Lance Corporal, Queen’s Lancashire Regiment

What was your service record before joining Bibby Distribution?

I joined the Army at 16, following in my father’s footsteps as he served for 20 years with the Royal Engineer Corps. I served in Northern Ireland for eight years working in tactical intelligence. It was an unforgettable experience that made me who I am today.

Can you tell me about your career to date at Bibby Distribution?

I joined Bibby Distribution in 2010 as a Transport/Compliance Supervisor. Since then I've been promoted to Fleet and Engineering Manager, and now manage maintenance for more than 800 trucks and 1,300 trailers. These are used on our major national contracts with companies such as Saica Paper.

      

How did Bibby Distribution support your transition from military life?

Army life is highly organised compared to civilian life, so adjusting can be challenging. Bibby Distribution has supported me by structuring my role so I work on long-term projects which require significant scheduling. I was also given a dedicated mentor to talk to. That made it easy to adjust, and was a similar structure to what I had as a young Private with my Lance Corporal.

Would you recommend Bibby Distribution as an employer for those leaving military service?

In the Army you need to be good at problem solving, working under pressure and managing people. These same skills are required in logistics and I’ve found that Bibby Distribution recognises and values individuals for their talents, so I would definitely recommend them. They also invest in training, so you can always add to your skills, and it’s a positive working environment where everyone’s given the opportunity to succeed.  

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