Get to Know… Ian Maddock, truck and trailer’s Transport & Logistics Manager
Ian Maddock talks about his career, his time in the RAF, and how he’s a dab hand with a sewing machine!
Where are you from originally?
What was your first job?
I spent 14 years in the RAF as a Survival Equipment Fitter (I joined when I was 17). I spent time in the Falkland Islands, Kosovo and various bases around the UK assisting pilots on a daily basis with anything from flying suits to parachutes and yes, I can use a sewing machine!
What job(s) did you have before joining DGTT?
When I left the RAF, I tried my hand at being an estate agent, but it really wasn’t for me. I then went into logistics with Biffa (waste management) and onto Elliott Hire (modular building hire in Ampthill) before joining DGTT.
When did you join DGTT?
What was your first job at DGTT?
Logistics Analyst & Controller – I assisted Fleet Services with the authorisation of bookings etc and planned the fleet drivers’ daily work.
What’s your current job and what does it involve?
I’m the company’s Transport & Logistics Manager, which involves ensuring that the Operator Licence compliance for our TCS, MH and EMC businesses is adhered to. I also plan the work of six DGTT fleet drivers (and depot drivers when the need arises) as well as assist with any sales programmes, inter-depot movements and any new trailers that need to be spread around our depot network. In addition, I help Fleet Services, when required.
What’s been the highlight of your time at DGTT?
I’m happy how my career has progressed since starting with the company. There are no real highlights to note, but I do enjoy completing large-scale movement projects for depots or sales programmes.
What significant changes have you seen in the business during your time at DGTT?
Dawsongroup has expanded into a lot of new ventures since I started and it’s impressive that it’s established a truly global presence.
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