UK logistics consultancy Labyrinth has restructured into three specialist divisions, and announced two new appointments.
Labyrinth achieved widespread prominence within the industry in 2002 with its creation of Jigsaw, the haulage co-operative that successfully challenged the UKs major transport providers.
Labyrinth Directors Paul Smith and Harvey Douglas spent the intervening period running Jigsaw, and as a consequence have become well known figures within the industry.
Since handing Jigsaw to new management in March, they have returned full time to Labyrinth to launch a corporate services division.
Smith explains Through our time at Jigsaw we had frequent exposure to corporate finance, banking, corporate rescue, and mergers & acquisitions. Logistics companies and hauliers are major users of these products, but often fail to represent themselves credibly on the occasions when they most need to.
It is also evident that many financial practitioners do not relish the vagaries of the logistics industry, and lack the kind of detailed industry specific knowledge that would assist them greatly when they have to make quick viability decisions on administrations, or when carrying out due diligence.
We are now offering our knowledge and experience to logistics companies and financial practitioners who need to better understand each others requirements in these often difficult situations.
Labyrinth has also purchased the Supply Chain Design Company to create its own supply chain division. This extends Labyrinths traditional transport base into warehouse design and procurement as well as the wider supply chain and network design. Jo Godsmark has joined as Divisional Director. She has over twenty years prior experience in manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain with Ford and Mars.
Labyrinth M.D. Ruth Waring heads up Labyrinths transport operations division dealing with legal compliance and O licencing, health & safety, quality and operational reviews. Labyrinth is recognised as the market leader in the provision of these services, and works for many of the UKs best-known transport providers.
Waring is now supported by Samantha Latham who has recently joined Labyrinth from Seafield Logistics as a consultant.