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our teams – business owners

Kevin O’Brien – Partner

Kevin has been in the haulage industry since 1983 when he joined the GOLF Cargo Terminal in Bradford as General Manager. He subsequently set up his own business consolidating and distributing cargo for an Italian operator and in 1995 set up Freightlink Europe with wife, Lesley O’Brien. Kevin therefore has extensive knowledge in both warehousing and distribution and the safe loading of customers’ goods.

Hobbies: Offshore sailing (particularly Ireland and Hebrides), reading and walking

Email: kevin@freightlinkeurope.co.uk

 

Lesley O’Brien – Partner

Having studied as a Foreign Correspondent, Lesley’s intention was not to join the transport industry.  An intended short term interim job at Gondrand UK in Bradford however lasted for 2 years, where Lesley was able to put her French and German language skills to good use.  She was then head hunted by French haulage Company MJL International, and set up a Company for them in the UK.  The Company grew from 10 to 100 vehicles and in 1995 was sold to then one of the top 5 French hauliers, Giraud.   Lesley became Managing Director of Giraud UK in Leeds, subsidiary, Barbour European in Sterling, Scotland and set up Giraud UK Logistics in Bridgend, Wales.  In 2008 Lesley left Giraud to work full time with husband Kevin.   Lesley therefore brings a wealth of transport knowledge and fully understands the importance of meeting transport deadlines, especially when collecting goods to be loaded for international transportation.   Lesley also runs, sister Company, Freight Train ( specializing in Driver CPC Training, Transport Consultancy, Transport Audits and Compliance – www.freight-train.co.uk), sits on the Regional Council and Executive Board of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Yorkshire Maintenance Committee, alongside VOSA and the Traffic Commissioner.

Hobbies: Keep fit, cooking, entertaining at home, cinema, travel

Email: lesley@freightlinkeurope.co.uk

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We would love you to experience our service – let us take one of your collections or deliveries and show you the exceptional way we treat you and your goods. Call us 01274 608900 or email us enquiries@freightlinkeurope.co.uk

Recommendation

Lesley is infectious. Her knowledge of the transport and logistics sector, both nationally and internationally is second to none. She has obviously not gained her experience in the trade from books - she has been at the sharp end! Passionate about her industry and knowledge she delivers her training courses very well and keeps the attention of even the most unwilling of participants. Lesley is a great asset to the RHA Regional Council. She thinks outside the box and keeps herself and others around her motivated. Lesley is a great ambassador for the Road Transport/freight industry. I couldn't recommend her highly enough. I often seek and value her opinion."

Chris Flynn, Chris Flynn Management Services Ltd