GB Railfreight, the UK’s third-largest rail freight operator, has announced the promotion of Liam Day, currently head of contracts, to the role of commercial director.
Liam, a graduate of Network Rail’s management training programme, joined GBRf in August 2014 as terminal development manager, responsible for the maintenance of GBRf depots across the UK, including setting up new facilities. Following a short spell as head of estates, Liam moved to the position of business manager (and latterly general manager) in the commercial department in April 2016 where he was responsible for a team of account managers looking after GBRf’s client relationships and contractual arrangements with its Bulk customers.
John Smith, GBRf managing director, said: “I am absolutely delighted to appoint Liam Day to the post of commercial director. Liam has played a key role in securing long term contracts with Cemex, Hanson Aggregates and Hanson Cement whilst expanding GBRf’s bulk portfolio to its current worth of circa £75 million per annum.
“As a business we are entering an exciting time and I will be working closely with Liam as we continue to grow.”
GBRf currently has a turnover in excess of £200 million a year and operates over 1,000 trainloads a week, moving approximately 23 per cent of the UK’s rail cargo.