CMS Names Mark Calladine as New Managing Director

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Mark Calladine

CMS, part of The Delivery Group has appointed Mark Calladine as its new Managing Director.

Mark has served as the company’s sales director since 2013 and he begins his new role in the wake of The Delivery Group’s recent management buyout.  Mark has over 20 years’ experience in both logistics and print management solutions and has previously held senior positions at Romax Marketing & Distribution and DHL Global Mail.

The Delivery Group (TDG)’s management buyout marks a further period of growth for the group which has already grown revenues from £32m to more than £250m since 2011. Led by Steve Stokes, James Wilkins and Paul Carvell, the deal was made possible following the successful sale by TDG of its international e-commerce logistics business, P2P, to FedEx Corporation in March 2018.

Alongside Mark Calladine’s promotion, the buyout has led to several other changes to senior management; Steve Stokes is now Group CEO and James Wilkins has moved up to the position of Managing Director at Secured Mail. Paul Carvell continues as Executive Chairman, and Mark Bigley, previously CEO at Secured Mail, remains as a Non-Executive Director and consultant to the Group.

Mark comments: “During my five years at CMS we have achieved strong growth and retention, offering excellent support to our clients through our unique range of services. Our success has allowed us to invest in state of the art automation, enhanced IT with our one-stop-shop web-booking platform, along with the development of additional services. Combined, these investments allow us to scale for future growth as we continue to focus on delivering the very best service to our clients.

“I look forward to working with the board, our team and our clients to continue the growth of CMS and The Delivery Group, as we enter the next exciting chapter in our 50th anniversary year.”

Since opening its first office in New York City in 1968, CMS has gone on to establish a global service. The company offers rapid and secure hand delivery services in the City, whilst operating more than 200 mailrooms for high profile businesses including leading media and financial institutions.