Long-serving colleague, Dean Adams, is our new Transport Manager

Dean Adams

One of our longest-serving employees, Dean Adams, has recently been promoted once again, this time to the role of Transport Manager – and we couldn’t be more proud of him!

Dean started his journey with us as a Removals Porter when he first joined the business in 2001, before progressing to the role of Warehouse Assistant, through to Warehouse Manager in 2007 until 2015.

He then decided that he wanted a change, and trained to become a Class 2 Driver within house removals – which included driving and leading many teams whilst out in the field.

More recently, before his Transport Manager promotion, Dean also became the Supervisor at the firm’s partner company depot – Steeles of Stamford – in 2020. After this depot was consolidated to the Ballards HQ in Markham Moor, Dean then began his transport management training.


Our Managing Director, Matt Ballard, said:


“We are so thrilled to see Dean progress into the role of Transport Manager. He is a fantastic member of our team – having joined our business way back in 2001 as a Removals Porter.

“At Ballards, we really care about our employees and encourage them to undertake additional training and professional development in order to progress in their careers. We support them as much as we possibly can to reach their goals.

“Dean has made a great start to his new role already, getting stuck into all of the different day-to-day responsibilities that he now has.”

Now on our Operations Licence, Dean will continue his professional development in his new role, with ongoing training, coaching and mentoring whilst undertaking his increased responsibilities.


Dean Adams, our new Transport Manager, said:


“When Matt & Joe (Ballard) first offered me the chance to do the qualification, I was a bit taken aback but jumped at the chance! I have had several different roles at Ballards with increasing responsibility – but this is the most exciting challenge for me to date.”

“They both have given me 100% support – anything I needed, they were there. I’m so excited to transition into my new role and see what challenges it will have in store for me.

“The last 21 years at Ballards have flown by, and no two days are the same – which is why I enjoy my job so much. That, and being part of a very supportive, diverse team of fantastic people. I’d love to offer a huge thank you to Matt and Joe for this opportunity and their continued support over the years.”

Whilst undertaking his training and qualifications, Dean was mentored and coached by the fantastic Pete Rushmer, Managing Director at Flagship Partners. He said:


“We have worked with Ballards for four years and they are a fantastic client – Matt and Joe are committed to very high operational standards, which makes it a great partnership for both businesses.

“Matt and Joe are committed to developing skills in their team, so we were delighted to support Dean. We have also been working in-house with Dean, mentoring him and developing effective systems and processes.

“It is a brilliant example of the in-house development and commitment to quality and progression that Ballards have.”To register your interest in any upcoming vacancies that we may have, please get in touch with our friendly team today.

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