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FASHIONFLOW, the National Services Group company formed to deliver packaged textile goods and housewares to Marks and Spencer stores, is to have Allan McPherson as its new managing director.
Mr McPherson moves within the National Freight Consortium from BRS Midlands, where he was responsible for branches including Newark, Birmingham and Derby.
The new appointment takes effect on March 2 and follows the early retirement of Geoff Wright, who had the job for three years and joined NFC in 1969.
Mr McPherson's career with BRS started in 1977 when he joined Midlands BRS as manager of its Bromford Mills branch. For nearly 20 years before that he had worked for Road Services (Caledonian}.
Staying with the Midlands haulage operator company he moved to Birmingham in 1980 as area general manager and was appointed managing director two years later. He was appointed to his present post in 1983 after the BRS Group was restructured.
Briefly joining Mr McPherson on the board of BRS Midlands will be Alan Soper and George Hazle. They have been promoted respectively to director and area general manager, and business development director.
Mr Soper joined BRS Midlands in 1982 as area general manager, having begun his transport career with NFC at National Carriers. There he worked at branches in Basingstoke, Swindon and Ipswich before appointments as branch manager at Northamp ton and Leicester. Midlands BRS branches now under his control include Coventry, Nottingham, Northampton and Wolverhampton.
Mr Hazle has had the title of business development manager, BRS Midlands since the company's reorganisation over two years ago. Before that he was membership services manager, Eastern BRS, for two years and was responsible for opening the Chesterfield Truckstop and developing the BRS computerised Datafreight network.
• Christopher Munro has been promoted to manager of the Edinburgh branch of the NEC subsidiary Scottish Freight Company, He replaces Douglas Graham, who has moved to the company's Falkirk head office to work on special duties.
Mr Munro was previously assistant branch manager, having joined SEC in 1981 as a management trainee. Later he became operations manager at Scottish Parcels, Aberdeen.