Our Team

The Team at LTS

Our Team

The success of LTS Global Solutions has been built by the hard-working and dedicated team behind the scenes. 

Here you can meet some of the senior management team that help make LTS the company it is today. 

 

Dave Hands

Dave Hands

Managing Director

    

Dave joined LTS in January 2013 as Commercial Director with the responsibility to grow the business. In March 2016 Dave took on the role of Managing Director. Dave has responsibility for the management, development and growth of LTS, alongside this he is accountable for the Transport, Logistics, Customer service, Warehouse and Finance teams.

Dave was the catalyst behind the Management buy out in November 2020, he is an ambitious, highly motivated individual with excellent management, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. He has a wide experience in the transport and logistics industry with an aptitude to effectively facilitate change management, promote quality assurance and provide excellent customer service.

During his time with LTS, he has called on his depth of experience in the industry to increase the customer base, reduce costs, improve processes and reshape the business to guide it to where it stands today.

When not navigating the business Dave enjoys watching the Moto GP and exploring Europe in his motor home with his family. Dave is also a qualified Zumba instructor and does a weekly class with all proceeds going to charity.

Mirza Baig

Mirza Baig

Global Business Director

    

Mirza joined LTS in August 2015 to launch and manage the International services. His background includes extensive experience in Shipping, Freight Forwarding, Liner & Break-Bulk and the Logistics sector, covering operations and business development with international trade & negotiations. He is results orientated, focused with attention to detail and consistently maintains high levels of organisation and planning skills.

Mirza was part of the Management buy out team in 2020 and his education, training and International experience over the years have all served to help make Mirza highly effective at what he does at LTS.

He has a proven track record of business development and can achieve added sales from existing customers. He works with clients to determine requirements and formulate solutions, strategies, forecast and plan for growth. Mirza has a well-developed technology ability, along with key analysis and data management skills.

Keith Allsop

Keith Allsop

Depot Manager

    

Keith oversees the day-to-day operations of the depot, developing strong working relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers across the business.

Keith is focused on ensuring efficiency, productivity, and the highest standards of service for our customers. He does this by enhancing our processes and fostering collaborative relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

Keith has a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the logistics and supply chain industry. With over 25 years of experience, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and a commitment to operational excellence.

Keith previously held the position of Transport and Warehouse Director at Lockwood Haulage and National Development Manager at Palletforce.

Outside of work Keith, when not socialising with friends, he is often found on the golf course and enjoys walking weekends with his partner and their dog.

Rachel Hands

Rachel Hands

Head of HR & Communications

    

Rachel has been involved with LTS since 2013, initially on a freelance basis looking after our marketing and HR admin. As the business grew Rachel became more and more heavily involved and became employed by LTS in July 2022.

With over 25 years of experience in customer service and business administration management, in the engineering, manufacturing and logistics sectors. She is a dedicated, reliable, intuitive, resourceful, and get-it-done kind of person!

Rachel is responsible for our HR functions including our newly implemented Employee Assistance programme and benefits scheme, quality management system and our communications.

Outside of the business, Rachel forms part of the operation’s committee for a local charity The Ups of Downs, is a volunteer mentor for new parents receiving a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome and a School Governor. She enjoys anything motorsport related and being outside in nature.

Rachael Wesson-Green

Rachael Wesson-Green

Finance Manager

    

Rachael joined LTS in March 2021 she is an extremely experienced and dedicated Finance Manager who is an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualified finance professional. Since joining Rachael has implemented a new accounting system, cost savings across the business, additional reporting solutions, and streamlined and improved finance processes.

Rachael was pivotal in organising our relocation to Hams Hall and utilised all of her previous experience to plan, fund, manage costs, and the development of the new site.

She has worked with several growing SME’s during her career and one of her biggest achievements was being part of the management team of the fastest-growing companies in the Midlands increasing turnover exponentially from £2.2m to £20m within four years and running a fleet of 235 vehicles.

In her spare time Rachael enjoys socialising with her family and friends, nice restaurants, trips to the theatre, bike rides and walking. And when time allows exploring new Countries.

Jennifer Burton

Jennifer Burton

Business Support Manager

    

Jennifer is a recent and versatile addition to our senior management team, as Business support manager she uses a wide range of skills and experience from PA to Compliance, HR to Sales, and freight forwarding to marketing.

Jen’s key responsibilities are; ensuring all business admin functions are delivered to the highest quality and in the most efficient manner in line with customer expectations and contractual obligations. Maintaining knowledge of business procedures and processes and continuously improve. HR support, involvement and ownership of key projects to ensure they are delivered on time and to budget. Creating and promoting best practices for staff and leading from the front to provide a positive and proactive culture in all areas of responsibility.

Assisting with the company’s commitment by proactively driving the company’s quality management system and where required creating a standardised format across all processes and procedures. Involvement in projects as required for continual improvement to help the business achieve our standards and where possible exceed them to provide first-class services to our clients creating a Centre of Excellence.

Jennifer is currently studying for her CIPD level 3 qualification as is a qualified Mental Health first aider.

Geoff Tromans

Geoff Tromans

Transport Manager

    

Geoff has been with LTS since November 2015 and over that period has seen and kept up to date with many changes and challenges within the Road Haulage industry.

Geoff is a National CPC holder in UK road haulage operations and is responsible for the day to day running of our transport operations. Geoff is very customer focused and will go out of his way to find solutions for customers.

Geoff has over 30 years of transport management experience, prior to joining LTS he held various transport management positions.

Geoff has a passion for football and travels as much as he can to watch England play around the World. He has a love of motorsport, enjoys nice meals and likes to cook when he has the opportunity.

Dave Roydes

Dave Roydes

IT Systems Development & Support Manager

    

Dave plays an integral role in our customer and supplier IT integrations. He joined LTS in January 2022 initially managing our stock systems. Since the business has grown, and we have identified Dave’s strengths, his role has evolved into systems development.

Dave manages and controls the IT functional activity for our Logistics, Transport and central services, ensuring that our IT systems are robust enough to provide our clients both internally and externally the best in class IT functionality to provide them the leading advantage in their industry.

Dave has a love of IT and writing code which is invaluable when integrating new customers and streamlining our processes. He is involved with onboarding customers, recommending, testing and implementing new systems and works in close collaboration with our internal teams developing tailor-made enhancements to continuously improve our practices.

Gavin Ballard

Gavin Ballard

Warehouse Operations Manager

    

Gavin joined LTS in September 2022 and is responsible for our warehouse operations and customer KPI performance. Gavin has a wide range of experience in large warehouse operations from his time with Eurocar parts, Halfords and Lidl.

He enjoys working on the evolution of processes and empowering staff to reach their full potential and has a smile on his face most of the time.

Gavin is an advocate for men’s mental health and has raised thousands of pounds for the charity Mind completing physical endurance challenges.

Deb Pitt

Deb Pitt

Environmental, Quality, Health & Safety Lead

    

After a long stint in Waste Management Deb joined LTS as a transport planner in 2015 managing drivers and vehicles. When we launched our logistics services Deb transitioned into warehouse administration alongside learning about Health and Safety.

As the business has grown, and moved into larger premises, Deb now undertakes the role of Environmental, Health and Safety Co-Ordinator working closely with our H & S partners, the management team, and our workforce. She writes our safe systems of work and carries out various training around them whilst ensuring we are all working safely.

Outside of work Deb enjoys gardening and dabbles at restoring old furniture, she also enjoys visiting country homes and gardens together with the obligatory tea and cake with her partner. Deb is very proud of her achievements playing women’s football for over 14 years and helping pave the way for future generations.