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5 minutes with… Alison Smith

This week we took 5 minutes out to chat with Business Improvement Manager Alison Smith.

Alison works closely with the Speedy Freight IT team to test, develop and devise new systems and processes, ensuring we always provide the best service to all our customers and Franchisees.

A key member of our logistics team, Alison is one of the many success stories which powers our growth as leading logistics providers.

Let’s find out more about Alison…


What do you like most about working in logistics?

I’ve worked in logistics for my entire career – it’s always busy and there’s lots going on.

What do you do to wind-down after a busy day at work?

Read a book, go for a walk or go to the gym.  I am so pleased to be able to go out again with my friends, for a meal and drinks.

At 8 years old, what job did you want to do when you grew up?

I don’t remember – but given I spent most of my time outdoors with my father who was a landscape gardener, I probably wanted to do the same. I continue to be a keen gardener today.

What is your favourite food?

Ooh I have lots of favourites!  My favourite cuisine is probably Spanish, followed by Italian.  They have some of the best desserts too! (Chocolate con churros and tiramisu).

What is your favourite film?

Not sure I’ve got one!  I do like a good superhero or car film – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films and the Fast & Furious films


Thanks to Alison for her time and for offering insight into the people behind our story. For further information on the great work done by our team, check out our case studies or book a local courier near you if you’re ready to organise a collection.

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