Our Team

Lee Nichols

Managing Director

Lee Nichols

Managing Director

 Lee began working with Bedfords in 2011 as Purchasing Consultant. He was asked to remain with the business as Business Improvement Manager to manage business strategy before being appointed to Business Improvement Director in February 2014.

A former procurement Director at the Polestar Group, HJ Heinz and Grattan Mail Order (Otto Versand), Nichols’ role included analysing expenditure data, managing cross-functional teams to deliver Commodity and Service tenders, implementation of new supplier contracts, and measuring performance and ROI on procurement and new supplier projects.

David Storey

Finance Director

David Storey

Finance Director 

Dave has worked for Bedfords Group for just under three years and is fully responsible for the Group's Accounting and Finance activities. Dave thoroughly enjoys working with people in all parts of the business who are hard working, honest and direct and still find time for humour on the busiest of days!

In his spare time Dave enjoys football, general fitness activities and spending quality time with his family and friends. 

Steff Pfadenhauer

CEO

Steff Pfadenhauer

CEO

Steff is the CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Bedfords Group after serving as Managing Director until July 2016. Steff played a major part in the company's evolution and growth, in particular with Bedfords rolling out across Europe and acquisition of its network partner, LinQ Alliance. 

Now on a part time basis, Steff takes an active consultancy role within the business. 

“As a Yorkshire haulier we needed to be seen to be a national player, especially as we are always looking to move forward, and deliver above and beyond the expectations of our clients".

Andy Dowd

Business Development Executive

Andy Dowd

Business Development Executive

Andy has worked with Bedfords Group for seven months, he is mainly responsiblefor the new business sales and marketing of the group. 

Outside of work, Andy enjoys walking, reading and the occasional game of golf.

"The people at Bedfords are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the logistics industry ensuring customers are delivered service second to none."

Dave Webster

Group Operations Director

Dave Webster

Group Operations Director

Dave has been a Bedfords Group employee for just under 20 years and has full responsibility of the Group's Logistics Operations activities. 

Outside of work Dave enjoys spending time with his friends and family and also walking the dog. 

"I really enjoy working with the rest of the team at Bedfords and meeting the daily challenges that the Group presents."


Patrick Wray

Invoice Manager

Patrick Wray

Invoice Manager

Patrick has been a Bedfords Group employee for 19 years! His main responsibility is invoicing, along with setting up accounts and rates in TMW (Transport software). Patrick also provides logistic support for the Mail newspapers, scheduling and costing.

Outside of work, Patrick enjoys keeping fit by visiting the gym regularly - he also enjoys watching his football team Halifax Town and playing golf. Patrick also enjoys going out with friends, going on holiday and travelling. 

"I enjoy working at Bedfords due to the professional and friendly environment - Bedfords is a service providing company and service is definitely paramount to us!"

Craig Green

Group Transport Manager

Craig Green

Group Transport Manager

After working at Bedfords Group for 13 years, Craig is the Group Transport Manager. His main roles and responsibilities include maintaining and developing current customer relationships, solving all operational issues and ensuring Bedfords Group are legally complaint to the highest standard. 

When not at work, Craig enjoys all sports, in particular football, cricket and boxing. 

Andy Blinstrub

Contract Manager

Andy Blinstrub

Contract Manager

A typical day at Bedfords Group for Andy would consist of ensuring all contract KPIs, operational efficiency, customer service level expectations and contract profitability are met. 

After working for the company for 5 and a half years, Andy enjoys the fact that each day brings a different challenge!

Outside of work, Andy enjoys football, walking, history and reading. 

James Scholfield

Supply Dispatch Planner

James Scholfield

Supply Dispatch Planner

James is responsible for resolving any issues that may arise in regarding to deliveries and also plans the workload for both the day and night drivers.

Having worked at Bedfords Group for ten years, James enjoys the fresh challenges that arise on a daily basis and the sense of pride that comes with accomplishing these. 

In his spare time James enjoys spending time with his children. 

"I work with a great team both in the office and on the road."

Susan Hoole

Palletforce Supervisor

Susan Hoole

Palletforce Supervisor

Sue has worked in the industry for thirty years, and has been with Bedfords Group for eight of these! 

Each day can be very different but Sue's main role is to ensure all Palletforce Deliveries and Collections are carried out on time. This means that Sue needs to have extremely good communication and organisational skills - which of course she does! 

When not in work, Sue enjoys travelling to different holiday destinations, reading and also gardening.

Danny Temple

Financial Controller

Danny Temple

Financial Controller 

Having worked for Bedfords Group for just over a year, Danny is responsible for weekly P&L results, month end P&L forecasting and also KPI analysis!

Results are extremely important to Bedfords and are therefore key in Danny's role.

Outside of work Danny enjoy's playing football on Saturday afternoons and also watching his favourite team Newcastle United! He also enjoys playing golf and walking in the country!

Anna Konarska

Assistant to the Transport Manager

Anna Konarska

Assistant to the Transport Manager

Anna has excellent customer service skills as she deals with customers on a daily basis, answering any queries and providing information they may require. She also produces reports for managers, is in charge of drivers/staff holidays, creates tacographs and also mainteneance records. 

After working at Bedfords Group for almost a year and a half, Anna really enjoys how challenging her role is - each day is different!

"There is great atmosphere within the office and I get to learn something new every day. I was looking for a job that gives me possibility to progress and my role at Bedfords Group definitely is covering that aspect."

In her spare time Anna enjoys walking, swinning and getting stuck into a good book!

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No: 2613524. VAT No. GB 183 453 455

Contact

Bedfords Ltd,
Pheasant Drive,
Gelderd Road Industrial Estate,
Birstall,
Batley,
West Yorkshire,
WF17 9LT.

01924 422456

enquiries@bedfordsgroup.com

Head Office

Bedfords House,
Unit 4,
Cliffe Park Way,
Morley,
Leeds,
LS27 0RY.