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Gideon Hillman
Gideon Hillman FCILT FCMI FIC

Gideon, Has over 26 years’ Global Supply Chain, Logistics and Materials Handling industry experience. 
He was employed at a Senior Management Level throughout Europe with both manufacturers and Global 3rd Party Logistics Providers  prior to establishing Gideon Hillman Consulting in 2004; which is now part of The Supply Chain Consulting Group; one of the leading Logistics and Supply Chain consultancies in the UK.  
His sector expertise throughout the UK and Europe includes FMCG, Retail, Food Production and Processing, e-commerce, Wholesale Networks, 3rd Party Logistics operations, Automotive Production Logistics, Utilities and Construction and General Manufacturing. 
Gideon is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport; a Fellow of The Chartered Management Institute, Fellow of The Institute of Consulting, an Affiliate Member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) and a former Board Member of UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association).

Craig Ryder
Craig Ryder MILT BSc

Craig, Has diverse experience in Supply Chain having worked for major logistics service providers in the UK and abroad, prior to co-founding GO Supply Chain Consulting in 2013, and now part of The Supply Chain Consulting Group. He has held management positions within logistics service providers working directly in 12 countries across Europe on a variety of projects from operations benchmarking/design to supply chain strategy. His experience includes the FMCG; Retail; Automotive; Industrial sectors. A graduate of Durham University, he is a member of the CILT and has a broad range of expertise in logistics and supply chain operations with key areas of expertise are in European logistics service providers transport optimisation, supply chain network strategy design and warehouse design.

Gavin Parnell
Gavin Parnell MSc MILT MCIPS

Gavin,  Is an experienced and versatile Supply Chain and Logistics consultant with over 22 years’ experience. Gavin started his career in 1996 in third party logistics, holding roles in business development and operations before moving into consultancy in 2004 and subsequently staring up GO Supply Chain Consulting in 2013, now part of The Supply Chain Consulting Group; one of the leading Logistics and Supply Chain consultancies in the UK. His clients range from medium sized companies to global corporations including Supermarkets, Retailers, FMCG and Industrial Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Third-Party Logistics companies. He works in the UK and internationally.
His strongest subject expertise is in Distribution Network Strategy, DC/Warehouse Design and Optimisation, Cost to Serve and Cost/Benefit Analysis, Inventory Optimisation and Automation, including systems specification, selection and implementation. 
Gavin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and has an MSc. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University.

Sue Hillman
Sue Hillman MCIPD

Sue joined Gideon Hillman Consulting as a Director in 2005, now part of The Supply Chain Consulting Group; one of the leading Logistics and Supply Chain consultancies in the UK. Sue is responsible for the accounts and administration functions and the office support personnel within the company. Prior to joining Gideon Hillman Consulting   Sue had spent many years in Senior HR roles within the Private and Public sectors (both permanent and contract) and previously a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. A highly motivated person, She has been instrumental in the development of Gideon Hillman Consulting for over 12 years and now continues to provide the same level of expertise and drive to the development of The Supply Chain Consulting Group.

Marta Biela
Marta Biela MSc

Marta Holds an MSc. in Global Supply Chain Management from Middlesex University. 
She is skilled in the analysis of large and complex data sets using Access, Excel and PowerPivot/PowerQuery. Marta uses proprietary/custom modelling tools and third-party software such as PTV to evaluate alternative scenarios and provide high quality, well presented and insightful outputs.  Her consulting experience includes logistics network strategy projects for major manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers and warehouse design projects in FMCG, Retail and Fashion.

Phillip Beckham
Phillip Beckham MILT

Phillip Has over 30 years’ experience in Logistics and Warehousing covering all aspects of Materials Management, Procurement, Warehouse Management, UK & European Logistics, Supply Chain Optimisation and Quality Management, prior to joining Gideon Hillman Consulting as a Senior Consultant in 2007. He has significant experience in Vendor Management, Vendor Support Operations, Inbound/outbound Logistics, Warehouse, Distribution and e-fulfilment Centre design to optimise pick rates and efficiency as well as 8 years Facilities and Engineering management experience. He is an expert in Warehouse and Distribution Centre facility layouts and optimisation (including resource planning) and WMS integration to optimise pick rates and efficiency and provides our clients with detailed layout designs and full racking and equipment requirement specifications utilising our in-house CAD design facilities, combined with his significant experience including the development of complete Standard Operating Procedures. Phillip is Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport and has worked on over 100 projects for a range of clients. He also has significant public sector experience.

Kenneth Porter
Kenneth Porter BSc MA MILT

Kenneth Is a Strategic and Operational Supply Chain Consultant with over 25 years’ experience in developing and optimising logistics operations. He has extensive experience using advanced modelling techniques to develop logistics strategies and operational improvements and is effective at engaging with key stakeholders at all levels ensuring that he delivers real benefits to client organisations. His key skills are Logistics Strategy Development and Operational Review, Analysis and Improvements, Supply Chain and Logistics Network Modelling and Strategic Design, Business Case Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Solution Implementation and Warehouse and Distribution Centre Optimisation including design, workflows, layouts, process, automation, control systems, and WMS specification and integration. Kenneth is highly proficient in the development of spread sheet based simulation tools and decision support models and regularly supports clients with warehouse planning and strategic transport network design. His sector experience includes Retail, General Manufacturing, Wholesale, Third Party Logistics and Distribution, Automotive, Food Production, and Life Sciences having supported clients across the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australasia. Kenneth is a Member of the Institute of Logistics with a BSc. (First Class) in Pure Mathematics & Theoretical Physics and a Masters in Operational Research. 

Simon Cox
Simon Cox

Simon Cox Has worked extensively in the logistics industry for nearly 40 years.  After gaining an MSc at Cranfield Institute of Technology he worked for BOC Transhield before joining the NFC.  His experience also includes supply chain consultancy with Ernst & Young, Group Food Logistics Manager with Whitbread and business development and planning with Express Dairies Distribution.  Before his current role he worked for TDG as Business Solutions Director based in Paris working extensively in mainland Europe on projects with a multi-discipline and/or pan European dimension.  Simon has a very practical, but analytical approach to all aspects of logistics design and his consultancy role has taken him across all sectors and, as well as Europe, he has completed projects in the US and the Middle East.

Patryk Filipek

Patryk Holds a Masters in Manufacturing & Production Engineering Management from the University of Hertfordshire (including Operations & Supply Chain Management Modules). Patryk has experience in the use of CAD, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPivot systems; and has previously worked in the Logistics sector for the Marks & Spencer Warehousing Operations Department -Focusing on Clothing & Home Products.

Joana Rodrigues
Joana Rodrigues MSc

Joana Holds a Masters in Economic and Corporate Decision Making from Lisbon University (including Operations Research and Supply Chain modules) and is skilled in operational problem formulation, coupled with advanced data analysis skills. She is experienced in the use of SAP, Excel and PowerPivot systems, with experience in the 3PL, Wholesale, and Packaging sectors.

Tim Cox

Tim Is a logistics professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the third party logistics industry.  Tim has a sound combination of practical, technical and strategic management experience, gained at the highest level within major organisations.  With significant solution design expertise, Tim is a very hands on consultant who can combine practical operational know how with up to date analytical and modelling techniques.  Tim has worked across a range of sectors including drinks logistics, food services, automotive, industrial, newsprint and pharmaceuticals.  Tim is a graduate of the University of Plymouth and has spent a significant amount of time in mainland Europe and Ireland, as well as the UK mainland, and has completed projects in the US and as far afield as Japan.


Darren Liffen

Darren is an operations specialist with over 20 years Supply Chain and Logistics operations experience across many sectors including, Retail; FMCG, Catalogue and e-fulfilment operations and parcel freight.  Darren has a continuous improvement approach and a proven track record of delivering highly effective operational cost efficiencies and supply chain transformation.  Prior to becoming an Operations Consultant in 2012 he worked for a leading 3rd party logistics provider for 11 years serving household name blue chip companies before moving into the catalogue and education supplies sector.  As well as specific expertise in warehouse and distribution centre improvement and optimisation Darren is equally effective at commercial buying disciplines, vendor management, inventory management, cube optimisation and helping businesses to partner with best fit logistics providers.  As well as a broad range of logistical expertise Darren brings with him energy and enthusiasm and is known for inspiring and unlocking potential in the people he works with.

Natasha Raymond
Natasha Raymond BSc (Hons)

Natasha is responsible for the Marketing Strategy, execution and budget management; and for the implementation and ongoing support of the Sales and CRM systems for the Gideon Hillman Consulting, Go Supply Chain Consulting and The Supply Chain Consulting Group brands and services. In addition to this, Natasha is responsible for organising key industry exhibitions and trade shows including stand design and promotional material and videos. Natasha holds a BSc (Hons) from Coventry University and a CIM L4 Award in Digital Marketing Certification, CIM certification for writing PR and Newsletters, CIM certification for GDPR 2018, and the HubSpot CRM Sales Software Certification.

Rachael Holdright
Rachael Holdright

Rachael Maintains and manages the administration functions within the company. Since joining Gideon Hillman Consulting in 2011 she has been fundamental in ensuring all office processes are followed. She has been responsible for developing the ISO 2001 Quality process and maintaining the company’s Quality Accreditation and achieving the current ISO 2001:2018 Standard. Rachael is responsible for the daily support of the office team and also offers daily support for our Directors and consultants, ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed, formatted, and processed correctly ensuring our customers and client’s needs are met.

Amy Bethell
Amy Bethell BSc (Hons)

Amy reports directly to the Senior Executive Marketing and Communication Systems and supports the marketing function with the inbound and outbound marketing strategy, coordinating information, and creating content to be shared via the websites, blogs, and social media including videos, infographics, and testimonials. This includes producing advertisements, trade show stand design and printed promotional materials.