Kate Lester
FOUNDER & CEO
Kate Lester

Kate started in business at the tender age of 20 – all the way back in 1992. Mother of 2 fabulous young adults, she is the energy behind Diamond. Absolutely PASSIONATE about client service , she’s a firebrand who believes in collaborative working for ‘Shared Success’.

Her coffee making skills are appalling and she is not very tolerant with […]

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Kate Lester
Kate Lester
FOUNDER & CEO

Kate started in business at the tender age of 20 – all the way back in 1992. Mother of 2 fabulous young adults, she is the energy behind Diamond. Absolutely PASSIONATE about client service , she’s a firebrand who believes in collaborative working for ‘Shared Success’.

Her coffee making skills are appalling and she is not very tolerant with people who don’t pay their bills.

She’s also an award winning consultant who worked with small to medium sized businesses who need help to turn around, grow or even be born – find out more at www.katelester.com.

Likes – people who own their own businesses, Brighton and epicurean delights. And travel, lots of travel. Dislikes – traffic wardens and mobile phones in restaurants.

Contact Kate at kate@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Richard Harris
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Richard Harris

Richard is the eyes and the ears of diamond. He works with the entire network to develop and implement best practice, ensuring diamond deliver value to our customers and each of our sites around the UK.

Richard enjoys working with the fabulous team and the challenge of a fast growing franchise and sector, and ensures we are well positioned […]

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Richard Harris
Richard Harris
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Richard is the eyes and the ears of diamond. He works with the entire network to develop and implement best practice, ensuring diamond deliver value to our customers and each of our sites around the UK.

Richard enjoys working with the fabulous team and the challenge of a fast growing franchise and sector, and ensures we are well positioned for future expansion.

Likes – two kinds of biking; Mountain biking with treks around the UK and the world and Motor biking on the Harley Davidson.

Passions – a long time supporter of Liverpool FC and watching England and Northampton Rugby.

Aspirations – a chef, for the moment to his very patient friends and family.

Say hello at richard.harris@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Daniel Allin
CHIEF OPERATION OFFICER
Daniel Allin

Bringing logistical harmony to diamond clients: Daniel’s a passionate, self-confessed workaholic with extensive knowledge of the logistics industry built through some 18 years of practice.

His unparalleled knowledge has assured him a position on the board at diamond – with his baby, Multi Carrier Solutions, transforming despatch departments […]

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Daniel Allin
Daniel Allin
CHIEF OPERATION OFFICER

Bringing logistical harmony to diamond clients: Daniel’s a passionate, self-confessed workaholic with extensive knowledge of the logistics industry built through some 18 years of practice.

His unparalleled knowledge has assured him a position on the board at diamond – with his baby, Multi Carrier Solutions, transforming despatch departments UK wide.

Outside of work his wonderful wife (Emma), 2 boys (William & Ethan), step children (Harrison & Chloe) and recent new arrival (Baby Freya) keep him on his toes A few more and he’ll have his very own football team!.

Say hello at daniel.allin@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Jason Kirkup
DIRECTOR OF DEPOT OPERATIONS
Jason Kirkup

Trouble shooter and whip-cracker.

Kate’s known Jason since he helped her turn around the Night Warehouse operation at a local haulage company. We’ve encouraged him to swap from being a creature of the night to jumping in to help manage the Guildford depot day operations.

Father to two great girls, he’s an ex-GKR UK Karate Champ with a heart […]

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Jason Kirkup
Jason Kirkup
DIRECTOR OF DEPOT OPERATIONS

Trouble shooter and whip-cracker.

Kate’s known Jason since he helped her turn around the Night Warehouse operation at a local haulage company. We’ve encouraged him to swap from being a creature of the night to jumping in to help manage the Guildford depot day operations.

Father to two great girls, he’s an ex-GKR UK Karate Champ with a heart of gold whose firm hand make sure stuff gets done. An HGV 1 and 2 licenceholder, he manages our small fleet and is your port of call reference depot facility issues too.

Say hi to Jason at jason.kirkup@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Jason Gowan
NETWORK DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jason Gowan

Jason started in March 2014 and is our Network Development Manager. He is responsible for the day to day running of the franchise including managing franchise queries and performance with the carriers.

Outside of work Jason runs a semi private Functional Combat Mechanics Ving Tsun training group. He started martial arts when he was nine years […]

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Jason Gowan
Jason Gowan
NETWORK DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Jason started in March 2014 and is our Network Development Manager. He is responsible for the day to day running of the franchise including managing franchise queries and performance with the carriers.

Outside of work Jason runs a semi private Functional Combat Mechanics Ving Tsun training group. He started martial arts when he was nine years old and still has as much passion for it as he did then.

Say hi to Jason at jason.gowan@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Dan Barnes
ACCOUNTS MANAGER
Dan Barnes

Dan Barnes heads up our accounts department and is the master of the reconcilations and self bills for our Franchisees. He is a keen bird watcher and football fanatic.

Say hello to Dan at daniel.barnes@diamondlogistics.co.uk

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Dan Barnes
Dan Barnes
ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Dan Barnes heads up our accounts department and is the master of the reconcilations and self bills for our Franchisees. He is a keen bird watcher and football fanatic.

Say hello to Dan at daniel.barnes@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Becky Agent
CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER
Becky Agent

Got a problem? Becky is your girl! When Becky joined the team in June 2013, she was responsible for what was then our Cinema Logistics department.

Now in charge of customer service and client care she handles all your logistics queries.

Say hello to Becky at becky.agent@diamondlogistics.co.uk

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Becky Agent
Becky Agent
CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER

Got a problem? Becky is your girl! When Becky joined the team in June 2013, she was responsible for what was then our Cinema Logistics department.

Now in charge of customer service and client care she handles all your logistics queries.

Say hello to Becky at becky.agent@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Karon Britton
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Karon Britton

Keeper of the purchase orders and making sure accounts are kept up-to date. Karon makes sure that everything functions at Diamond as it should.

Say hello to Karon at karon.britton@diamondlogistics.co.uk

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Karon Britton
Karon Britton
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Keeper of the purchase orders and making sure accounts are kept up-to date. Karon makes sure that everything functions at Diamond as it should.

Say hello to Karon at karon.britton@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Adam Digweed
WAREHOUSE/OPS ASSISTANT
Adam Digweed

Adam joins Jason, and Becky as a warehouse / ops assistant. Adam’s role within the team is to support the operations team and make sure that the Diamond warehouse is kept squeaky clean.

Say hello to Adam at adam.digweed@diamondlogistics.co.uk

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Adam Digweed
Adam Digweed
WAREHOUSE/OPS ASSISTANT

Adam joins Jason, and Becky as a warehouse / ops assistant. Adam’s role within the team is to support the operations team and make sure that the Diamond warehouse is kept squeaky clean.

Say hello to Adam at adam.digweed@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Chris Jellis
WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
Chris Jellis

Chris joined us in June 2016 as our latest Warehouse Assistant supporting Jason and the team to make sure clients orders are picked, packed and despatched.

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Chris Jellis
Chris Jellis
WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

Chris joined us in June 2016 as our latest Warehouse Assistant supporting Jason and the team to make sure clients orders are picked, packed and despatched.

Tim Charles
COLLECTION DRIVER
Tim Charles

Diamond’s Collection Driver for Guildford he provides support to Jason and his team by collecting our clients’ precious parcels and consignments.

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Tim Charles
Tim Charles
COLLECTION DRIVER

Diamond’s Collection Driver for Guildford he provides support to Jason and his team by collecting our clients’ precious parcels and consignments.

Chantelle Rochefort
CUSTOMER SERVICE/OPS ASSISTANT
Chantelle Rochefort

Helping Becky and Adam out in customer care and operations, answering customer calls and liaising with carriers she is an essential part to the engine room.

As well as being a same day delivery driver when the team is short.

A woman that can multi-task!

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Chantelle Rochefort
Chantelle Rochefort
CUSTOMER SERVICE/OPS ASSISTANT

Helping Becky and Adam out in customer care and operations, answering customer calls and liaising with carriers she is an essential part to the engine room.

As well as being a same day delivery driver when the team is short.

A woman that can multi-task!

Liza Stoffberg
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Liza Stoffberg

Profile Coming Soon!

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Liza Stoffberg
Liza Stoffberg
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Profile Coming Soon!

Charlotte Heard
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Charlotte Heard

Charlotte is a woman of many talents. Dealing with the initial franchise queries, organising our diamond events, our communications from HQ, and marketing…as well supporting our CEO Kate so she can lead diamond flying fast. Wow.

In between all these duties Charlotte also keeps the team afloat with tea, coffee and Chocolate (an absolute must) […]

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Charlotte Heard
Charlotte Heard
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Charlotte is a woman of many talents. Dealing with the initial franchise queries, organising our diamond events, our communications from HQ, and marketing…as well supporting our CEO Kate so she can lead diamond flying fast. Wow.

In between all these duties Charlotte also keeps the team afloat with tea, coffee and Chocolate (an absolute must) what would we do without you Charlotte!?

Say hello at: Charlotte.Heard@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Eliza Liu
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Eliza Liu

Eliza is our premier point of communication for our clients and responsible for providing top customer service that is just our diamond way of doing things.

Outside of work Eliza can be found travelling, hiking, painting or enjoying live music. She loves the Great British outdoors!

Say hello at: Eliza.Liu@diamondlogistics.co.uk

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Eliza Liu
Eliza Liu
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Eliza is our premier point of communication for our clients and responsible for providing top customer service that is just our diamond way of doing things.

Outside of work Eliza can be found travelling, hiking, painting or enjoying live music. She loves the Great British outdoors!

Say hello at: Eliza.Liu@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Mark Tarling
SALES
Mark Tarling

Mark’s responsibility is finding all those businesses that diamond can help build and grow on one stop logistics.

With a qualification in Nutritional therapy and wellness coaching, Mark can be found keeping everyone in tip-top shape at diamond HQ. If you look carefully enough you might also find him performing at some of the best music […]

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Mark Tarling
Mark Tarling
SALES

Mark’s responsibility is finding all those businesses that diamond can help build and grow on one stop logistics.

With a qualification in Nutritional therapy and wellness coaching, Mark can be found keeping everyone in tip-top shape at diamond HQ. If you look carefully enough you might also find him performing at some of the best music festivals around the UK. A diamond all rounder!

Say hello at: Mark.Tarling@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Mark Williams
NETWORK SALES MANAGER
Mark Williams

As Network Sales Manager, Mark is responsible for national sales on fulfilment as well as warehousing and franchising sales opportunities to help keep growing our diamond network.

Mark enjoys hiking and costal walks with his beautiful wife Sarah- when the British weather allows. And has two bonkers cats: Molly and Maisy. #diamondpets

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Mark Williams
Mark Williams
NETWORK SALES MANAGER

As Network Sales Manager, Mark is responsible for national sales on fulfilment as well as warehousing and franchising sales opportunities to help keep growing our diamond network.

Mark enjoys hiking and costal walks with his beautiful wife Sarah- when the British weather allows. And has two bonkers cats: Molly and Maisy. #diamondpets

Say hello at: Mark.Williams@diamondlogistics.co.uk

Martina Bonas
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Martina Bonas

Martina provides all the support needed to ensure the smooth running of diamond’s Accounts department.

Martina has a passion for history, especially the Tudors and enjoys visiting castles and stately homes in her spare time. She’s our diamond.Say hello at: Martina.Bonas@diamondlogistics.co.uk

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Martina Bonas
Martina Bonas
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Martina provides all the support needed to ensure the smooth running of diamond’s Accounts department.

Martina has a passion for history, especially the Tudors and enjoys visiting castles and stately homes in her spare time. She’s our diamond.
Say hello at: Martina.Bonas@diamondlogistics.co.uk