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.

Fluent in Australian and English

Daniel Allin
CHIEF COMMERCIAL 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 20 years of practice.

His unparalleled knowledge has assured him a position on the board at diamond – leading our tech evolution with despatchlab, transforming despatch […]

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Daniel Allin
Daniel Allin
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

Bringing logistical harmony to diamond clients: Daniel’s a passionate, self-confessed workaholic with extensive knowledge of the logistics industry built through some 20 years of practice.

His unparalleled knowledge has assured him a position on the board at diamond – leading our tech evolution with despatchlab, transforming despatch departments UK wide.

Outside of work his family; 2 boys (William & Ethan), step children (Harrison & Chloe) and daughter (Freya) keep him on his toes A few more and he’ll have his very own football team!

Natalie Wearing
DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS
Natalie Wearing

Natalie started her career within operations at a market leading electrical retailer, she went on to study for her degree at the University of Winchester and latterly worked as part of the UK Transformational Change Team for a vehicle hire company.  Natalie will be focusing on supporting, developing and transforming the operation here at […]

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Natalie Wearing
Natalie Wearing
DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS

Natalie started her career within operations at a market leading electrical retailer, she went on to study for her degree at the University of Winchester and latterly worked as part of the UK Transformational Change Team for a vehicle hire company.  Natalie will be focusing on supporting, developing and transforming the operation here at Diamond to achieve operational excellence across our network.

Natalie is passionate about people; her team and clients, and always strives to be the best and do the best for both.  She believes in giving back to the community and is proud to be associated with charity initiatives.

Natalie lives in Hampshire and in her spare time enjoys travelling, attending live music events and spending time with her family.

Jason Kirkup
Depot Manager Guildford
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
Depot Manager Guildford

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.

Rebecca Lester
Chief Information Officer
Rebecca Lester

Rebecca has worked in Healthcare for 25 years, leading on Transformational Change and Innovation, and we identified that her skills are easily transferred to Logistics.  She joined our team in 2017, her focus is on integrating people, process and technology to deliver high quality services for our clients, network and HQ.  She leads on […]

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Rebecca Lester
Rebecca Lester
Chief Information Officer

Rebecca has worked in Healthcare for 25 years, leading on Transformational Change and Innovation, and we identified that her skills are easily transferred to Logistics.  She joined our team in 2017, her focus is on integrating people, process and technology to deliver high quality services for our clients, network and HQ.  She leads on Systems, our Network and Operations. Rebecca (is related to Kate J) and lives in Hampshire with her family and 3 dogs!

Becky Agent
Network Support
Becky Agent

Becky joined in June 2013 in the Cinema Logistics department, then moved into Customer Services in 2014, and now in 2018, has joined Network Support. Outside of work Becky enjoys spending time with loved ones, walking the family dogs, and having a little dance when she can!

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Becky Agent
Becky Agent
Network Support

Becky joined in June 2013 in the Cinema Logistics department, then moved into Customer Services in 2014, and now in 2018, has joined Network Support. Outside of work Becky enjoys spending time with loved ones, walking the family dogs, and having a little dance when she can!

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ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR
Nicola Lamprecht

Nicola is embracing something of a career change having worked as a lecturer for, in Nicola's words, "too many years!"

Nicola enjoys spending time with her family and a retreat to the woodland for camping and some serious BBQ’ing when she can. Nicola hopes to complete the practical part of her ACCA studies and qualify as an accountant within […]

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Nicola Lamprecht
ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR

Nicola is embracing something of a career change having worked as a lecturer for, in Nicola's words, "too many years!"

Nicola enjoys spending time with her family and a retreat to the woodland for camping and some serious BBQ’ing when she can. Nicola hopes to complete the practical part of her ACCA studies and qualify as an accountant within the next couple of years

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.

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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.

Adam Digweed
ASSISTANT MANAGER GUILDFORD
Adam Digweed

Adam joined us in 2015 as a warehouse assistant and has grown with business and now joins Jason Kirkup assisting in managing all operations in Guildford from warehouse to overnight to sameday deliveries.

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Adam Digweed
Adam Digweed
ASSISTANT MANAGER GUILDFORD

Adam joined us in 2015 as a warehouse assistant and has grown with business and now joins Jason Kirkup assisting in managing all operations in Guildford from warehouse to overnight to sameday deliveries.

Zoe Tinline
Trainee Assistant Accountant
Zoe Tinline

Zoe over see’s all of the invoicing of Diamond Headquarters. She is known the be a very quick and witty person around the office.  An active gym goer and all round smiling face of Diamond!

 

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Zoe Tinline
Zoe Tinline
Trainee Assistant Accountant

Zoe over see’s all of the invoicing of Diamond Headquarters. She is known the be a very quick and witty person around the office.  An active gym goer and all round smiling face of Diamond!

 

Matt Naylor
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR
Matt Naylor

Matt comes from a hospitality background, rolling out cutting edge systems within the hotel industry. With hands on technical experience backed up by experience as a Project Manager. He prides himself on good technical knowledge, organizational skills and customer care.

When Matt isn’t busy dealing with queries or learning even more about […]

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Matt Naylor
Matt Naylor
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR

Matt comes from a hospitality background, rolling out cutting edge systems within the hotel industry. With hands on technical experience backed up by experience as a Project Manager. He prides himself on good technical knowledge, organizational skills and customer care.

When Matt isn’t busy dealing with queries or learning even more about technology and gadgets, he spends his time running round after his two kids Lacey (Unicorn, flamingo and cat lover) & Mason (Thor wannabe), playing Football, Fishing and Online gaming. As a former gaming coach, training and patience comes easy to this personable, friendly guy.

Anchilla Gerber
CLIENT SERVICES ASSISTANT
Anchilla Gerber

Anchilla joined Diamond Logistics as an Operations Assistant in October 2017 to support our team in Operations, she has now moved on to become one of our Client Service Assistants to support our clients with any customer queries and/or complaints. Anchilla is one of our foreigners from South Africa, and is fluent in Afrikaans and English. She […]

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Anchilla Gerber
Anchilla Gerber
CLIENT SERVICES ASSISTANT

Anchilla joined Diamond Logistics as an Operations Assistant in October 2017 to support our team in Operations, she has now moved on to become one of our Client Service Assistants to support our clients with any customer queries and/or complaints. Anchilla is one of our foreigners from South Africa, and is fluent in Afrikaans and English. She loves the outdoors and wildlife.  She enjoys spending most days with her family and friends and also loves to travel, she’s very much the jet-setter.

Bobby Doughty
Credit Control
Bobby Doughty

Bobby brings 40 years of experience in the courier and logistics industry to Diamond, together with a background in business strategy and credit control.

Having run his own courier company in London for 30 years, he understands the challenges of the industry from within.

Outside of credit control, Bobby’s interests include cooking, clubbing, […]

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Bobby Doughty
Bobby Doughty
Credit Control

Bobby brings 40 years of experience in the courier and logistics industry to Diamond, together with a background in business strategy and credit control.

Having run his own courier company in London for 30 years, he understands the challenges of the industry from within.

Outside of credit control, Bobby’s interests include cooking, clubbing, classical music and cameras.

Tim Charles
FULFILMENT COLLECTIONS DRIVER
Tim Charles

Our very popular GU and KT Fulfilment Specialist and Collection Driver for Guildford. Tim is our face to face brand ambassador supporting the team by collecting our clients’ precious parcels and consignments.

And if being out on the road wasn't enough, Tim loves to travel (often a road trip) on his holidays to!

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Tim Charles
Tim Charles
FULFILMENT COLLECTIONS DRIVER

Our very popular GU and KT Fulfilment Specialist and Collection Driver for Guildford. Tim is our face to face brand ambassador supporting the team by collecting our clients’ precious parcels and consignments.

And if being out on the road wasn't enough, Tim loves to travel (often a road trip) on his holidays to!

David Ward
Fulfilment Centre Operative
David Ward

David joined the team in the fulfilment centre in June 2018 helping fulfil client’s online orders. Since joining, David has been keen to learn skills in and out the fulfilment centre to aid in all areas of Diamond Logistics.

David moved back to UK after spending 22 years living in Cape Town, South Africa. In his spare time David enjoys a […]

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David Ward
David Ward
Fulfilment Centre Operative

David joined the team in the fulfilment centre in June 2018 helping fulfil client’s online orders. Since joining, David has been keen to learn skills in and out the fulfilment centre to aid in all areas of Diamond Logistics.

David moved back to UK after spending 22 years living in Cape Town, South Africa. In his spare time David enjoys a Braai (BBQ to you and me) watching movies and walking his dog Mollie.

Gurpreet Sehmi
Client Services Assitant
Gurpreet Sehmi

diamonds most recent member of the Client Services team makes sure that the customers are always happy and ensures that each call is dealt with enthusiasm. In the office she likes to keep the tea and coffee flowing! She is keen advocate of a warm office.

Gurpreet has many years logistics experience with a specialism in  Dangerous Goods.

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Gurpreet Sehmi
Gurpreet Sehmi
Client Services Assitant

diamonds most recent member of the Client Services team makes sure that the customers are always happy and ensures that each call is dealt with enthusiasm. In the office she likes to keep the tea and coffee flowing! She is keen advocate of a warm office.

Gurpreet has many years logistics experience with a specialism in  Dangerous Goods.

Charlotte Heard
HEAD OF EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
Charlotte Heard

Charlotte joined diamond logistics in June 2017 as Executive Assistant to CEO and Founder Kate.

She's now moved on to Head of Executive Support and Company Secretary . Some of her roles include Project Management, , support for Board of Directors, HR, Office Management, Marketing and Event Organisation Outside of work Charlotte enjoys […]

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Charlotte Heard
Charlotte Heard
HEAD OF EXECUTIVE SUPPORT

Charlotte joined diamond logistics in June 2017 as Executive Assistant to CEO and Founder Kate.

She's now moved on to Head of Executive Support and Company Secretary . Some of her roles include Project Management, , support for Board of Directors, HR, Office Management, Marketing and Event Organisation

Outside of work Charlotte enjoys family time with her 3 daughters and wonderful husband. And when she has some spare time travelling, reading and eating baking. 

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FULFILMENT CENTRE OPERATIVE
Amber Kirkup

Amber joined diamond in August 2018 in our fulfilment centre. After finishing college becoming a fully qualified hair dresser, she has become a great asset assisting in multiple departments Amber is a great diamond team member. While still at college completing a barbering course. Amber enjoys ice skating in her spare time.

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Amber Kirkup
FULFILMENT CENTRE OPERATIVE

Amber joined diamond in August 2018 in our fulfilment centre. After finishing college becoming a fully qualified hair dresser, she has become a great asset assisting in multiple departments Amber is a great diamond team member. While still at college completing a barbering course. Amber enjoys ice skating in her spare time.

Zain Sheikh
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ASSISTANT
Zain Sheikh

Zain started in August 2018 and is our purchase ledger clerk. He is responsible for the day to day purchases of the company along with managing the carrier payments for the franchises.

Outside of work Zain runs a under 16 Kickboxing group. He started training at the age of 8.

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Zain Sheikh
Zain Sheikh
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ASSISTANT

Zain started in August 2018 and is our purchase ledger clerk. He is responsible for the day to day purchases of the company along with managing the carrier payments for the franchises.

Outside of work Zain runs a under 16 Kickboxing group. He started training at the age of 8.

Benji Lester
Head of Paw Patrol
Benji Lester

Benji joined the diamond family in 2017, since then he has been a vital member of the team, keeping the team in shape taking them for their daily walks. He delivers squeaky toys and accept strokes in exchange for his time.

Benji is a big advocate for reducing food waste, happily volunteering to clear up left overs. 

 

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Benji Lester
Benji Lester
Head of Paw Patrol

Benji joined the diamond family in 2017, since then he has been a vital member of the team, keeping the team in shape taking them for their daily walks. He delivers squeaky toys and accept strokes in exchange for his time.

Benji is a big advocate for reducing food waste, happily volunteering to clear up left overs. 

 

Natalie Blake
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Natalie Blake

Natalie joined diamond in January 2018 as our part time Finance Director. With her experience steering SMEs through organisational change, process improvement and generating cost savings, Natalie is looking forward to utilizing her commercial expertise and providing financial guidance to help diamond grow and prosper.

Outside of the office […]

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Natalie Blake
Natalie Blake
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Natalie joined diamond in January 2018 as our part time Finance Director. With her experience steering SMEs through organisational change, process improvement and generating cost savings, Natalie is looking forward to utilizing her commercial expertise and providing financial guidance to help diamond grow and prosper.

Outside of the office Natalie likes to be active and is most likely to be found riding her horse Archie on whom she regularly competes.