Lancashre haulage firm bolsters senior team

Chris Swarbrick
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A family-run Lancashire haulage and logistics firm has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of a new Finance Director.

Chris Swarbrick, 41 joins FDC Holdings from Barclays Bank, where most recently he was director with responsibility for running the corporate real estate finance team in Manchester.

While originally trained as an accountant, Chris’s career in banking spanned over 15 years across Standard Chartered, RBS and Barclays.

Chis said: “Over the course of my banking career I have been privileged to have some of the largest owner managed trading and real estate businesses in the North West as my clients, hence I feel that I have learnt from some of the best.

“It has always been an ambition of mine to become more hands on in the growing of a successful organisation, and I feel that the continued rapid growth of FDC Holdings and its sister company Moorcot Property Limited offers me the perfect platform to fulfil my ambitions.”

In addition to the FD role, Chris will play a key part in FDC’s sister organisation, Moorcot Property Limited. Moorcot has been set up specifically to purchase commercial property to satisfy the growing storage needs of both FDC’s existing client base and third party requirements.

Recently purchasing its first site, a 300,000 sq ft warehouse with offices at Walton Summit, Moorcot has already fully let the space and is actively seeking to acquire further buildings.

FDC’s Managing Director Peter Allen said: ‘I have known Chris for a number of years and am delighted that we could attract him to join our ambitious businesses.

“A major attraction was his breadth of experience of funding large scale transactions.”