Growing freight software management firm, Forward Solutions, has boosted its leadership team. The expanded team features the promotion of one of its key members of staff and the return of a familiar face.
Tom Donnelly becomes Manager of Operations, which will see him play a crucial role in driving the company’s strategic initiatives and advancing its work in providing the freight industry with cutting-edge technology. Tony Eley has also re-joined Forward Solutions, as Development Manager, bringing with him many years of industry experience from across the sector.
Tom has been at Forward Solutions for over 19 years, and has worked his way through the ranks at the Nottingham-headquartered firm. His time at Forward Solutions has seen him work as both a Software Support Engineer and Product Specialist, making him perfectly placed to help oversee the strategy for the business.
Tom said: “I’m delighted to have been made Manager of Operations at Forward Solutions. It has been a great journey for me at the company. It’s a fun prospect to be managing more of our fantastic team.
“We want to continue improving our team and ensure we are working together as effectively and efficiently as possible. Through working with Tony, we will ensure that we are on-track with projects and helping customers continue to improve their own services.”
Tony re-joins Forward with over 30 years of experience, having provided services for organisations such as ITV and Manchester City FC. Tony had previously worked for Forward under its previous guise, Forward Computers, as a Senior Developer.
Tony said: “It feels fantastic to be back at Forward House after 18 years away! It has been great to meet the new members of the team, as well as those who’ve remained here.
“I’m excited to get going in my new role and take a wider overview of the company, which will be critical to our delivery moving forward.”
Richard Litchfield, Forward Solutions’ Managing Director, added: “Tom and Tony are the future management team of Forward Solutions, and I have great confidence in both of them to do a fantastic job in their new positions.
“For Tom, this promotion is well deserved, he is a critical part of the makeup of our team here at Forward, and we can’t wait to see him grow further professionally. We welcome Tony back, some 18 years after his previous stint with us, his impact upon our team has been fantastic already and he will be key to the growth of the company.
“For us, these moves are about consolidating our high levels of customer service and delivering of our products, which truly do make a difference to our customers. Tom and Tony will help ensure that the Forward Solutions customer experience is as smooth as possible, which is what enables us to stand out, in a hugely competitive market.”