Hat trick of appointments for Hatmill to boost its automation and sustainability capability

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Supply chain and logistics consultancy Hatmill has recruited a host of new industry experts to boost its automation and sustainability capabilities.

Aaron Thomas, Freddie Swift and Shaun D’Arcy have joined the employee-owned consultancy as consultants as the firm looks to expand into the US and Europe after over 13 years of consistent growth and success.

Aaron Thomas has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics working for a variety of companies. In 2016, he founded a start-up venture and multi-award-winning business that integrated solar and telematics with commercial vehicles reducing fuel use, emissions and vehicle maintenance costs. His role at Hatmill will be to support clients in achieving carbon neutral and net zero within their supply chain

Freddie Swift previously worked at DHL and URBN in both operations and transport roles. He has considerable experience in the aviation, healthcare and retail sectors. His role will be to support Hatmill’s clients build sustainable supply chains of the future.

Prior to joining Hatmill, Shaun D’Arcy was a Senior Director at Johnson & Johnson, with over 22 years of experience leading Logistics, Supply Chain Operations and major transformational programs in the Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Healthcare sectors for the North of EMEA. His expertise in the Healthcare and Lifescience sectors will be an asset to Hamill’s clients who are looking to build more resilient, fit for future supply chain operations.

Forefront of automation in supply chain

Hatmill is at the forefront of automation in the supply chain and its projects have increased in number and size over the last year with the firm managing projects with a total CAPEX value of over £1.5bn. Clients include Asda, Greggs and Royal Mail.


Simon Dixon, Founder of Hatmill said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Aaron, Freddie and Shaun to the team. Their industry expertise is second to none and their combined experience will be a huge boost to our clients.

“We can now provide a one-stop shop for any supply chain change project, including the latest robotic technology and automation expertise. Companies embracing technology, automation and sustainability, and building agility and resilience into their supply chain will be the ones who survive and thrive in the future.

“We’ve got ambitious plans for growth at Hatmill in 2023 following a 41% increase in turnover last year with plans to expand into the US and Europe on the back of client demand.

“There has never been a better time to consider joining Hatmill as we plan for further growth and accelerate the next phase of development. We are actively looking to add talented people to our team. It is a great time to join a growing firm with ambitious plans.”

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