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The logistics industry should provide few problems to Andrew Penny – he’s used to planning routes on land, air and sea.

Travel, transport and driving have been life-long multimodal passions for Palletforce’s head of logistics.

His love of sailing has seen him compete in both the Tall Ships Race and the Round the Island race, where 1,500+ yachts race around the Isle of Wight.

“It’s quite a sight,” said Andrew, who has been with Palletforce for two-and-a-half years. “We did it in just over nine hours.

“Having qualified with the Royal Yachting Association to Yachtmaster level, my wife and I now own a motor cruiser that we have named YOLO, as you do only live once, and spend most weekends on the Norfolk Broads or North Sea and English Channel coastlines.”

And he doesn’t just gain inspiration from sailing or driving – his national management roles see him covering more than 60,000 miles a year and he holds a class 1 HGV licence, which he has used to gain experience with several companies – he can take to the skies too.

“In 2000, I managed to tick flying off my bucket list, and gained my Private Pilot’s Licence and spent many an hour flying around Cornwall, where I lived at the time,” he added.

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