Meet the Team

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We do everything with our core values of people, partnership and performance.

We are a family-run business who believe these characteristics should influence everything we do in business and life. So come and meet us.


Executive Leadership Team

Meet the Carlton Forest Executive Leadership Team.

Mark Pepper

Mark Pepper

Chief Executive Officer

A determined, professional leader with a vision and entrepreneurship that is enviable. Mark was named as one of the Top 50 LDC, supported by The Times, Most Ambitious Business Leaders in the UK for 2022. His infectious spirit motivates and empowers those within the business to succeed and deliver the vision and strategy of its award winning 3PL division.

Diane Ward

Diane Ward

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

An experienced CEO with over 40 years expertise in 3PL, retail and distribution. Diane is an accomplished business leader and a strategic thinker who turns vision into reality through strong leadership. Combining detailed planning and implementation, Diane’s determined ‘can do’ attitude in all aspects of the business has driven major growth within 3PL over the last 5 years.


3PL & Warehousing

Meet our award winning 3PL and warehousing team.

Stephen Ashby

Stephen Ashby


Stephen has over 35 years’ experience working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Having worked for traditional UK transport companies up to large US based multinational companies, always with a primary focus on European freight and cross channel transport. Stephen is adept at implementing complex logistics and customs solutions in the e-commerce, FMCG, packaging and automotive sectors, and has worked with some of the world’s largest blue-chip customers.

Bradley Hall

Bradley Hall

Head of Operations

Winner of the UKWA Warehouse Manager of The Year 2022, Brad has a passion for warehousing and storage solutions and is highly focused on providing exceptional customer service. His strengths come from his ability to work cross-functionally both with customers and internal teams to ensure the right solution is delivered each and every time.

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Dan Smith

Continuous Improvement Manager

A forward thinking and dynamic champion of change, focused on delivering improvements and efficiencies. Highly specialised in understanding customer needs, Dan utilises over 20 years’ experience in distribution and logistics and manages each project with skill; integrating ‘core and tailormade elements’ building a complete, comprehensive end to end solution.

Lukasz Kempinski

Lukasz Kempinski

Technology and Innovation Business Partner

Lukasz has worked in the logistics industry for 16 years gaining operations and management experience before moving over to WMS configuration and development. Lukasz builds creative and robust solutions for our customers, delivering custom modifications within our WMS, and developing customer integrations that enable efficient onboarding and reliable end to end data exchange.


Logistics & Transport

Meet our expert logistics and transport team.

James Brindley

James Brindley

Head of Transport

An experienced Head of Transport with a broad history of working in the logistics industry and large scale operations. Drawing from his extensive experience in 3PL, Retail and Manufacturing James demonstrates an ability to understand the customer’s needs, create the solution all while being flexible and with a professional with a positive outlook.

Carlton Forest Logistics Team

Chris Holleley

Transport Manager

Chris completed his Transport Managers CPC in 2016 and undertook the role of Transport Manager. His role involves the upkeep and maintenance of the fleet and arranging the transport requirements for customers. He is committed to fulfilling and achieving 100% OTIF.

Accreditations, Associations and Memberships

We offer COMA and BRC Certified Solutions. Active members of UKWA, RHA and BAMA. Proud patrons of Doncaster Chamber of Commerce.

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