Meet the dedicated and experienced Longs of Leeds team, delivering satisfaction for our clients and customers
Andrew Long joined the business in 1984 at the age of 19. Andrew worked his way through all departments and functions of the business and now plays a pivotal role in running the main commercial activities and operations of the business. As both a director and shareholder of Longs of Leeds he is passionate about customers, service and quality and provides a hands-on approach to management.
Stephen Long joined his father, Norman in the family business aged 17. Now a shareholder and director, Stephen is primarily in charge of quality control and customer care. Stephen also manages our systems and technology, and ensures Longs of Leeds is up-to-date with cutting edge developments, which enables us to provide our customers with the very best service and communications.
Lisa has been a senior manager at Longs of Leeds since 2014, and is responsible for compliance, quality, H&S, HR and general operations of the business. She’s worked in logistics for over 30 years, starting in Hull importing and exporting before gaining experience in national distribution, warehousing and depot management.
Dave has worked in the transport industry for 32 years, and has spent 12 years at Longs of Leeds. As commercial manager, he helps to ensure the smooth running of the day-today business, and oversees key clients in both distribution and warehousing, to ensure customers’ needs are fulfilled.
Jonathan is the fourth generation of the Long family to work in the business and has been a part of the company for over 20 years. He manages the traffic office and its busy team, which ensures that deliveries are tracked and managed efficiently so they arrive on time. He’s proud of keeping the family name strong within the transport industry.
Fleet manager Ricky has been in the transport and motor industry since 1981. He served an apprenticeship as a coach builder and has managed fleets of buses, tankers and lorries. He had a spell as a motor insurance engineer and ran two vehicle repair bodyshops, and now looks after the fleet of 100 vehicles at Longs of Leeds.
Warehouse / Site Manager
Kevin started as a Pallex driver in 2008 after working as a European courier across the UK, Germany, Spain and Ireland. But after joining Longs of Leeds, Kevin changed up the open road for the warehouse, and is kept busy looking after Longs of Leeds 90,000 sq feet of storage facilities.
Hull Depot Co-ordinator
After 4 years as a traffic planner, Shaun took on the role of Hull depot co-ordinator in 2018. He oversees the running of the Longs of Leeds’ Hull operation, leading its focussed team. Shaun is hands-on and covers all the aspects of the business in Hull – communicating with customers and drivers, planning deliveries and overseeing loading.
Juggling both HR and recruitment at Longs of Leeds, Steph is responsible for finding the right drivers for our business. However, beyond simply hiring, Steph guides new drivers through the on-boarding process as they start their career at Longs, as well as supporting office staff.
Joyce has been with Longs of Leeds for 15 years – and is a fully trained accountant. Originally starting as the management accountant, Joyce’s role as financial controller ensures smooth running of all aspects of Longs of Leeds’ accounting systems.