Bristol Team Leader celebrates 30 years at Yodel

Falklands War veteran Robin Beard has been congratulated by Yodel for his 30 years of service for the company at its Bristol depot where he is now Lead Team Manager. 

Beard joined Yodel aged 26 after a career in the Royal Marines where amongst other theatres he served in the Falklands in 40 Commando. He joined Yodel in 1990 as a sorter and loader driver at the company. In 2009 he was promoted to Lead Team Manager. In celebration of his achievement he was given £900 of Very vouchers.

Bristol Lead Team Manager, Robin Beard commented: “Leaving the Armed Forces is a big moment for any veteran, so I’m grateful to have been able to find a career that I’ve enjoyed for the last 30 years. Teamwork and camaraderie are important values in the Marines, and it’s great that I have been able to uphold these in the logistics industry – where they are equally as prominent. My colleagues at Yodel have been a key factor in staying here for such a long time; we all enjoy helping each other out.”

Tony Foster, Depot Manager Yodel added: “I have been fortunate to have known and worked alongside Robin for the past 12 years. His experiences gleaned from his many years with the Royal Marines and working himself up the promotional ladder within the business have proved to be invaluable many times to me, his colleagues and the company. It’s been a real privilege to work with a professional such as Robin.”