Richard Palmer

General Manager

Date joined Fowler Welch:

March 1, 2017

Portrait of Richard Palmer


Richard Palmer is the General Manager for the South Coast operation with responsibility for the main site at Hilsea and the satellite depot at Poole, Richard is responsible for approx. 100 staff across the 2 sites and alongside the regular distribution profile throughout the year he manages the seasonal volume of Jersey Royal potatoes.

Richard started his career nearly 30 years ago and has worked throughout the industry in various roles incorporating Warehousing, Transport and Customer services, Starting at TDG he worked in roles from his home town of Runcorn moving along the M62 corridor finally ending up in Immingham managing a fleet of bitumen vehicles on behalf of Total UK, From here he moved South to London to start his career with P&O Trans European as a Contract Manager for Exxon Mobil in Heathrow, Wincanton acquired P&O in 2002 and Richard continued to work through various roles I the South of England to become Site Manager for a Multi User Warehouse in West Thurrock with responsibility for various contracts including the storage and distribution of Tilda rice throughout the UK.

His most recent role before moving to Fowler Welch was as Southall Depot Manager for Aryzta Food Solutions where he managed the distribution of frozen foods throughout the South of England delivering to a range of customers from small independent shops to large multi national hotels.

Richard is married with two sons, his main interests outside of work include distance running, football, photography and cooking.