ByBox announces Martin Cheeseman as new strategic development director

ByBox has announced the appointment of a new Strategic Development Director, Martin Cheeseman.

Martin Cheeseman has taken up the brand-new role at the smart locker technology specialist, to help ByBox drive strategic growth and break into new markets.

Martin joins from supply chain solutions provider, TVS SCS IFM (Rico Logistics) where he worked for fifteen years, playing a key role in helping the business expand into new territories across Europe and further afield.

Prior to TVS SCS IFM (Rico Logistics), Martin also spent three years at logistics and smart locker provider DX Business Direct. In total, he has more than 30 years’ experience in supply chain management businesses.

Martin said: “I am thrilled to join ByBox. It is a great company, and I am really keen to drive the expansion of the business into new geographical territories and sectors. One of the things I have always been most passionate about is establishing relationships with prospective customers.

“I was attracted to ByBox because of its strong brand, market-leading products and excellent service quality. The company has impressive long-term ambition and powerful innovation that has the potential to revolutionise the supply chain.

“Everything I have seen so far has been really positive, and the welcome has been tremendous.”

ByBox managing director Mark Garritt said: “I am really pleased to welcome Martin to the team.

“Following ongoing investment in new technology and the successful integration of 5,000 additional smart lockers into ByBox’s estate following the acquisition of Pelipod, our offering to customers has never been stronger.

“Martin will play a crucial role in delivering our industry-leading services to new markets at this exciting time. His vast expertise in supply chain solutions in his previous roles and will be invaluable to the business.”

ByBox currently has more than 45,000 smart lockers across more than 1,500 sites throughout the UK that enable businesses to securely collect and return equipment and parts from places of maximum convenience near their points of service.

ByBox inventory management systems ensure that businesses can securely deliver equipment and parts to smart lockers near their points of service at locations across the UK, reducing the distance engineers need to travel to pick up and return items.

Operating in 31 countries, ByBox delivers 30 million items per year, with 99.7% of deliveries made on time.

ByBox works with leading brands to support vital infrastructure including hospitals, telecoms, utilities and data centres.

ByBox has its head office in Slough, along with distribution centres in Bristol, Coventry, Doncaster, Glasgow, Huntingdon, London, Milton Keynes, Solihull and Warrington.

In 2023 the company acquired Pelipod from BT Group, which added 5,000 lockers to its nationwide estate of secure smart delivery storage and collection points.