GERRY's CAREER

1960-1977         BAKER BRITT

Started his working career as the office boy/messenger in the City before transferring to Heathrow in 1961. Progressed to Manager and then upwards to Director Air Division and Director of a Joint Venture in Scotland for North Sea Oil.

Grew the air division from small beginnings to a major consolidator with specialist knowledge of a number of territories including: Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Bermuda, Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad, Montserrat, St. Kitts. St. Lucia, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Curacao, Bahamas and Tortola. An innovator who pioneered and then started the first air services ex-UK to these destinations.

Launched one of the first ever airport-to-door inclusive rate services from UK to Jersey and Guernsey in 1973.

Has been a member of British International Freight Association (BIFA)  since the early 1960’s then  known as The Institute of Freight Forwarders and admitted as a Fellow on 1st January 1973  (FIFP). On 4th April 2014 was elected a Chartered Fellow  of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport . (FCILT)

 

1978-1995         TRANSGLOBAL AIR

Gerry was the key player in the merger of two companies to form Trans Global Air of which he became Managing Director and later Chairman. Grew the business to be the 6th largest airfreight forwarder in the UK and the largest UK-owned company of its type.

Commissioned and was instrumental in the design of what was probably the first job-start to balance sheet freight forwarding software system which was successfully implemented in 1981.

Grew company turnover from GBP 2 million to GBP 30 million without acquisition.

Led Trans Global to become the number one consolidator to a number of markets including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mauritius as well as a number of Middle East territories.

Won the BIFA gold award for airfreight in 1992 after becoming the first major forwarder to be awarded the BSI ISO 9000 certificate for Quality Assurance. British Airways World Cargo then used Trans Global as the model for their own ISO application.

During this time also chaired Trans Global's sister company – Angel Case & Packing Co.

 

1995-1998         WILSON UK

Started-up the UK operation of Wilson Logistics (now Geodis-Wilson) – the UK arm of Swedish-owned division of the Bilspedition Group.

Grew the company to being a GBP 34 million operation within 3 years
Became a top 30 IATA League Table company within 3 years

Won the BIFA Gold Award for Airfreight Forwarder of the Year in 1997

Achieved Investors in People award for the company in 1998 before moving to an international development role within the Group.

 

1998 to date       GERRY BURGIN CARGO ASSOCIATES (GBCA)

To fill a noticeable gap in the market launched Gerry Burgin Cargo Associates (GBCA) to provide a range of services across the forwarding and supply chain logistics industries.

Can provide consultancy precisely tailored to meet his clients needs be they a household name or a family-owned concern. Is also associated with other well-respected organizations in their field which allows him to cater for both UK and international operations.

 

 

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

 

  • Gerry has served on BIFA's Air Division Management Committee from the 1960s to the present day.

  • During the 1970s he was a senior member of CAAC (Customs and Allied Affairs Committee) advising BIFA and the industry on Customs matters and procedures.

  • In the early 1970s represented BIFA on the board of LACES when the world's first computerized Customs Clearance system was introduced at Heathrow to huge acclaim. Other countries took more than a decade to follow the UK's lead.

  • Has been a member of BIFA since the 1960s and admitted as a Fellow in 1973. Currently also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MILT).

  • In the course of his career has visited more than 90 countries around the globe - most of them many times.  He has experience of selling airfreight services to all of them and in many cases was the first operator to do so.

 

 

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If you're looking for specialist services where expertise is key then Gerry Burgin Cargo Associates is for you.