Meet The Team | Jayne Bickerstaffe | Mersey Sales Manager

17 June 2021

What is your job title?

Sales Manager, Mersey Region – Liverpool, Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn, Ellesmere Port, Port Warrington and Heysham.

How long have you worked for Peel Ports?

6 months

Tell us about your career to date

I have thoroughly enjoyed sailing around the world while working on the world’s largest cruise ships for the past 10 years. At 225,000t, with 6,000 guests and 2,000 crew members, these vessels were like floating cities! My role in sales & marketing allowed my tenacious character to drive sales and solutions in a fast paced environment. As a key-note speaker and TV presenter onboard, I was able to share my passion and enthusiasm for the incredible destinations we were visiting. Having visited over a hundred ports across the world, I have seen first hand how different ports operate. I use this knowledge when finding solutions for customers importing and exporting cargo through the Mersey region of Peel Ports.

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What does your role entail and how does this add value to the business?

As a Sales Manager I continually grow revenue, volumes and build the customer portfolio. I am focused on bringing new business and new customers into our ports across Liverpool, Heysham and the Manchester Ship Canal. I use my knowledge and expertise to identify strategies and action plans to improve short and long term sales revenue. I work with new customers and agents on short term spot deals; as well as existing customers, new customers and agents on long term sustainable solutions. I assist customers with solutions covering stevedoring, handling, marine fees and storage; along with introducing customers to our Peel Ports Logistics team who offer a one stop shop service including: freight forwarding, chartering, agency, clearance and transport.

What do you enjoy most about your role? How does this benefit your customers etc?

Delivering results - I am all about the ‘wins’. I enjoy finding solutions for our customers which enable them to be more competitive and successful.  

What should customers come to you for?

Customer should reach out to discuss their logistical needs. I can assist with options and solutions across our Mersey region including Liverpool, Manchester Ship Canal and Heysham. Get in-touch whether you’re looking to bring in a one off shipment of cargo through one of our ports, or you’re looking for a long-term solution, including the building of port centric storage from warehousing to silos.