Meet The Team - Katie Lockett, Sales Manager

16 June 2022

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What is your job title? Sales Manager, Mersey Region- Liverpool, Heysham and Manchester Ship Canal.


Tell us about your career to date: I have always had an interest in sales and believe people buy from people they can trust. My sales career started within the mobile network industry selling mobile phone contracts and additional services. I then moved on and spent ten years in the oil and sustainability industry, driving sales in a fast-paced environment. My mission was to grow the business and produce Bio Diesel. I achieved this by building long standing relationships with customers and understanding their business requirements. 

What does your role entail, and how does this add value to the business? As Sales Manager, I will continue to grow volume over the quay and build our customer portfolio. I am focused on bringing new and growing existing business into our ports across Liverpool, Heysham and the Manchester Ship Canal. I use my experience and knowledge to identify strategies and action plans to improve short and long term sales revenue and offer solutions covering stevedoring, handling, marine fees and storage; along with introducing customers to our Peel Ports Logistics team, who provides a one-stop-shop service including: freight forwarding, chartering, agency, customs clearance and transport.


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

New business; to learn and understand my customers business. I am eager to understand the customer needs and provide the right solution, with this we can grow together. I believe the best way to grow any business is to build relationships within my customer base and understand the 3/5 year business plan to identify opportunities. 


What should customers come to you for? 

If you are looking for the most cost-effective, hassle free service with good communication to move goods, please get in touch. I would like to hear from new businesses looking to enter the UK or international markets requiring logistical assistance or storage space. I can assist with options and solutions across our Mersey region, including Liverpool, Manchester Ship Canal and Heysham. 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. I also specialise in Bulk Liquids, Tank storage, Renewables and Recyclables including offshore wind farms/projects. North West businesses who would like to use the green highway via the Manchester Ship canal should also get InTouch.