30 years young
CSB Logistics was established in 1989 to provide specialist export packing and project freight forwarding, primarily for overseas oil and gas projects.
While still in its formative years the company began to explore a new direction during the early development of Canary Wharf, as bulk deliveries from project suppliers were redirected to CSB’s specialist logistics centre for short-term storage and last-mile site delivery management.
Over 30 years CSB has become a leading logistics provider in construction, engineering and FM projects – managing the variation and division between supply chains and the Just-In-Time delivery needs of onsite trade teams.
CSB continues to evolve – driving innovation and service excellence, embracing the latest technology and operational best practice, and taking a lead role in the future of logistics.
Lean Green Logistics Team
CSB is first and foremost a family business. The ‘CSB Family’ extends to every employee, our key suppliers and service partners, and to a special community of business associates and customers with whom we have built long and trusted relationships.
Mutual respect and reliance are recognised by everyone involved in the organisation. The strong ethical principles and values we share, not only ensure the preservation and welfare of our people, but also their families and the communities they live in.
The CSB team is committed to being lean and green. Maintaining continuous improvement and innovation not only ensures we are providing the best service to our customers today, but also safeguarding communities and the environment for tomorrow.
For the past 30 years, CSB’s founder, Clive Barker, has been helping local schools engage with business and develop the employability of the next generation. Expanding on that legacy and commitment, CSB’s Apprenticeship Scheme has proved to be a huge success, producing skilled Logistics Operatives from the raw (often hidden) talents of school-leavers, NEETs and long-term unemployed.
Ensuring the right things are in the right place at the right time is a fundamental principle of logistics – To do this, CSB ensures the right people with the right skills are in the right place.
A Team Of Professionals
With father Clive taking the role of Chairman and remaining in firm support as ambassador and mentor, Matt was appointed Managing Director in July 2009.
He was appointed Commercial Director in January 2013 and oversees the finance function and works closely with Matt on strategic matters and business planning.
Clive passed on the reigns to his son Matt Barker in July 2009 when he took on his current role as Chairman of the company, continuing also as an ambassador and mentor to the board.
His solid work ethic, background in mechanics and a practical approach to problem-solving, enabled a natural development in all aspects of logistics operations and administration.
Following steady progression through operations, supervisor and administration roles, Jeff was appointed Operations Manager in 2010.
The whole CSB team relies on Jeff’s vast experience and hands-on attitude – and his long-term relationships with both customers and suppliers continues to strengthen our key partnerships.
After attaining his degree, Miles returned in 2015 to continue developing our business systems, quality and service standards.
Miles was appointed Business Improvement Manager in 2017, with the primary purpose of enabling the company’s future growth and evolution, through quality management, technology and innovation.