Meet The Team

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Greg Barnes 

Managing Director                 co founder

Joined The Team in: 1987

In Brief

I am the one responsible for pushing the business forward in all areas. Ensuring that we maintain the high standard that we promise on our Logo. To deliver excellence.



Debra Hobbis

Financial Director 

 Joined The Team in: 1987

 In Brief 

I’m the one who manages the money.   Our Finance Department runs like a military operation and that’s the way I like it!


Christopher Hobbis

Sales & Marketing Director 

 Joined The Team in: 1989

 In Brief

I’m accountable for the sales, commercial and HR departments here at Translink Express.

My focus is on delivering profitable growth for the business, Customer retention and First-class customer service.





Customer Services


Customer Service Manager 

 Joined The Team in: 1990

In Brief

Excellence in Customer Service is at the forefront of what my team stands for and its my job to ensure that we exceed our customers expectations. 


Customer Service Advisor 

Joined The Team in: 2015

In Brief

I take speed typing to a new level, always at the end of the phone or email to find a solution to any enquiry.


Customer Service Advisor

Joined The Team in: 2016 

 In Brief

It's my job to fight your corner should anything go wrong, i'll be there on the end of the phone with the answer to your questions!


Deputy Customer Service Manager

 Joined The Team in: 2018

In Brief

Delivering exceptional levels Customer Service in a timely manner and being proactive rather than reactive is the sort of service you can expect from me.



Maintenance & Driver Support

Re-Joined The Team in: 2008

In Brief

I keep those vehicles in tip top condition, organising a fleet of this size is no easy task. From a bulb to a breakdown i'm your man!



Traffic Coordinator

Re-Joined The Team in: 2016

In Brief

Keeping our drivers on their toes, ensuring that they are delivering everything on time so that we continue to provide and maintain our exemplary delivery performance for our partners.







Senior Traffic Planner 

 Re-Joined The Team in: 2005

In Brief

 I am the person who makes sure goods are delivered and collected on time within the Leicestershire area by routing the drivers, booking in deliveries and making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.  





Operations Manager 

 Re-Joined The Team in: 1997

In Brief

Behind the scenes I am making sure our operation runs like a well Oiled machine, whatever the Customer’s needs we have it covered.  


Groupage & Same Day


Logistics Director  

 Re-Joined The Team in: 2014 

In Brief  

I ensure my team are always up for a challenge, whether you want a full load or part load delivering or some space to store your goods I will help you find a solution that is right for your business.


Transport Planner

 Joined The Team in: 2005

In Brief 

 I am at the centre of it all, speaking with drivers, customers and partners to plan loads for all over the country.    


Groupage Coordinator 

Joined The Team 2018

In Brief 

I am here to help you with anything you need, from quoting on your job to appointing your driver, dealing with your eta request thought to providing you with proof of delivery  and generally helping delivery an excellent experience for our customers.

All in a professional and timely manner.

Storage & Warehousing



Storage Co-ordinator 

 Joined The Team in: 2005

In Brief

 I control the goods in and out of our multiple storage facilities keeping accurate records for our clients.

I ensure my team exceed the expectations of our clients.




Accounts Office Manager 

 Joined The Team in: 2003

 In Brief  

I make sure all of our customers are invoiced regularly.   I deal with all sales ledger issues and accounts queries and lots more in between!


Financial Administrator

 Joined The Team in: 2014

In Brief

I check invoices meticulously, I go through charges and billing reports with a fine tooth comb!



Accounts & Claims Administrator 

 Re-Joined The Team in: 2013

In Brief 

 You’ll only hear from me if you haven’t paid your invoice on time, although I am also on hand to help with any other accounts administration!

Sales & Marketing


Sales & Marketing Manager

 Joined The Team in: 2005

In Brief 

I am always looking out for new business, arranging meetings with new potential clients and then working with them to ensure they have a seamless transition.



Accounts Assistant 

Joined The Team in: 2016

In Brief 

 I am here to support the team in various areas within the accounts department.

From checking invoices to ensuring customers pay on time and much, much more in between.


Compliance & Assurance Officer

Joined The Team in: 2018

In Brief 

I provide support by implementing new systems of work and by making positive changes where required throughout the business. As Translink evolves, our management systems provide a structured framework to wider business and to our customers.