Contact Neil Ashworth
Neil is Chief Executive Officer of the Collect+ organisation.
Collect+ is the largest store-based parcel service in the UK. It is a joint venture between PayPoint, the leading retail payment network, and the UK's leading parcel delivery company, Yodel. The company was founded in 2009 to answer the clear need for a modern alternative to the Post Office that is convenient and easy to use.
Before joining Collect+, Neil worked as a consultant and business advisor to several blue-chip UK retail aligned organisations following a period at Tesco.
Neil joined Tesco in 2006 as a leading member of the team that designed and launched the Tesco Direct business, establishing the customer delivery capabilities. Neil has had accountability for the development of the multi-channel customer experience, through the development of the 1000+ collection operations and the "Catalogue Shop" concept. He was fully accountable for the strategy and development of the multi-channel capabilities within non-food operations - covering retail and fulfilment functions.
Prior to Tesco, Neil worked at Woolworths for 10 years, latterly as Supply Chain Director covering all sourcing, supply and distribution activities. Part of the Woolworths team that saw the business demerge from the Kingfisher Group in 2002. Prior to Woolworths, Neil worked for Hallmark Cards as Logistics Director and with CWS Ltd in a variety of project, supply and distribution roles.
Neil has studied professionally at Insead, Templeton College, Oxford and Manchester Business School. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester.
Neil is Chair, Board Member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the IoD, he has spoken at many Supply Chain conferences and events, and is a frequent commentator on issues of retail, supply and logistics. He has had papers published with academic and professional organisations across a spectrum of retail and supply chain activities.
Neil's speciality subjects are: multi-channel retail, supply chain management, logistics, reverse logistics, industrial relations, general management, general retail.