Who we are
Established more than 50 years ago as a family business, Southgate Global is now an international company. We are leading specialists in packaging equipment, consumables, and servicing for operational logistics and fulfilment.
Our mission is to help you boost productivity and efficiency in your operations. For decades, we’ve been empowering our clients to cut costs and hit their targets with products like our small Vehicle Ramps (saving customers £55,000 per year per ramp) and our Mobile Power Workstations (saving customers £5,000 per year per operator).
Our expertise, sector focus, breadth and depth of equipment and consumable ranges, our expert technical services team, and our innovative design team make us a first-choice supplier for single, multi-site and major multinational organisations.
Our team’s expertise is founded on over 50 years hard won experience and a practical understanding of our customers’ industry-specific needs. But our culture is driven by five specific values that form the foundations of all we do and who we are as individuals and as a business.
Quality is at the heart of everything we do and is fundamental to success.
Expertise and knowledge are the cornerstones of our business.
We listen and evolve together, supporting one another to progress.
Confidence, energy and passion drive us forward in all that we do.
We consistently do the right thing no matter what.
Meet the team
Alan was previously the head of PWC’s Business Recovery practice in Europe. More recently, he has acted as Executive Chairman of a number of investments for Rutland Partners LLP, a UK private equity firm, including CeDo and Armitage.
Dan Brasier was appointed CEO of Southgate in March 2023 after joining as Chief Commercial Officer in November 2022.
Dan is an accomplished international executive with extensive board level experience in leading consumer and B2B operations for both private equity and publicly traded companies. In the last 15 years, he has worked in over 50 countries in senior group commercial and general management roles for leading brands such as Diageo, IWG and The Rubix Group International. Prior to this, Dan spent his early career working for household names such as Nestle, Unilever and Coca Cola. In doing so, Dan has built up a successful track record of business transformation driving significant profitable growth and value creation for shareholders and customers.
Chief Financial Officer
Graeme Barnes joined the Southgate Executive Team and Board as CFO in mid-July 2023.
Graeme is an experienced finance professional, with a career spanning 20-years across aerospace, manufacturing and building materials distribution. His career began at Rolls-Royce, where he became a chartered accountant (CIMA) and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He played an instrumental role within the business, managing financial risks in treasury through the global financial crisis of 2008-2010, and in the Investor Relations team managing external market stakeholders, and developing the Group’s Management Information process for the Board. Graeme then spent 10 years at Travis Perkins plc, as Finance Director. Throughout his career, Graeme has demonstrated a keen ability to manage and control risk, with strong communication skills to present and build understanding across all stakeholder groups.
Chief Operating Officer
Harshad joined the Board as Chief Operating Officer in July 2023 having been with the business since November 2021 as a Procurement Consultant.
Harshad has extensive experience across a number of leading consumer and B2B brands including Wickes and Travis Perkins. Heading up management and senior operational roles, he played an instrumental role in delivering M&A cost synergies and driving new revenue streams into additional sales channels. Most recently, Harshad has supported an impressive array of private equity owned companies including household names such as Homebase, PizzaExpress and CitySprint. During which time he played an active part in building compelling customer propositions, streamlining procurement, and improving operation efficiencies.
Chief Commercial Officer
Iain Lennard was appointed as CCO in Sept 2023.
Iain has multi-sector experience as Chief Commercial Officer, transforming consumer and B2B sales and marketing teams. Over the past 20 years, he has worked for market-leading organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Diageo and RS Components. Most recently, Iain has played an instrumental role in modernising organisations and helping digitise businesses, while creating an omni-channel contract strategy for customers. Culture change is also a key area of expertise for Iain, having helped numerous teams move from product and price propositions to lead with solution selling.
Southgate in numbers
We have the breadth of stock, and depth of availability, expertise, and experience to meet all your operational logistics and fulfilment needs.
41,800 sq. meters / 450,000 sq. feet of storage
We have the stock capacity
6 warehouse locations
Wherever you are, we’re local
Operating across 20 countries across Europe and North America
We have the geographic reach
We have the products in stock to deliver now
34 experts in operational logistics and fulfilment
We have the expertise to support you
6 design team specialists
To provide you with specific solutions to your operational fulfilment challenges
12 people in our purchasing and supplier management
To find the right products for you at the right price, made to the quality you expect
More than 50 years’ experience
We have the track record and deep industry know-how you can capitalise on
Our knowledge & expertise
Our team’s expertise is founded on over 50 years hard won experience and a practical understanding of our customers’ industry-specific needs.
At the heart of our work – designing, developing, manufacturing, supplying and servicing a complete range of packaging equipment and solutions – is a commitment to bringing our knowledge to bear on each of our customers’ specific needs, to help you maximise efficiency and streamline costs, without making any compromises on quality.