Established in 2004, WFN has a 10+ year proven track record of generating income for its Members. WFN's Founder, Kelly Bunyan, based in London, provides WFN Members with access to 270+ professional Freight Forwarders in 125+ countries. Watch the video to see Kelly explaining what World Freight Network (Registered in the UK: # 05275110) can do for you:
World Freight Network is highly regarded within the international freight networking industry. Being ISO 9001:2008 Certified (No: 198345), WFN leads by example; all Members are striving for excellence in all aspects of their operations.
Not only would WFN Membership provide you with the opportunity to receive new business from your newfound partners, but also it would help you to convert more sales as your potential clients would have full confidence in your company, knowing that you are internationally connected. At WFN you would have access to dedicated, expert partners to finish the job you start, as professionally and competently as if you had your own office in the destination country - your clients will be impressed by this.
Even though a high volume of cargo is exchanged within WFN, the financials within the network are super strong. Due to the sense of family within WFN, coupled with Kelly Bunyan's strong leadership, during 2011, 100% of all WFN payments were honoured, followed by 99% in both 2012 and 2013; so far in 2014, 100% have been honoured. With so many companies in the network, this statistic is exceptional and certainly not achievable outside the safe confines of WFN. A payment protection scheme is therefore simply just not required. In fact, WFN Members chose not to opt into a scheme, as they do not feel it is needed.
WFN has a proactive management team with strong leadership. All at WFN Head Office are passionate about maintaining the quality and growth of WFN, assisting all Members in their quest to grow and sustain high volumes of business. WFN Head Office works closely together with SFN
Head Office too, Kelly Bunyan's sister network. Here is the combined Management team:
From left to right:
WFN Sales Manager: Nicki Johnson
SFN Operations Manager: Jess Baker
Group Sales Director: Neil Matthews
Group Managing Director: Kelly Bunyan
SFN Sales Director: Dalia Terret
WFN Operations Manager: Debbie Constantine
Read on to learn more about the Management team:
Kelly Bunyan graduated from Southampton University with a degree in Business Economics and French. Kelly spent a total of 3 years in France and Germany, teaching Business English to professionals. Upon her return to the UK, Kelly joined an international computer software company in London. This position gained her much experience in marketing, networking and conference organising.
A Black Belt in Kung Fu and Kickboxing, Kelly left the company to start her own business in 2000, which soon became the largest Martial Arts Academy in London. 15+ years later, Kelly is still teaching weekly classes to the elite students in her school. In 2004, Kelly moved into freight networking, combining her past experience and knowledge to create World Freight Network. Kelly expanded her network management to Specialist Freight Networks
From a personal viewpoint, Kelly feels that with all the war and intolerance in the world, it is a great thing to be able to gather so many different countries and cultures together, for mutual gain.
Neil Matthews, Group Sales Director: email@example.com
Neil began his sales career in the Insurance Finance industry, progressing to National New Business Sales Manager with Close Brothers. Neil subsequently returned to mainstream insurance as Sales Manager for GAB Robins, before being recruited by Europ Assistance as Head of Sales, during which time he led and developed a team dedicated to providing new and innovative services to its clients. Neil's role is to lead a team of business development professionals whose purpose is to ensure WFN and SFN Members succeed.
Since 1994, Debbie has gained a wealth of experience in every aspect of shipping, freight forwarding and the logistics industry. Debbie has had access to an extensive client portfolio whereby key accounts, major brand names and blue chip companies have been assigned to her control. Having previously worked for 3 independent, privately-owned freight forwarders and gaining extensive experience in both air and sea freight, as well as import and export.
With a strong, proven background in sales, Nicki Johnson is wonderfully placed to recruit WFN Members. Nicki is highly skilled in assessing whether applicants will be a strong asset to the WFN Membership and only selects the strongest forwarders. Tenacious in her approach to sales, she is well equipped to ensure that she actively encourages the best applicants to follow through and join WFN.
Dalia's role is to oversee the sales efforts within both World Freight Network and its sister network, Specialist Freight Networks. Dalia has assisted in developing a sales strategy, which has ensured the continued growth of both WFN and SFN. Dalia has worked in a variety of industries over the years and continues to 'multi-task.' As well as a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, Dalia is a Black Belt in Kickboxing and Judo, she teaches Martial Arts with Kelly.
Jess started in SFN sales and, due to the Network's steady growth, was later appointed full time SFN Operations Manager. Having been involved with SFN since its launch, Jess is well placed in this all-encompassing role which involves Marketing, Administration, Sales ... you name it and Jess is there, alongside Kelly, to ensure that SFN is not just an average set of Networks, but of an excellent calibre. Jess is also one of Kelly's Black Belt students and teaches weekly Self Defence classes in Central London.