Our People


With over 47 employees, Redcliffe prides itself in having dedicated staff with many years of extensive import and export, operational and freight forwarding experience, providing ongoing personal services to all our clients. With this dedication and at the same time having the strength to remain competitive we have successfully retained long-standing blue chip accounts and we continue to build on this success.

You can find out a little more about our 3 company Directors below:

Dave Shaw, Managing Director: Dave has been with Redcliffe since 1977, joining a couple years after his graduation from the University of Nottingham where he gained a degree in Economics.  After working in a variety of operational and development roles, he became a Director in 1995, and Managing Director in 2001, and has led the development of the company to its’ current niche position in the fields of military and specialist freight.  Dave has travelled extensively during his 35 years with the company and continues to have very much a “hands-on” role in many aspects of Redcliffe’s international operations.

Frankie_Transparent (Custom) (3)Frankie France, Director: Frankie’s career has been devoted to the logistics industry, commencing her role in 1980 in manufacturing and export sales for a well known clothing franchise. In 1985 Frankie took charge of exports for a large FMCG company and developed her skills in the Middle Eastern markets. In 1990 she joined Redcliffe and extended her Middle Eastern experience to manage Iraqi infrastructure projects, as well as developing non-military specialist activities. In 2009, Frankie was appointed Director and continues to play a key role in contributing to the future development of the company.  Frankie is a Chartered Fellow of the CILT.

Russell Leech, Director: Russell has over 38 years experience working in the Defence sector, specialising in the shipment of explosives and weapon systems. This includes 11 years spent controlling shipping and stores for a major Swiss Defence manufacturer, during this time he was involved as part of government lead work groups producing the new legislation implemented for packing, classification and transportation of explosives, along with pioneering new routes and methods required for integrating movements to the new emerging markets in compliance with the demands of MRP systems newly supplied to the industry.