Meet the Team at International Freight Solutions (IFS)

Owner and Managing Director, Paul Johnson


“Paul has been involved with Logistics and International Freight Forwarding for over twenty years. He helped establish Courier Logistics to become one of the largest courier companies in the region before forming International Freight Solutions in 2016.

Paul says “whilst nothing is ever guaranteed in transport, the biggest buzz I get is arranging a shipment from start to finish, fulfilling the client’s requirements and dropping them a line to confirm the delivery is complete. It doesn’t always go to plan of course but that is where we use our knowledge and experience to help resolve any issues quickly. IFS are here to take that headache away from you!” Find out more >

Paul Johnson, Owner and Managing Director – International Freight Solutions Ltd

Account Executive, Adam Smith


Adam began working in transportation through an apprenticeship scheme upon leaving school and has racked up 15 years knowledge and experience in the industry, working in many different departments at Courier Logistics. He was grateful to receive two nominations whilst working there, attending both the junior business awards at Ponds Forge, Sheffield and the young achiever’s awards at Magna, Rotherham, which were in praise of his hard-work and dedication, going that extra mile within the workplace.
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Adam Smith, Account Executive – International Freight Solutions Ltd

International Freight Consultant, John Collumbine


John has had a lengthy career in all aspects of freight forwarding since the early 70’s. His career in freight forwarding began 2 years earlier, whilst working in Chesterfield as a sales clerk for an engineering company. Duties in the sales department included arranging shipping of overseas orders by sea freight predominantly. John always felt that the experience gained working in industry was the grounding needed for his next employment involved with freight forwarding.
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John Collumbine, International Freight Consultant – International Freight Solutions Ltd

International Freight Consultant, Jamie Hawksworth

At the end of the 6-month Kickstart Scheme, Jamie was offered a permanent place at IFS as an International Freight Consultant. He is a quick learner and very eager to further develop his career and learn much more about the Freight Industry. As Jamie grows in confidence IFS value Jamie as an integral part of the team.

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Jamie Hawksworth, International Freight Consultant – International Freight Solutions Ltd

International Freight Consultant, Ingrid Kirkby


Ingrid, International Freight Consultant, IFSI joined Courier Logistics in 2007 as customer service manager and managed a team of customer service agents until 2017 when I joined International Freight Solutions. It’s a great company to work for and the days are never dull, we are dealing with different destinations around the world and learning lots of interesting information along the way. Our small team takes pride in ensuring we make the booking process as easy as possible for our customer, from initial enquiry right through to providing a proof of delivery. Find out more >

Ingrid Kirkby, International Freight Consultant – International Freight Solutions Ltd

Digital Design & Marketing, Andrew Foster

As a creative, Andrew has spent nearly three decades working in the design sector specialising in digital design and marketing. He has worked with Paul since 2016, designing and implementing the IFS brand and being responsible for developing the website and other digital media.

In 2021 Andrew was given the opportunity to join the IFS team to further develop the company’s digital marketing, as well as help out with the Freight consultancy services.
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Andrew Foster, Digital Design & Marketing – International Freight Solutions Ltd

Call our friendly and helpful team on: +44 (0) 1709 610 000 or simply message us.

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