Help and Support
RACHEL CRAWFORD FCILT
UFO was founded by Rachel Crawford, who has been involved in the management of freight forwarder networks since 1998. In 2018, Rachel was elected a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (read more) and holds an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, focused on innovation and change.
Rachel's career history includes working as Editor on the British Tourist Authority's official monthly guide London Planner. 1.2 million copies of the magazine were dispatched each year around the world. Previously, Rachel worked for 5 years at the Centre for International Briefing, running international assignment briefings for expatriates. Customers included the Ministry of Defence, Unilever, Shell, Motorola and the Sheraton Hotel chain among others. Rachel also spent time working in the Marketing Department of a large American engineering company, Rust Kennedy and Donkin, park of the Parsons Brinkerhoff Group, employing 14,000 staff in more than 150 global offices. The company provide services for all modes of infrastructure including; power, energy, water, mining and the environment.
At the beginning of 1998, Rachel started working for a UK based Freight Forwarder Network where she organised and attended both Board and Annual Meetings in USA, Brazil, Italy, Vietnam, UK, Thailand, Netherlands and Russia. Rachel enjoyed this experience and in January 2000 launched Universal Freight Organisation, in 2010 launched Project Cargo Network and in 2014 launched Cargo Connections to complete her trio of networks. Rachel also established Freightbook and recently graduated with an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, focusing on innovation and change.
Rachel is supported at the UFO Head Office by a strong group of talented individuals drawn from a variety of transport and media backgrounds, all of whom want to contribute to the future success of our organisation.
Sam has worked with Rachel since 2004 and manages membership recruitment, selecting companies who will become active Members. His current aim is to expand our global coverage filling our vacant territories and emerging markets. Sam also runs the News Desk, publishing online articles and managing the company social media including Twitter and LinkedIn.
Rachel’s longest serving employee of over 18 years, Judith, helps manage the network on a day-to-day basis, assisted by Wendy, who joined the team in 2013. Together they ensure that all systems are up-to-date and are our first stop for any Member queries. In addition, they also manage the Annual Summit registration process and secure collaborations with the world’s top industry exhibitions.
Dale joined us in 2014 and is responsible for the production of our colourful Digital Newsletters (packed with Members news!) and all brochures, marketing and sales material available to Members. An accomplished and creative Graphic Designer, Dale has a wealth of artistic, technical and commercial skills acquired across a wide range of roles.
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|Name||Favorite Film||Favorite Book||Favorite Song||Favorite Location|
|Rachel||Life is Beautiful||The Color Purple||Fast Car||Alaska|
|Judith||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Wuthering Heights||Wish I Didn’t Miss You||Barcelona|
|Dale||Lord Of The Rings||The Abarat Series||Elation||Scottish Highlands|
|Wendy||Dirty Dancing||The Girl on the Train||Ain't Nobody||New York|
|Sam||Empire Strikes Back||1984||Hey Hey, My My||New York|