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North West courier brand Speedy Freight has announced another impressive year of growth in 2022, up 17% on the previous year.

Following another year of change for the freight and logistics industry, due to industrial action and changes to international import/export rules, the Knutsford-based freight specialist has flourished thanks largely to its ability to deliver bespoke logistics solutions to brands both in the north, and on a national level.

Formerly part of Eddie Stobart Logistics, Speedy Freight went independent in July 2021, now backed by private equity investors BGF. As of this month, the courier brand is now reporting 38.8% compound growth since 2007 and is investing heavily in both its infrastructure and senior leadership team ahead of more planned expansion in 2023.

The first of several new hires is Shellea Crosby, who joins Speedy Freight as Commercial Director. Formerly Commercial Director at Tuffnells delivery service, Shellea’s new role sees her look after the national sales team, working to provide customers with cost effective, scalable solutions.

Tom Denton joins the team as Ecommerce Director after working with several industry giants such as Jersey Post, DX, DPD, Yodel and Collect+. As Ecommerce Director, his team continues to roll out a suite of services for SME retailers and large retailers alike, building solutions that utilise the brand’s strengths to service the modern pureplay and omnichannel retailers.

Dave Garratt, Speedy Freight’s new IT Director is overseeing a massive £2.1million investment in the brand’s IT systems. Ahead of more expansion in 2023 and beyond, Speedy Freight is aiming to future proof its IT platforms, owning the intellectual property in our own operational software.

As well as new hires, several current team members have been promoted into new and exciting roles within Speedy Freight. Adrian Irving is now in the role of Operations Director and Aimee Spilsbury has been promoted to Marketing Director.

Mike Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Speedy Freight said: “Speedy Freight has seen incredible growth since 2007, however the last year has been one of the biggest in terms of changes to our structure.

“Following our backing by BGF, we’ve invested heavily in our own infrastructure to prepare ourselves for more fantastic growth, offering customers a wider range of bespoke services – providing scalable solutions to improve efficiency and keep costs down.

“Looking to 2023 and beyond, our plan is to continue to invest in performance, technology, and people – expanding our offering both in the UK and in new and exciting markets.”

For all your shipping enquiries and more visit:https://speedyfreight.com

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