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Speedy Freight creates job opportunities in Derby and Leicester

New franchisee in Castle Donnington will bring up to 40 jobs and provide elite business service

APRIL 2019 – New ownership for the Leicester and Derby franchises of Speedy Freight, the UK’s leading provider of urgent or sensitive transport, will bring up to 40 jobs and the most responsive service for local business says general manager Gary Sawyer.

Sawyer, who took over the Bolton, Wigan and Oldham franchises two years ago and broke network records for turnover, growth and service levels, says he sees exactly the same opportunities to contribute to the local economy in the Castle Donnington area.

“We are recruiting now for up to 30 drivers – mostly of small vans,” says Sawyer. “We will also be taking on up to nine office staff over the coming months.”

Speedy Freight transports any cargo which is urgent or requires special or immediate handling – for instance, legal documents with a deadline, urgent airfreight coming into East Midlands airports during the night, or that just-in-time parts delivery without which a production line will stop.

“We have access to 4,000 vehicles around the country and we can deliver anything from a contract to the essential part for a grounded aeroplane,” says Sawyer. “It’s a concierge service for your freight – we collect within 60 minutes and we will take your item immediately to its destination anywhere in the UK or Ireland. We don’t take on other freight – that vehicle focuses on delivering your item and only yours as safely and as quickly as possible.”

Although 80% of Speedy Freight’s consignments tend to be suited to smaller vans, it also has access to larger commercial vehicles between 7.5 and 44 tonnes, to suit any type of freight.

Speedy Freight drivers typically own their own vehicles but are thoroughly vetted by the organisation. When clients request transport Speedy Freight immediately identifies the most local driver, with a suitable vehicle and availability, at the right price.

“It’s a very cost-effective service for customers who need things doing fast,” says Sawyer. “We all have those occasions where something needs to get there now – and our system guarantees clients that premium service with only a marginal extra cost compared to a planned, shared-platform logistics service which would typically deliver within 48 hours.

“In fact,” he continues, “some of our customers are major retail and ecommerce brands who use Speedy Freight for all their shipments of customer click and collect orders.”

If you are interested in local Speedy Freight services, please contact: the Leicester office  leicester@speedyfreight.com or call 01164 028 848, or the Derby office derby@speedyfreight.com or call 01332 418 961.

If you would be interested in working for Speedy Freight in the Leicester, Derby or Castle Donnington areas, email Gary Sawyer on gary.sawyer@speedyfreight.com.


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About Speedy Freight

Speedy Freight operates nearly 60 franchised depots across the UK. Its network of dedicated courier services means urgent, or sensitive freight can be collected with 60 minutes of booking and delivered anywhere in the UK. We are used by people who need to get important deliveries from A to B as quickly and securely as possible, and we offer immediate and dedicated service. We move any size or shape of product, and we have access to a fleet of 4,000 vehicles ranging from full-weight artics to car-derived vans. A 24/7 business, 365 days of the year, Speedy Freight delivers, whatever to wherever – your local partner with a national reach.

Speedy Freight is part of a logistics family. As such it can offer a range of bespoke logistics solutions, including integration with manufacturing systems, portcentric logistics, shipping, warehousing, fulfilment and final mile.

For more information about Speedy Freight please contact: National Marketing Manager Aimee Spilsbury on 0161 938 9077 or email aimee.spilsbury@speedyfreight.com

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