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Speedy Freight launches new franchise in York, creating job opportunities

July 2019 — Speedy Freight, the UK’s leading provider of urgent or sensitive logistics has launched a new branch in York.

Under the management of Simon Chorlton – business owner of Speedy Freight’s Hull and Doncaster franchises – the new branch will generate up to 20 jobs for locals and provide a tailor-made responsive service for the business community.

Chorlton, who opened the Doncaster and Hull branches in 2016 says “I’m excited to launch in York and take our knowledge and experience into a new area, where I am sure we will be equally successful.”

“We are now recruiting up to 20 owner drivers – mostly of vans, to our preferred driver group” says Chorlton.

“We have access to 4,000 vehicles around the country and we can deliver anything from an urgent medical sample to the essential bricks to keep a construction site going,” says Chorlton. “We operate a dedicated service, which means we will only carry one client’s goods on board at a time and we go direct from the collection address to the delivery address, ensuring consignments travel safely and securely.”

“It’s a very cost-effective service for customers who need things doing fast,” says Chorlton. “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.”

If you are interested in local Speedy Freight services, please contact the York office:

York@speedyfreight.com or call 01904 221 084.


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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.

About Simon Chorlton

Prior to acquiring his franchise Simon spent 27 years in the Royal Air Force, working within the Supply Branch dealing with a wide range of Logistics issues all round the world including Belize, Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia and the USA to name but a few.  Many aspects of managing his own same day courier business mirror his previous experience, requiring an ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the aim to get the right parts to the right place at the right time, no matter what.  A specialist knowledge of Dangerous Goods acquired during his time in the RAF has been especially valuable enabling him to assist and advise a number of customers on their ADR loads.

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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