Suffolk freight forwarder battling Brexit uncertainty reports 27% growth

Suffolk freight forwarder battling Brexit uncertainty reports 27% growth

Great Blakenham-based Morrison Freight has seen a 27% growth in sales over the last 12 months.

The business, recently named International Business of the Year at the East of England Federation of Small Business (FSB) Awards, has seen a surge in new customers and has started a recruitment drive as the company expands.

Morrison Freight associates the growth with the preparations it has put in place to minimise the effects Brexit will have on the company.

Over the last 18 months the company has secured AEO accreditation, registered with the Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for customs and invested in internal and external training to prepare the business and its staff for Brexit.

Darren Ryan, director of Morrison Freight said: “We have seen a massive increase in European cross-trade over the last 12 months.

“In addition to new customers, many of our existing customers have contacted us for additional services and it’s great to see that, despite the ongoing uncertainty and potential risks a no-deal Brexit could bring, customers are putting their trust in us to weather the storm.”

Lee Steward, fellow director of the company said: “No matter what the verdict is in October, the effect Brexit will have on our industry is huge.

“This is why we began our preparations early; securing accreditation’s ahead of time, investing in training and improving our system has been vital.

“We are determined to stay focused and positive, standing side by side with our customers to help them every step of the way.”

Morrison Freight offer full load trailer services, part load trailer services, group page, and express transport services to and from 25 countries across Europe.

After taking over the business in 2015, Lee and Darren have successfully grown the business year on year and have nurtured its expansion, and they’re now offering their service European-wide.

For more information on the service that Morrison Freight provide please visit their website.