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Baxter Freight was formed in 2014 by Ian Baxter and Peter Isler. Employing over 90 members of staff from our headquarters in Nottingham, we’re an ambitious company which is achieving significant growth every year.

When our business was formed we had nothing other than a clear ambition to provide logistics with a difference. We started out by listening to the needs of our customers, offering creative solutions to them, building personal relationships with both customers and suppliers.

Our mission was simple: to add value to each customer’s business by improving their logistics.

Now, we have daily services running from our consolidation centres in Yorkshire and Northamptonshire covering 70 depots in continental Europe and the Nordic region, a strong presence in the full and part load market in the UK and in Europe as well as fast growing air, ocean and courier divisions.

Working with our extensive network of long-term partners, preferred suppliers and the wider freight market allows us to always provide customers with the most suitable products at a competitive price.

DEC 2021

Baxter Freight reached 100 employees! Read more here

JUN 2021

Baxter Freight achieved record half-year results. Read more here

JAN 2021

The UK withdrew from the European Union changing the way we trade with Europe. Read more here

DEC 2020

Baxter Freight became the UK sales partner for DHL Freight, delivering freight transport solutions in the UK and between the UK and Europe. Read more here

DEC 2020

Baxter Freight partnered with customs experts Gerlach, ensuring market-leading customs clearance for every shipment. Read more here

AUG 2020

Baxter Freight extends Nottingham office by 15,000sq ft and completes full two-storey refurbishment. Find out more here.

FEB 2019

Baxter Freight is granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status – an internationally recognised quality mark for the supply chain – by HMRC. Read about it here.

MAY 2018

Baxter Freight delivers its 100,000th shipment. Read about it here.

JAN 2018

Baxter Freight named fastest growing company in Nottinghamshire for 2017 according to international accounting firm BDO’s Growth Barometer. Read about it here.


Baxter Freight secures new exclusive partnership with DHL Freight, between the UK and the Nordic region


Baxter Freight hits £13m turnover, employing 60 people and moving 33,000 shipments.


Baxter Freight exceeds the £10m turnover mark with 26,000 shipments managed


Baxter Freight records turnover of £7m after handling 18,000 shipments


The first invoices issued in April 2014 and Baxter Freight turns over £2.5m between then and the end of December

JAN 2014

Ian Baxter and Peter Isler founded Baxter Freight in 2014


We are a relationships-driven business which recognises the importance of listening to customers and gaining a proper, detailed understanding of their business needs. Through our dedicated account managers, each customer has a single point of contact for all their logistics requirements. We know that customers want reliability and if something starts to go wrong, where possible, you will always hear from your account manager first on how we will overcome any challenges.



We work with businesses of every size and across all sectors. Our customers include sole traders and small businesses through to mid-sized companies, multinational corporations and government agencies.