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Posted 10th May 2018

100,000 SHIPMENT

Ian Baxter

This month, Baxter Freight is celebrating handling its 100,000th shipment. Founder and chairman Ian Baxter looks back on the company’s first four years in business.

It’s not easy to bring a business out of the ground overnight, so I am delighted that Baxter Freight has reached this major milestone – it’s a really big achievement considering the company was only set up in 2014.

Peter, Steve and I started Baxter Freight in my living room. We didn’t have anything – no people, no computer, no premises, no customers and no suppliers.

Since then, we have shipped many different types of items – including flood protection barriers, orthopaedic equipment, outdoor clothing and art materials – and handled jobs of any size, from small packages and pallets to special projects and event logistics.

Baxter Freight Staff

Hitting the 100,000th shipment landmark is testament to the hardworking team we have here at Baxter Freight, which has been built on the strength of our people.

We’re a relationships-driven business so it’s important that we provide the best possible customer service to our clients, who each have their own dedicated account manager who make it their business to understand the logistics needs of their clients.

Our account managers and operations teams are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the customer is getting the best possible value for money and a market-leading service. We have no assets and we see that as an advantage because we have access to the wider freight market as a result, meaning we can offer solutions that others can’t.

Earlier this year, we were named the fastest growing mid-sized company in Nottinghamshire by BDO – and we also look set to be handling around 70,000 shipments this year after recently signing and major new partnership in the Nordic region. Turnover is also expected to increase from £13 million to £18 million.

I am really proud of everything Baxter Freight has achieved in such a short period of time and I’m looking forward to seeing the company grow even more over the coming years.

Baxter Freight is a customer service-driven logistics provider that can help you move goods within the UK, between the UK and Europe, and across the rest of the world. If you’d like to speak to a member of the team, call 0115 975 0400, contact us or email