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Posted 10th September 2019

A business on the move

We're expanding! See our new internal promotions below and read about our plan to grow by 50 people by Dec 2021.

In the last 5 years, we’ve gone from strength to strength – and now employ over 70 people! Our business plan, ‘Fast Forward’, is being rolled out and will see turnover grow from around £18m this year to over £30m as employee numbers increase to 120.

Central to our success is the investment in our people. To further support the business’ expansion, our senior leadership team has grown, reflecting the culture built around developing individuals, with internal promotions:

  • James Frost has become Director, Head of Business Development, allowing a focus on larger accounts
  • Richard Jeggo has become Director, Head of Customer Relations, focusing on key account management, developing smaller accounts and internal sales
  • Jari Rasmussen has become Director, Head of Operations
  • Lorraine Sutcliffe has become Associate Director, Head of HR

James, Jari, Lorraine and Richard sit around a table in celebration

L-R: James Frost, Jari Rasmussen, Lorraine Sutcliffe and Richard Jeggo

Managing Director Peter Isler said: “As we accelerate our growth and invest in people and premises, this is one of the most exciting phases in Baxter Freight’s development and the most beneficial for our customers.

“Our focus is and always will be on delivering market leading customer service, supported by the most competitive logistics solutions, so that we can build long term relationships. To have achieved this growth against the background of uncertain political and economic times is testament to our fantastic team. In that context, I’m delighted to welcome James, Richard and Jari to our board and to promote Lorraine to Associate Director.”

Many of the new roles are in account management, as we pride ourselves on providing a single point of contact for each customer, but further opportunities are also being created in operations, finance, support services and business development.

In order to house the new staff, we’re investing in an additional 5000sq ft at our current headquarters, creating a 15,000sq ft facility in total.

The increase in digitalisation in the logistics industry doesn’t go unnoticed either, and as such, we’re investing in the IT infrastructure to support the business as it develops and grows.

We’re also making significant investments in preparation for all potential Brexit eventualities, becoming an Authorised Economic Operator, expanding our customs capabilities and working with our customers to help them become Brexit ready – you can read about our preparations here.

Newly appointed Associate Director, Lorraine, concludes: “Baxter Freight has an ambitious organic growth strategy based on recruiting and training great people and developing them to achieve their full potential within the business. It’s an exciting, fun place to work and offers great career opportunities and top of the range rewards.”

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