One of the most exciting phases in Baxter Freight’s development
Baxter Freight is expanding. Founded in Nottingham in 2014, it’s creating around 50 new jobs, investing in additional premises, and has recently appointed three new Directors and an Associate Director.
Now employing over 70 employees, the company has begun the roll-out of its ‘Fast Forward’ business plan which will see turnover grow from around £18m this year to over £30m by 2021 as employee numbers increase to 120.
Many of the new roles are in account management, as Baxter Freight provides a single point of contact for each customers’ needs, but further opportunities are being created in operations, finance, support services and business development.
In order to house the new staff, Baxter Freight is investing in new premises and adding an additional 5000sq ft to its current headquarters, creating a 15,000sq ft facility in total.
Baxter Freight recognises the increase in digitalisation in the logistics industry, and as such, is also investing in the IT infrastructure to support the business as it develops and grows.
The company is making significant investment in preparation for all potential Brexit eventualities, becoming an Authorised Economic Operator, expanding its customs capabilities and working with its customers to help them become Brexit ready.
Central to Baxter Freight’s success is the investment in their people. To further support the business’ expansion, the 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 smaller accounts and internal sales
- Jari Rasmussen has become Director, Head of Operations
- Lorraine Sutcliffe has become Associate Director, Head of HR
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 the fantastic team here at Baxter Freight. In that context, I’m delighted to welcome James, Richard and Jari to our board and to promote Lorraine to Associate Director.”
Lorraine Sutcliffe added:
“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.”