Speedy Freight opens new branch in heart of UK manufacturing hotspot to meet same-day delivery needs


Speedy Freight, UK  provider of urgent or sensitive transport, has further expanded in the South West to better service two of the UK’s biggest manufacturing hotspots, Devon and Cornwall. 

The new St Austell office, which has now officially opened its door, will bring up to 40 new job roles for local drivers.

Jay Milling, General Manager says, “We’re really excited to be expanding our Speedy Freight franchise to provide improved same-day courier and freight service for businesses throughout the South West.”

“To kick off operations, I’m also delighted to welcome Kevin Girdler, Business Development Manager for Cornwall and Plymouth to our team. Kevin lives in St Austell, and we will tap into his local knowledge of moving goods in and out of the area to ensure we provide the best service possible for both existing and prospective customers.”

Kevin Girdler, Business Development Manager for Cornwall and Plymouth  adds, “South Devon and Cornwall are manufacturing hot spots and Speedy Freight’s services come into their own when unexpected issues arise. From delivering essential building materials and just-in-time parts to keep production lines running, to getting sensitive paperwork to offices throughout the UK.” 

To support the launch, Speedy Freight is now recruiting up to 40 owner drivers – mostly of vans and trucks up to 7.5 tonne, to its preferred driver group (for drivers with their own vehicle). These drivers also have the opportunity to get return journeys from other Speedy Freight branches. With over 4,000 vans and trucks of all sizes on the road, Speedy Freight can handle planned and emergency same day courier services, from the South West to anywhere in the UK and Europe.

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