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Baxter gets Brexit-ready

[ September 11, 2019   //   ]

Baxter Freight, the Nottingham-based forwarder founded by former RH Freight director Ian Baxter, is rolling out a business plan to increase turnover from around £18m to over £30m by 2021 and to increase employee numbers from 70 to 120.

Many of the new roles are in account management to provide a single point of contact for customers and further opportunities are being created in operations, finance, support services and business development.

Baxter Freight is adding an additional 5000sq ft to its current headquarters, creating a 15,000sq ft facility in total.

In preparation for Brexit, Baxter is becoming an Authorised Economic Operator.

James Frost has become director, head of business development, focussing on larger accounts, Richard Jeggo is director, head of customer relations, focusing on smaller accounts and internal sales, Jari Rasmussen is director, head of operations and Lorraine Sutcliffe associate director, head of HR.

Managing director Peter Isler said: “To have achieved this growth against the background of uncertain political and economic times is testament to the fantastic team here at Baxter Freight.”