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Defence forwarder Clover moves to bigger premises

[ April 13, 2012   //   ]

The Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond is set to open a bigger and improved warehouse facility for defence transport specialist Clover Shipping in Weybridge on 27 April. Clover Shipping , established in 1993, is an expert in defence industry logistics, and the associated regulatory requirements. In particular, it holds regular liaison with the Export Control Organisation (ECO) of BIS, and the Import Licensing Branch (ILB) of BIS and has an in-depth knowledge of the US International Trade Compliance rules – a key factor in assisting defence industry clients in marketing and selling their products overseas compliantly. Services include secure transport in the UK and overseas.

Clover was also one of the first UK operators to achieve AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accreditation in August 2008.

The Surrey firm says that, despite the recession, it has increased turnover by 25% over the past four years. Customers include the Home Office, Jankel Armouring, Ministry of Defence, QinetiQ, and Serco Defence.

Director Colin Christie said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Mr Hammond has agreed to open our new facility which will enable us to offer more services to our clients including enhanced, secure storage. At a time when the country is suffering during the economic difficulties we have invested over £2m in extra staff, larger warehousing and leading edge logistics and stock control technology to ensure our clients have real time visibility and management of their goods in the UK and overseas.”

The company has a policy of recruiting A-Level students and encourages apprentices to sit a BTEC qualification.



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