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New people mean new business, says Simarco

[ June 23, 2014   //   ]

Freight and logistics operator Simarco says that it has has increased its staff numbers by almost one-fifth in the space of a year. The Essex-headquartered company described it a key factor in generating extra business during the same period.

In March, Simarco revealed that turnover had climbed more than 10% a new record high of £26.5 million over the last 12 months, followed shortly by a deal to buy the Staffordshire-based operator, IFB.
Group chairman Simon Reed (pictured), said: “We are fortunate in that we have been able to retain and even grow business throughout a difficult few years for the freight industry as a whole. However, we took a conscious decision to invest in enlarging our staff roster because we felt it was one essential element necessary to develop our services and attracting new work.”

However, he added: “Ours has not been a policy of taking people on for the sake of it. We have been very targeted and added individuals to make a specific difference in specific areas of our operations.”
More staff may soon be added in future, he continued. The deal to acquire IFB gives Simarco a total of about 200 employees.

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