Morecambe logistics business doubles turnover

A former nurse and emergency despatcher who set up her own haulage company is making a healthy profit after three years in business.

Over the last three years turnover has gone up from £565,000 to just under £1m, and she has taken on four new staff, bringing the total number up to ten.

Sandra, 53, had also previously worked as longhaul cabin crew before setting up the business, which uses pallets to transport goods across the UK and around the world.

Among her customers are one which ships goods from Northern Ireland to a charity in Romania and another in Guildford that sells horse bedding through the country.

"We run on a green light - which means that we are transparent in our maintenance and safety records in compliance with the Traffic Office "

SCS is responsible for deliveries and collections in the Lancaster and Isle of Man postcodes. They pick up pallets from clients which are taken to the hub in Birmingham and redistributed. Goods which need delivering in Lancaster or the Isle of Man are brought up to SCS to distribute. Freight forwarding using other accredited carriers means the company can realistically move freight around the world. Sandra said: "Haulage is stereotypically a male environment but I have to say that throughout the industry I have been offered support and advice from all sides. Too many individuals and companies to name them all but working alongside the likes of Bob Woodhouse Plant Hire and suppliers such as TRS Tyres and Chris Rose has certainly made the learning curve a lot easier. My staff are amazing and if it wasn't for my office manager, Sarah Metcalfe, it would have been impossible. The enthusiasm and loyalty from the lads is always appreciated by me."

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