Baxter Freight invests in an extra 5000sq ft at headquarters as it makes way for 50 new staff

L-R: James Frost, Jari Rasmussen, Lorraine Sutcliffe, Richard Jeggo

Alongside news of internal promotions, Nottingham-headquartered logistics firm Baxter Freight is planning on adding 50 members of staff to its ranks by December 2021.

Baxter Freight currently employs over 70 people, and is rolling out its business plan, ‘Fast Forward’, to see turnover grow from around £18m this year to over £30m by 2021 as employee numbers increase to 120.

To support the business’ expansion, the firm’s senior leadership team has grown with internal promotions:

  • James Frost has become Director, Head of Business Development, allowing a focus on larger accounts
  • Richard Jeggo has become Director, Head of Customer Relations, focusing on key account management, developing smaller accounts and internal sales
  • Jari Rasmussen has become Director, Head of Operations
  • Lorraine Sutcliffe has become Associate Director, Head of HR

Managing Director Peter Isler said: “As we accelerate our growth and invest in people and premises, this is one of the most exciting phases in Baxter Freight’s development and the most beneficial for our customers.

“Our focus is and always will be on delivering market leading customer service, supported by the most competitive logistics solutions, so that we can build long term relationships. To have achieved this growth against the background of uncertain political and economic times is testament to our fantastic team. In that context, I’m delighted to welcome James, Richard and Jari to our board and to promote Lorraine to Associate Director.”

Many of the new roles are in account management, but further opportunities are also being created in operations, finance, support services and business development.

In order to house the new staff, Baxter Freight is investing in an additional 5000sq ft at its current headquarters, creating a 15,000sq ft facility in total.

Newly appointed Associate Director, Lorraine, concludes: “Baxter Freight has an ambitious organic growth strategy based on recruiting and training great people and developing them to achieve their full potential within the business. It’s an exciting, fun place to work and offers great career opportunities and top of the range rewards.”