Courier firm delivers on its niche promise
AN AWARD-WINNING Ashford logistics firm has doubled its turnover to £3.5 million.
L&D Logistics was named the most promising new business at the Channel Chamber of Commerce awards earlier this year
The company, based in Brunswick Road, Cobbs Wood, was established two years ago by husband-and-wife team Jamie and Lorna Tonkin, to provide a round-the-clock, international courier service.
The firm transports specialist goods including bio-pharmaceuticals, automotive parts and equipment for the film and music industries.
Projects have included transporting equipment for the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, due for release next month.
Since being chosen ahead of eight other finalists at the April awards, the firm has doubled its turnover and moved into new 27,000 sq ft premises.
With growing orders the firm aims to increase its workforce from 33 to 40 by the end of 2008.
Lorna Tonkin, said: “The award win marked an important step forward for us, providing additional impetus to pursue our growth strategy and invest further in increasing capacity.
“Rising fuel costs have had an impact on the haulage industry but we have continued to trade strongly by specialising in a niche area of the market.”
Lorna Tonkin and Nicky Ives at L&D Logistics