Leicester's very own Premier Logistics has won a prestigious national transport award.
Palletforce’s 100% Club honours those members who have provided exceptional service and maintained a perfect record for delivering freight on time. Premier Logistics was consistently at the top of the statistics table.
The award also commends Premier Logistics for its exceptional efforts in keeping the country moving during a challenging year for the nation’s supply chains and many transport and logistics companies.
Lee Christopher said: “This honour is a tribute to all of our dedicated employees, from the drivers to office staff, who have gone above and beyond in the past year to ensure that we deliver a consistently high level of performance for our local customers.
"It has not been an easy year and, despite all the extra work we have had to put in to ensure goods kept moving for our customers, to hit a 100% performance target is an amazing achievement for everyone involved Premier Logistics.
Palletforce is the UK’s premier express freight distribution network. It handles more than 45 million pallets and runs a network of more than 100 member companies across the UK and Europe.
Members of Palletforce helped deliver medical supplies, vital equipment and everyday essentials during the pandemic. They've helped keep shelves stocked in stores and supermarkets.
At the awards ceremony, which was held virtually this year, Palletforce chief operating officer Mark Tapper said: “This year, more than ever, customer service and delivery performance have been even more important.
"Despite the challenges, Palletforce and its entire membership have been equal to the task.
"However, Premier Logistics stood out with an exemplary delivery and service record and they now receive the Chairman’s Award and become part of the 100% Club.”
Premier Logistics is based in Coalville and operates a fleet of 60 vehicles and employs 80 staff.
Lee added: "Palletforce is the UK’s premier distribution network and to receive recognition from them is a vindication of all the efforts that our workers have put in in the past year to ensure vital deliveries are always made efficiently and on time.”
Written by Kerry Smith
Kerry is editor of Cross Production's Niche Magazine in Leicester and has a degree in film and journalism. She writes about business news, local people, entertainment, and has a particular interest in theatre.