Chris Crouch is nominated in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards as Crouch Logistics continues its double-digit annual growth
Midlands firm Crouch Logistics Limited has again been singled out as a finalist in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. Dynamic director Chris Crouch, who started the company some 10 years ago, has been named as one of three finalists in the prestigious Business Entrepreneur of the Year category. Founded in 2005, Crouch Logistics has enjoyed dramatic, double-digit growth each year and today has a turnover in excess of £10M, catapulting the company and its director into the limelight as one of the region’s great entrepreneurs. Over 200 firms entered the 13 categories of the awards and the winners will be announced at a glittering black tie event on 26th April at The Platinum Suite in Cobden Street, Leicester.
Crouch Logistics Limited provides first-class logistics, haulage and courier services to businesses in the Midlands region and nationwide from its primary hub and head office in Leicester. The company works with leading firms, including Viking, Office Depot and UPS, delivering and collecting millions of parcels throughout the UK, with a staff of over 200 and a dedicated fleet of 180 vehicles of all sizes, from delivery vans to 44-tonne trucks.
The company is the largest family-owned logistics business in the East Midlands. Its operations management solutions are tailored to each client, whatever the size or complexity, and the team prides itself on its ability to implement and deploy short, medium and long term fixed or flexible transport solutions to suit the logistics needs of clients. These may include services such as same day/next day parcel services, in-night delivery services and trunking. Crouch Logistics also offers fully customer-liveried vehicles and corporately-attired drivers on dedicated contracts.
“At present, the company is unique in the market - no other logistics company can offer the same infrastructure and supplier capabilities,” says Chris Crouch, MD of Crouch Logistics.
The Leicester Mercury Business Awards recognises the best companies in the region and the ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year’ category celebrates the entrepreneurs behind some of the most innovative and successful businesses in Leicestershire. The judges look at the individual achievements of the entrepreneur, the results returned by their business and their unique approach to the marketplace they operate in. Finalists were selected on the basis that they best represent the entrepreneurial spirit of the region.
Chris Crouch, MD of Crouch Logistics, says: “It is a great honour to be shortlisted for this award of ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year.’ It is a great boost to the prestige of this company which I am so proud of. I never cease to be extremely passionate about the business, what we do and how we help our customers to conduct their business efficiently by providing a good service to them. I have a great team and we are able to achieve excellent results in terms of 100% out on time vehicle departures and staff retention rates of 95%. Being a finalist in this award is welcome recognition for us all.”
The company has been a winner in the Leicestershire Mercury Business Awards in the past, winning Best New Business category in 2008.