One of the North West’s leading haulage companies is looking to increase capacity, win new clients, and hire more staff after securing a major deal with Yorkshire Bank.
Founded in 1933, Edge Transport is a third generation family business operating a fleet of more than 30 vehicles. The company specialises in providing quality pallet delivery, distribution, and warehousing solutions to its customer base of more than 500 clients.
A new customer to Yorkshire Bank, Edge Transport has secured a significant working capital facility which will help finance a move to new premises in Deeside. The deal was delivered by Mike Scott, relationship manager at the Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Liverpool.
Jonathan Edge, Managing Director of Edge Transport, said: “As a company which has constantly evolved through the years we are now ready to embark on a period of significant expansion.
“By moving to new premises we will increase our capacity without compromising the quality of our service, in turn helping us to target new clients, increase the workforce, and drive growth.
“This would not have been possible without the support of the Yorkshire Bank which has worked closely with our team to help us realise our ambitions.”
Edge Transport is in the process of moving from its existing premises in Wrexham to relocate to Deeside Industrial Estate, North West of Chester, which increases the available space from 2.5 acres to 6 acres. The company currently employs 48 full time staff and has recorded turnover of £5.1m per year. The company has plans to increase its workforce and turnover significantly in the next five years.
Stewart Cook, head of Yorkshire Bank’s Liverpool Business and Private Banking Centre, said: “The continued success which Edge Transport is enjoying reflects the commitment of Jonathan and his team and represents all that is good about the entrepreneurial spirit of the North West’s business community.
“We’re pleased to support the group’s latest expansion and are confident the move to Deeside Industrial Estate will pave the way for further growth opportunities in their specialist field.”
The news comes as Paul Shephard, director of business and private banking at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks paid a visit to the news offices of Edge Transport and also to World of Glass in St Helens to learn more from frontline business leaders on the current challenges they are facing.