A local Greenhithe man is set to take part in a 10K race in aid of Animals Asia, a charity which campaigns to end the cruel suffering of bears in China and Vietnam.
30-year-old Phil Reeks, who is an Operator in the Import department at Dartford-based Europa Worldwide Group, will be taking part at the event at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury. Entrants will weave through the park, past exotic animals including monkeys, tigers and elephants as they run the 10K distance.
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It is now four years since Europa Worldwide Group was acquired by new Managing Director Andrew Baxter – and today the business is almost double the size it was at the time of the acquisition.
At that time turnover was £76m. This year turnover will be in the region of £145m and through a combination of organic growth and at least one acquisition, the company expects turnover to exceed £200m next year.
The company has recently reported its latest financial accounts (to year end Dec 31st 2016), showing that the leading independent logistics operator, which is headquartered in Dartford, increased its turnover to £116m and profits to £2.3m, with staff numbers increasing to 650.
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