Our Road division has just celebrated its most successful month on record following an intensive period of investment.
Europa Road achieved its highest ever gross profit per day since the company began in February, outperforming even its peak results. The success has come off the back of heavy development of the business’ road branch network of 11 sites across the UK in the past 12 months, which has seen investment in new services, new offices and new members of staff to further establish its impact as one of the leading road freight operators in the country.
Part of this investment has seen the appointment of two dedicated Internal Recruitment & Acquisition Managers, Vanita Dass Puri and Mark Chopping, to boost the teams with talented Road Account Managers. The pair have embarked on building Europa’s own database of candidates, with a push on recruiting experienced salespeople and promoting the company’s own internal career development programme.
The division has employed 17 Road Account Managers at sites across the UK and has also opened a new, larger office in Nottingham, all in the past year.
Together with this team expansion, Europa’s brand new MBX service, launched in August last year, has seen a boom in bookings from new and existing customers, with take up of the service increasing by 57% (2018 vs 2017). MBX offers customers the opportunity to benefit from a full refund of freight charges if Europa fails to deliver to the customer’s defined and agreed transit time – a pioneering move in the industry, as the first logistics provider to develop such a service.
Dionne Redpath, Sales Director for Europa Road, said: “The brilliant results we’ve seen recently have come from a culmination of hard work and some great investment decisions over the past 12 months. We’re now operating in more areas, taking more bookings and have more staff than ever before.
“The next quarter of 2018 is set to be equally as record-breaking and exciting as the first three months of the year. With our passionate and enthusiastic team of branch and account manager at the helm of our Road sales operation, the sky really is t