2016 marks 30 successful years in business for Supreme Freight Services, the shipping, forwarding and logistics company.
Determined to find an appropriate way to reward the passion, contribution and dedication of its long-standing workforce, founder and managing director Christopher Green announced earlier in the year that in July the entire 30-strong team would be going on a two-night mini-cruise to Guernsey on the P&O liner Aurora. Other celebrations include a company BBQ and a daytime cruise at the end of the year.
Established in 1986, the company remains privately owned and has its head office in Southampton with regional offices in Felixstowe, Heathrow, Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
Ashley Archdeacon, the company’s director believes that a key aspect of its continued growth and success is its commitment to providing a personal touch both internally to employees and externally to clients. ‘Supreme is a family-run business and the entire team is considered an extension of that, which I think sets it apart from many employers.
‘Several of our staff have been here since the beginning and we all feel very fortunate to be part of this loyal and experienced team. We work really hard at building authentic and strong relationships with our clients and we see ourselves as a part of their operation, which makes us stand out in this competitive market place. Being rewarded in this way is a huge investment in us and shows how committed and motivated we all are to moving forward as a strong business.’
According to Mr Green, the celebrations to mark Supreme’s 30th year of trading presented an opportunity for the company to acknowledge its achievements as well as look to the future.
He said: ‘Whilst the vote for Brexit has thrust the UK into economic unpredictability, I have communicated clearly to our employees and stakeholders that Supreme Freight Services is entering these uncertain times in a position of strength, positivity and conviction.
‘Our business is stronger than ever and we remain focused on serving our clients with the confidence, expertise and reliability that we always have, and on identifying opportunities to expand and enhance.
‘These celebrations are a way for the company to thank the team for their professional and valuable work, and to acknowledge that the expertise and capabilities of each and every one of them will play a pivotal role in strengthening our existing success.’