After the European division’s success in year one, I opened the Group’s Midlands branch in the early part of 2016 as the third member of George Baker Europe. With 30 years of experience in the European road freight industry, building a brand-new service for such a reputable company was a very attractive opportunity.
Whilst it was initially just me in the Midlands, there was a lot of support from everyone back in Felixstowe, which went a long way in making me feel a part of the team. Mike and I spend a lot of time discussing the next steps for the European division and have a lot of fresh ideas and opportunities lined up for the future.
With the addition of our Romanian and Rotterdam offices, we now have an ambitious commercial team spread across Europe, all looking at various ways to develop the business in different ways.