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Our growing family

We're delighted to welcome some new businesses to our family
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CCL acquired Advance Forwarding and Advance Packing in 2016 and Alpharoute Transports Ltd and Kyria in 2017. The aim was to extend and connect-up the local customer services we offer across the UK

Having great people and sharing our ethos of delivering happiness, they are a perfect fit for our customers and to our business

Advance Forwarding

Advance Forwarding was formed in 1993 by Mike Bull and Steve Hodson, who were close friends from the 1970’s but from different commercial backgrounds. Mike having held various senior positions within the freight industry during the previous 10 years and Steve who had been a Sales Director at two national catering distribution companies

Combining their sales and operational skills the concept was to build a freight forwarding company that would provide premium services that were second to none to local companies who wanted a hands-on service. Nothing is too much trouble - a philosophy which is as true today as it was when it started

Originally concentrating on Air, Sea and Trailer freight, customers soon started asking for a wider range of services. By 1998 all forms of freight forwarding were available, including Importing and Couriers. The business is based in Derby

Advance Packing

Advance Packing was formed in 1999 by Keith Large, Steve and Mike, primarily to complement Advanced Forwarding. The knowledge and expertise brought in by Keith, gained over 10 years in the packing business, enabled the new company to hit the ground running and very soon be in demand as the preferred packer of numerous other forwarding companies

Through having highly experienced people it soon built up an enviable reputation for high quality, bespoke packing solutions utilising top quality materials and packing accessories

Over the next 10 years the two companies continued to grow and fine tune the services on offer. They now serve a wide range of businesses from one-man operations to Multi National enterprises

Employing a team of 10 packing specialists, the business provides services to a wide range of customers and is based in purpose built premises in Derby

Alpharoute Transports Ltd

Alpharoute Transports Ltd was started by Johan Gualchierotti in 2003. It provides import and export shipping services (groupage and full loads) for fresh and manufactured goods within Europe. We use our vast experience of the European market to give our customers that extra edge and competitive rates when it comes to handling export or import shipments

The key to our success is our people and their commitment to delivering tailor made services to our customers. We act as the vital link between our customers and their clients. We know that businesses demand (quite rightly) a very high level of service and strong reputation. We make sure that all parties are aware of a shipment status at any time. The business is based in Aylesbury


Kyria Ltd was founded by Howard Perkins and Dr David Young and started trading in April 2003. Howard and David joined forces to utilise their extensive background in manufacturing, utilities and IT sectors to create a business that encompasses both the consultancy and technical delivery aspects of customer-facing technology solutions

Achieving significant growth since the beginning, it is an ambitious company driven by its core values of Integrity, Commitment and Quality. Passionate about technology, we constantly seek ways to harness it to provide business benefit for our customers, with whom we develop deep and long-term relationships

These are reflected in everything we do, including the way we treat ourselves. The company was recognised as an Investor in People in January 2006 and has maintained recognition ever since. The business is based in Glasgow

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