16:45 Thursday 19 June 2014

Hat-trick of awards for Potter Logistics

Written byJORDAN DAY

Family-run company, Potter Logistics, has won three prizes at the prestigious 2014 Family Business United Awards.

The business, which provides specialist logistics solutions focusing on the chemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and food industries, was crowned ‘Transport and Logistics Family Business of the Year’, ‘Northern Family Business of the Year’ and the top award of ‘Supreme Champion’.

Derrick Potter, who founded the firm in 1965 and is now executive chairman, said: “We are overjoyed to have received these awards.

“Part of the success of the business is attributed to the first class staff we employ at all levels. All staff are seen and treated as part of the Potter family and this is the perfect way to recognise that.”

The awards took place at the offices of Farrer & Co in London with over 100 attendees representing the shortlisted family businesses from across the UK.

Paul Andrews, managing director of Family Business United, said: “The judges were impressed with the journey that Potters has been on since starting out in 1965 and in growing to the significant business that it is today.

“Potters is a worthy winner of the crown and as such is a great ambassador, not just for the sector they are in or the regions in which they operate, but for the family business sector as a whole.”

Potters employs around 300 staff and operates six distribution centres located in Ely, Droitwich, Knowsley, Ripon, Selby and York.

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