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Trans2 Logistics

A business which branched out completed its third expansion less than three years after opening at the Business Centre. Trans2 is also continuing to recruit growing from three people to 17.

Trans2 Group is also continuing a recruitment drive which has seen it grow from three people to 17.

Alan Johnson, Chairman of the group, said: “Successive new projects have supported continuing growth – we haven’t stopped. There has been considerable investment in both businesses and this will support further expansion.”

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Alan launched Trans2 Logistics in 2014, rescuing a business which had slipped into decline after he sold it to enjoy an early retirement. He brought in son Martin, now CEO of the group, to develop Trans2 Performance, and both businesses are now thriving.

Projects at Trans2 Logistics range from supplying a single vehicle to leisure home manufacturers Willerby Ltd to transport products around their site to delivering modular buildings for a rolling programme of extensions to 27 schools in Bedfordshire.

During 2016 the company was hired to transport a footbridge from manufacturers Steelridge Ltd to the Stage @ The Dock development. In 2015 the company completed a road and sea journey of around 5,000 miles to deliver a 65-tonne furnace from its manufacturers at Oldbury in the West Midlands to the destination in Shannon, Mississippi.

Alan said: “We are working on more specialised, value-added work. We have invested in equipment, having taken on a depot not far from our offices at The Deep for storage of our expanding fleet of vehicles, and that will continue.”

Trans2 Performance started from scratch in 2015 and within two years had added distance learning to a catalogue of services which includes motivational speaking events, management and leadership courses and training in a range of business disciplines.

Major projects include delivery of the entire management and leadership training programme at the new Siemens blade factory. Other clients include Jet2 and Hull FC.

The latest expansion gives Trans2 Performance its own, in-house training centre, enabling it to offer more flexible and affordable options which are proving attractive to SMEs.

Martin, who held senior roles with the Butler Group and Gartner Associates after leaving the Royal Navy, said: “We work in accounting and finance, courses for the personal care sector, management and leadership as well as wellbeing and stress management and conflict management, and we can also secure funding for some courses.

“The boardroom enables us to offer training in-house, passing on the savings to our clients, and we can still deliver our courses at their premises if they require. We have some innovative and unique methods to demonstrate great customer service.”

Freya Cross, Business and Corporate Manager at The Deep, said: “Trans2 Group arrived here as a small team in a small office and has increased its space from 500 square feet to 2,500 square feet after making a strong impact with a local, regional and national client base.

“It’s clear that the business lessons delivered by Trans2 Performance in their training programmes also form a big part of their own development strategy and are driving significant growth in all areas of their activity.”

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