Logistics firm wins big at Fast Growth 50 awards

Pontypool-based Freight Logistics Solutions has won an unprecedented clutch of the awards at this year’s Wales Fast Growth 50 Awards.

It was named the Fastest Growing Company in the Cardiff Capital Region, and also won the award for Fastest Growing Company in The Welsh Valleys and awarded Fastest Growing B2B Services Company, finishing second nationally in the Wales Fast Growth 50.

The Cardiff Capital Region has traditionally had the major share of the fastest growing indigenous firms in Wales and region account for 70 per cent of the Wales Fast Growth 50, 2020 – an influential list of the 50 fastest growing firms.

The region, which covers the 10 local authorities of south east Wales, has 35 firms on this year’s list with a combined turnover of £391m, a rise of £248.6m over the 2017-19 period. They have also created 986 new jobs.

FLS provides end to-end supply chain solutions, either off or onsite specialising in full load road transport and offering logistical advice and transport solutions derived from expertise in operational, supply chain and logistics.

Delivered through its own award-winning digital freight system, FLS offers a range of services to suit all clients’ freight handling needs with over 40,000 vehicles working across Europe to deliver operational excellence around the clock.

Prof Dylan Jones-Evans, who runs the awards and is also an assistant pro-vice chancellor at the University of South Wales, said: “As the economy battles to emerge from recession, it is clear that we need more than ever to celebrate the creativity, innovation and sheer determination of the best of Welsh businesses, something that was clearly emphasised by those many firms that, despite the lockdown we suffered earlier this year, wanted to be considered for the Wales Fast Growth 50.

“With an estimated 41,300 people employed in the transportation, distribution and storage sector in Wales and with the sector growing never more rapidly, from its success at the Wales Start-up Awards FLS has set some new standards in B2B services in support Welsh manufacturers.

“Second place again this year and with 664 per cent growth over the FG50 qualifying period this year, FLS has done remarkably well, they are one of those companies you just know has the right DNA and personality to do extremely well, customer and digitally focussed, ambitious with very level heads – I wish them many congratulations and every success in the future.”

South Wales Argus | Business