Speedy Freight has spent a day litter picking in the Auldhouse Burn which runs past its new offices.
The company, which has grown substantially since its inception in 2014, recently moved its premises to Spiersbridge Business Park and decided to mark the occasion with activities designed to give back to its local community.
Damian Pacitti, general manager, said: “Our business development manager, Emma Durnin, suggested that we clean up the burn which runs outside our new offices, and which was heavily polluted with litter.
“The team and my family spent the day clearing the rubbish, recycling what we could and taking the rest to our local waste collection point.”
The company also made a generous Easter gift to its local foodbank.
Mr Pacitti continued: “Our clients are all local, as is our team, so it’s very important to us that we invest in our local community, not just in commercial terms, but in time and support.”
The Speedy Freight depot turned over £1m in the past financial year which represents a six-fold increase on its debut year.
“We are very proud to have offered such a valuable service to local businesses that we grow every year. This is reflected in the job creation we’ve achieved, growing from a single person office to a team of five and the host of local drivers that we employ regularly.”
Speedy Freight specialises in urgent and sensitive freight deliveries – those deliveries which are needed immediately, require special handling, or are hard for companies to predict in advance.
“Ninety-six per cent of Trustpilot respondents score us as excellent and that matters hugely to us,” Mr Pacitti said. “We provide solutions for those times when companies are unsure what resource they will need or simply have to get the job done, so we pride ourselves on being responsive and completely reliable.
“We keep business moving by being the ones to step in when a production line might come to a halt for lack of a load, or an aeroplane is grounded awaiting a part.
“We also deliver blood when it’s needed to save lives, or legal documents that just have to get to court. When you need something doing fast, you call Speedy Freight.”