Transport firm and young recruit nominated for business awards

Sian Panton, left, has been nominated by Jenny Guy for the Young Achiever award
Sian Panton, left, has been nominated by Jenny Guy for the Young Achiever award

A HAULAGE and warehousing firm and its ‘young achiever’ are hoping to scoop an Adur and Worthing Business Awards double later this year.

Sussex Transport, at Lancing Business Park, and employee Sian Panton, have been nominated in the medium business and young achiever categories.

Over the past year, the business has grown significantly, nearly doubling the amount of staff and increasing its turnover, thanks to some major supplier agreements.

Managing director Damian Pulford said: “Our aim is complete customer satisfaction – we listen to what our customer wants and then we deliver the service they require.

“We are investing in new vehicles, staff training and updated computer systems to ensure we can compete in the very busy and ever-changing world of transport and warehousing.

“We invest in our people and respect their input and ideas - we reward ideas, sales leads and initiative.”

The firm’s expanding fleet travels the length and breadth of the country – and occasionally overseas – storing and delivering goods from its Lancing base.

It has delivered to Wembley, Wimbledon, Glastonbury and even Buckingham Palace but also remains keen on helping local businesses with their transport needs.

HR manager Jenny Guy said: “I am proud to work for Sussex Transport and really think it’s about time the company was recognised in the community for the great work and high standards we provide locally and nationally.”

Jenny nominated her colleague, Sian, for the young achiever award, after impressing with her knowledge and enthusiasm.

Sian designed and implemented a new handbook for all current and new members of staff and helping secure a number of awards for the firm.

Jenny said: “Sian is like a breath of fresh air at Sussex Transport.

“With a wealth of enthusiasm and knowledge she has put into place procedures and policies which have brought us bang up to date with how to run a modern fleet of lorries and associated staff.

“Sian joined Sussex Transport 18 months ago and since then has been inspirational in her dedication and commitment – often taking phone calls through the night to ensure a job is completed to clients’ satisfaction.”

Sian said she was ‘overwhelmed’ to be nominated and added it was pleasing to be recognised by her peers.

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