Simpex Express becomes Transaid’s newest corporate member
We are thrilled to announce that Simpex Express has kicked off its 10th anniversary year by pledging its support to Transaid, signing up as a corporate member for the next three years. The Birmingham-based European freight carrier has long committed to charitable giving, having donated over £100,000 to various causes during its first decade in business.
Simpex Express Managing Director, Simon Beechener, first became aware of Transaid at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards. From that point, he decided that a corporate membership would be the perfect way to support us long-term.
Beechener is positive that the collaboration will be beneficial for both parties. “We’ve built our business on very similar values to Transaid, and signing up as a corporate member felt like the best way we could help make a difference for what is a truly amazing organisation helping to save lives in sub-Saharan Africa.
“We really want to help raise awareness of Transaid’s work and encourage both our clients and suppliers to become involved too. As one of Transaid’s smaller corporate members, it’s positioned us alongside some of the biggest names in the transport and logistics industry and demonstrated that size is no obstacle to membership.”
Simpex Express’ membership with Transaid is not its only charitable commitment. For every booking made, the company puts at least £1 into its charity fund, which is given away to worthy causes at the end of the year.
Transaid Chief Executive Caroline Barber also expressed her excitement at the announcement. “It’s fantastic to welcome Simpex Express on board. This is a rapidly growing business that has placed its support for good causes at the heart of what it does from day one, and we’re naturally delighted they wanted to support our work to transform lives through safe, available and sustainable transport.”
Established in 2009, Simpex Express offers a wide range of time-sensitive express transport services, operating out of sites in Birmingham and Leeds and mostly using small vehicles. It specialises in providing dedicated vehicles for time-critical deliveries, as well running a semi-express service to 15 European countries, plus an economy service for non-urgent goods.