(from left to right: Jamie Boyd, Adam Aspinall, Sian Page and Mark Hurd)
An award-winning logistics company based in the North West has announced two new senior appointments following an unprecedented 35% growth in turnover during the pandemic.
Jamie Boyd, 40, Founder & Managing Director of Today Team, has also taken on a new full-time apprentice – increasing the same-day courier service’s workforce by 20%. The recruitment drive coincides with the firm turning ‘Sweet 16’.
“It has been a long journey – both on and off the road – to get to where we are today, and I am grateful to all our colleagues, customers and supporters over the last 16 years,” said Jamie, who lives in Castlefield, Manchester.
“I would especially like to thank The Prince’s Trust, who gave me a helping hand when a knee injury ended my professional rugby league career aged 24. I used a £3,000 loan from the Trust to rent a van and put some fuel in it. Since 2005, I have turned my one-man courier service into a seven-figure venture that serves all corners of the UK.”
Today Team’s latest appointments are Logistics Team Manager Mark Hurd and Marketing Manager Sian Page.
Adam Aspinall, 22, has been employed as Apprentice Logistics Controller through logistics specialists Mantra Learning.
Having worked remotely to start with, the new recruits are now getting to know each other in person at Today Team’s headquarters, which is located in Risley, Warrington.
“I am delighted to welcome our new team members and I look forward to working with them to shape the future of the business,” smiled Jamie. “I would also like to thank our existing staff for their continued support and hard work, alongside helping their new colleagues to settle into their roles.
‘Just like in every other business, the pandemic took its toll initially; however, we have been able to turn things around and go from strength to strength – smashing all our monthly targets.
‘I am proud that we are now on track to reach £1.8m in turnover this financial year, which represents a 35% growth compared to 2019. This gives us a strong foundation to build upon as we head into our busiest time of the year.”
Jamie – winner of a 2018 CIPD People Management Award – is now looking to further strengthen his Senior Management Team with the appointment of a new Logistics Coordinator, as well as to build his frontline workforce with opportunities for owner-drivers.