Magnus Group off to a winning start in 2020

Vernon Kay presents the Pallex award to Magnus Group
Vernon Kay, Olly Magnus and Kev Parker of Magnus Group, and Kevin Buchanan, Pallex CEO

Magnus Group has been crowned South East Regional Member of the Year, in this year’s Pall-Ex annual awards.

The Suffolk-based transport business was announced as the winner at a ceremony run by the UK wide freight membership network, in Nottingham over the weekend.

Selected for the company’s impressive year of contract success and customer satisfaction, Magnus Group has only recently moved under the leadership of Olly Magnus, whose late father Paul first opened the firm more than 40 years ago.

Olly, 46, proudly returned to Suffolk with the Pall-Ex trophy this week, to celebrate the success with his team of 120 staff at the Great Blakenham headquarters.

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“I’m enormously proud to think that the business has secured this award – in particular, because it is voted for by peers in the sector,” said Olly.

“Every member of the team has worked tirelessly over recent months to ensure our customer service and our business delivery is first class, and that we are a force to be reckoned with in the decade ahead.”

Olly commended his staff for helping him to ‘settle in’ as the new head of Magnus, and for being so supportive of the firm’s strategy for 2020.

“A business like Magnus is not about the individual or the name above the door,” he said. “It’s very much about the teamwork, the commitment, and the absolute desire to pull together and achieve great outcomes for all the customers we serve.

“It’s not easy to step into the footsteps of your own father and continue the legacy of his career in logistics, but staff have really supported me through that and shown that they are so passionate about what the company does.

“They really are a driving force and are going to enable the business to fulfil on its ambitions for the decade ahead.”

Kevin Buchanan, Group CEO at Pall-Ex, comments: “Each and every member of the Pall-Ex network makes has made a valuable contribution to our operations over the last 12 months.

“Magnus Group has gone above and beyond to support the growth of the business and its fellow members, and we are delighted to award them with our Regional Member of the Year – South East accolade.

“We are committed to retaining our crown as the UK’s number one network for quality and it is Pall-Ex members who share our ethos of high standards that will support our continued success.

“Our annual awards are a time to celebrate the achievements of those within our network who have gone the extra mile and we look forward to working with them during this year of great change at Pall-Ex.”

Formed in the 1970’s, Magnus Group has been providing warehousing, transportation and haulage for companies all over the UK and Europe.

It has a fleet of over 50 articulated vehicles and employs 120 staff.

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