Potter Logistics celebrates 50 golden years in operation

Potter Logistics celebrates 50 golden years in operation

Derrick Potter is celebrating 50 successful years at the company he founded in 1965

Derrick Potter, executive chairman of Potter Logistics, started in business during 1965 with one yellow lorry and great ambitions.  Fifty years later, the company operates from eight distribution centres and rail freight terminals and employs more than 300 staff – its trucks make hundreds of deliveries every day.

The Yorkshire headquartered business has seen significant organic growth over the years along with several acquisitions and joint ventures in the logistics, property and material recycling sectors.  It provides specialist logistics solutions with particular focus on the chemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and food industries.

“I started Potter Logistics with a vision of a ‘friendly and can do attitude’ transport and distribution business. This has now become a reality and the scope of our services has expanded over the years to establish a high quality and professional logistics company that has not forgotten its original ethos,” explains Derrick Potter.

Matthew Lamb, Potter Logistics’ managing director, adds: “We will be marking this fantastic event throughout the year, with special changes to our vehicle livery, additions to our fleet, with new Mercedes Benz Antos vehicles, and with staff and customer festivities that will culminate in September with a company celebration at Doncaster race course.”