Premier Palletised recognised by Sufra for charitable work

London haulage company Premier Palletised (PPL) has been recognised for its efforts to combat food poverty in North West London.  Operating from its Wembley headquarters, PPL is part of the Pall-Ex freight distribution network.

PPL’s work with the Sufra Food Bank and Kitchen in Stonebridge, Brent, began following a supermarket’s contribution just over a year ago.  Eight tonnes of food were offered to the charity, under the condition that the produce was collected within 24 hours.  PPL was able to collect the pallets, sparking a successful relationship that continues to help local people.

Now the firm has been commended on its charitable efforts as part of the 2015 Sufra Awards, which recognise the hard work of individuals and businesses in combating food poverty in the local area.

Adam Hopcroft, managing director at PPL, said: “The fantastic work that Sufra does is extremely important to local families and communities, and we support the charity wherever we can.  We feel privileged to have been recognised at these awards and look forward to sustaining this partnership in years to come.”

Director of Sufra, Mohammed Mamdani, added: “We are heavily dependent on PPL in supporting our food bank operation for vulnerable families in the local community.  Whenever we receive a donation, we know we can always rely on PPL to provide transportation from anywhere across the UK to our base in North West London.”

As well as providing free collection and delivery of donations, the firm has had an exceptional 12 months, hiring eight new members of staff and seeing a 29 per cent increase in turnover thanks to a number of new key customers – one of which sees PPL transport in excess of 10,000 pallets for every year.
The company’s fleet now comprises 38 dedicated vehicles, ranging in size from 40ft articulated lorries down to smaller escort-sized vans.

Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group managing director commented: “I am delighted PPL has been recognised for its great efforts to contribute to such a worthy cause, at the heart of its local community.  It really is inspirational to see the importance of the haulage industry in supporting smaller businesses and charities.”