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The UK’s fastest growing private companies: Hot 100 2015 – (37) John Good & Sons

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Name: John Good & Sons
Industry/sector: Logistics and distribution
Date founded: 1833
The boss: Alan Platt and Seamus Jennings
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
Latest turnover: £41.1m
Three-year compound growth rate (%): 44.82
Latest EBITDA: £2m

Describing itself as “one of the UK’s largest and most experienced independent shipping companies and ship agents”, John Good & Sons has been in operation since 1833.

The Good family continues to support the organisation, which has generated a solid reputation at home and abroad.

Its head office can be found Hull, with other sites in Grimsby, Manchester, Tilbury, Felixstowe and London. Meanwhile, international offices cam be located in Turkey and Shanghai.

“Today, we provide liner agency, port agency, freight forwarding, RORO shipping, trucking and warehousing services to a wide range of blue chip companies and SMEs across various sectors. We pride ourselves on the valuable network of worldwide partners we have built up over the past 180 years,” said the company.

“With offices at all main UK ports and also in Turkey and China, agents in India and the Middle East, and representation at major ports worldwide, you can be sure that we will meet your needs and exceed your expectations by delivering an enhanced range of supply chain management and value added services at both origin and destination.”

In March 2015, the firm noted that it has achieved a significant increase in cargo liftings, helping the firm to a 44.82 per cent CAGR and latest turnover of £41.1m.

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