Following the events of 2020, it is time to have a little fun and ensure we are all spreading the Christmas spirit this year. Therefore, the Currie group will be holding an internal staff Christmas Jumper day on the 21st December. We have encouraged all staff to take part in this and take photographs (socially distanced of course) to be posted on our Websites and Social media outlets, so keep your eyes peeled.
This year, as a group, we will be supporting the Parkinson’s UK charity so please click the link below and head over to our Currie group Just Giving page. All kind donations are appreciated as this will go to a good cause. We will also be holding internal staff raffles for any gifts that are sent into the business which will help raise a bit more cash.
Let’s be part of the breakthrough! Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and 2 people every hour are diagnosed. And currently there is no cure. There’s hope for new treatments by the end of 2024. With our support we can help Parkinson’s UK get closer to a cure.
With effect, we have acquired Laser International Transport with headquarters based in Hythe, Kent and hubs also based in Coventry and Swindon. The Business will be merged with the Currie Group and bring several benefits on both sides which include, Increased revenues, enhanced geographical footprint and wider pallet network opportunities which will implement and impact our services better for our receiving customers.
We look forward to working together and moving forward as one business.
Worldwide Freight Services
The opening of our New Air and Ocean Office gives our customers the opportunity to import and export containers from all over the world as well as importing and exporting items by Air.
This is the latest change in our service portfolio which means that as a Currie Solutions customer you can now benefit from having a single supplier for all of your logistics requirements.
Reduce your number of suppliers and improve your rates and service level by working more closely with the Currie Solutions team. Below are some more of our services that you may not even be aware of but as an existing customer you can benefit from preferential rates.
01387 267333 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a no obligation quotation
Our services are constantly developing to meet the demand and needs of our customers which is why we now offer a dedicated UK Currie Solutions fleet for small packages. Ask our experienced team how we can help your business today.
4 roller bed European spec tautliners added to our progressive modern fleet!
These are the first of two batches being added to Currie Solutions fleet. A further 3 new air freight hydraroll mega curtainsiders will follow in March.
These will operate between the UK, France and Holland to further support our experienced European Transport teams.
These were supplied by SDC and Asset Alliance Group.
Following on from our recent announcement last week we are delighted to share our first piece of exciting news!
With immediate effect we have acquired PS Ridgway of Dundee. The business will be merged with the Currie group and brings several key benefits to both businesses. Increased revenues, enhanced geographical footprint, traffic synergies and wider pallet network opportunities which in return will continue to improve the services we offer our customers.
It will take a little time to integrate the businesses as we focus on a ‘one team’ approach, but we look forward to working with our new team members.
Stephen Turner has completed the management buy-out of the Currie European Transport Group (recently rebranded Currie Solutions). Having been with the business most of his working life, Stephen has achieved the long term ambition of owning the company, originally founded by Norman Currie. “I am delighted, as someone who’s lived in Dumfriesshire man and boy, it’s been a huge part of my life working with Curries, and to finally be in the position to acquire the company is a real privilege. My vision is simply to ensure that we become the business of choice for our customers and staff to work with and in doing so we enable the growth of business in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe”.
The MBO was prompted by the business working through its plan for the years ahead “Tom Barrie (owner) and I, felt it was the right time for him and the right time myself to make this change, more importantly, we both believed it was important for the business. As Managing Director, I have been fortunate enough to lead the business since 2010 and I am now ready to take this great business on its next exciting journey.
Whilst the transport sector has been a difficult space for many to operate in over the last number of years, Stephen believes the sector is ready for change and evolution, with consolidation and collaboration for haulage businesses to get back into a profitable and more sustained business environment. “Like many, our results have not been easy on the eye in recent years. Most transport businesses have had challenges through increasing fixed costs and variable costs, without the margin increase in revenue to offset. Importantly though, we are not sitting around to wait on the next set of results, we have a strategy that is centred around the consolidation and collaboration that needs to take place in the market – and we will drive forward with that strategy”
And what of the future, “I won’t make any bold statements, instead, like we have always done, Curries will continue to make decisions that are best for the Group. With the support of our financing partners, we are now in a position to make more progressive decisions that support our vision. We see an opportunity to expand our footprint in Scotland pretty quickly and beyond that there are wider, longer term plans for us to work towards”.
Stephen also acknowledges the support he has had during the process from Robert Stewart of Generis Advisory and Murray Jack of Addleshaw Goddard. “Robert has been invaluable to me throughout the MBO process and his understanding of situations like this has been key in delivering our deal. Murray and his team at Addleshaw Goddard did a fantastic job, seamlessly taking care of all legal matters for us which included advising on the complexities of re-banking and buying our foreign subsidiaries”
The Aldermen and Council members came to visit our Tiel Depot to see an example of one of the leading businesses in our industry.
Every year they visit a different company to gain knowledge and experience of the various companies in our area
They found our company history, growth and working model impressive.
We were delighted to host them this year and enjoyed their company.
The first of our new KRONE European trailers have now been added to our fleet. These are the first of the EU trailers to be branded in our Currie Solutions livery. We are delighted with the results.
These will begin working from our depot in Tiel, The Netherlands. Our European team work across Europe as well as importing and Exporting across to the UK.
Through social media we have received lots of amazing images from over the years at Currie European/Currie Solutions. We have brought these together with some of our own images to tell the story of Currie Solutions to date. There may be some familiar places, faces and stories you can relate to. This also allows us to showcase the various services we offer and industries we work within. Please feel free to contact us with any queries.