The owner of growing Sussex logistics company Prestige Distribution has taken the advice to build his business quite literally – after constructing his new premises himself from the ground up.
Enterprising Steve Ellis, founder and managing director of the Horsham-based company, bought a nine-acre plot of land for his expanding firm and went about building offices and a warehouse big enough to hold 300 pallets.
The family-run company has been reaping the benefits of Steve’s handiwork and the £1.8 million investment ever since, with volumes increasing thanks to its membership of Pallet-Track.
It’s a family affair at Prestige’s new Bridge Farm base, with 60-year-old Steve’s daughter Katie, 25, and son Michael, 23, playing integral roles in the business.
Both are qualified Class 1 HGV drivers, with Michael passing his test as recently as April and Katie also holding the Road Haulage CPC for transport managers.
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