Neill & Brown, chamber’s fifth patron, can smooth the path to more overseas business.
Published October 9, 2011
Neill & Brown Global Logistics has become the fifth patron of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, with both organisations seeing benefits accruing from the relationship.
Chris Brown, who is responsible for membership development at the chamber, said that Neill & Brown, with long experience of overseas trading, would add significantly to the Chamber’s fund of expertise.
“Increasing business with Europe and further afield is essential to the prosperity of the county and I am sure there is a lot that Neill & Brown can contribute to help our members achieve their aims,” he said.
Peter Brown, Neill & Brown managing director, said that for many businesses global trade was the future. “As a major player in the global logistics business, we are already an official partner at World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, which is promoting its region as a centre for international business.
“We also have firm links with Lincolnshire that go back many years, so we are proud to be patrons of the Chamber of Commerce and to make a contribution to this energetic organisation.
“It gives our staff a great opportunity to spend time with our Lincolnshire-based clients and meet the many chamber members who work hard to develop their businesses to boost the local economy through partnership working.”
As a patron, Neill & Brown will be represented on the sector specific international trade chamber whose role is to provide specialist help for members.
Neill & Brown has a growing worldwide business, particularly in the United States, India and the Far East, where it has an office in Hong Kong and a network of agents. Closer to home, the company operates a fleet of 40 vehicles in the UK and Europe on a daily basis.
This family-run business, which is based close to the Humber Bridge at Hessle, East Yorkshire, has 90 employees and offers warehousing and distribution including abnormal load delivery, and a new pick and pack service, for most sectors of business and industry.
Annually, it provides hundreds of thousands of secure collections and deliveries tailored for a large range of products from food ingredients, packaging, machinery and general cargoes to chemicals, hazardous and abnormal loads.
The firm’s professional staff and utilisation of the latest technology guarantees that customers are kept informed of the progress of their cargoes throughout the distribution process and can also be confident their products are secure at the company’s hub, which has gated security and CCTV surveillance.
“We hope members will benefit from our knowledge of working with businesses throughout the Humber region and through our strong international trade links,” Peter Brown added.
Neill & Brown joins Siemens, the University of Lincoln, Danwood and Lincolnshire Co-op as a chamber patron.