The Fortec Distribution Network has become a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant as part of its commitment to supporting military veterans.
Many ex-forces personnel, who often use their experience with logistics in the services when they enter the private sector, are valued employees of Fortec.
So, the company chose to show their support for veterans by joining the Covenant, a body which works to ensure current and ex-military personnel and their families are treated with fairness and respect.
Adrian Bradley, MD of Fortec, said: “This is the perfect way to recognise the contribution that military veterans make to Fortec, as well as the fabric of British society.
“Our ex-Armed Forces colleagues are a vital asset and by signing the Armed Forces Covenant we want to show them we value their service – both at Fortec and their country.”
Fortec works with ex-forces personnel to explore business opportunities across the UK with its national distribution network.
“We can nurture new businesses and offer a great method of unlocking the potential of people who acquired their skills in the military,” Mr Bradley added.
“Fortec is able to provide the necessary support in order to help them get their businesses up and running and provide them with a national presence.”
The growth in pallet freight volumes throughout the UK offers logistics firms a fresh potential revenue stream.
“It may seem daunting, but building a national, or even international, presence through a network like Fortec will bring great rewards,” Mr Bradley added.
“Joining a distribution network simplifies that route to market without stretching resources or taking on too many financial commitments.”
With more than 80 members, Fortec’s Watford Gap site handles pallet movements from a range of industries around the UK and mainland Europe, predominantly in the B2B market.