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Paws2rescue's Christmas shoebox appeal and volunteers, the Turrall family
30 October
2019
When a friend called on International Forwarding Ltd for help with a Christmas charity delivery, IFL was happy to assist. Sue Turrall, an office manager from Coleshill, Birmingham, asked IFL for help using to send a pallet of donations to Surrey. Her family supports the Paws2Rescue charity, which supports rescue dogs abandoned in shelters in Romania. The UK charity raisesRead more
Proud to be an independent UK freight forwarder: IFL directors (l-r): Nigel Parsons, Rob Pike (MD), Trisha Slater, Andy Grubb, Roy Baker.
4 July
2019
Birmingham-based International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) turns 30 this month, remaining one of the few independent UK freight forwarding and logistics companies left in a market of multinationals and large operators. In 30 years IFL has grown from just three members of staff and a single vehicle to a business with 60 staff, almost £10 million turnover and 20 trucks inRead more
Roy Baker, IFL Director
2 July
2019
As International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) celebrates turning 30 this month we are pleased to have Roy Baker in the interview seat. Roy was IFL’s original managing director and one of the two founding directors still with the company today. He was there in 1989 when IFL started freight forwarding with just a single truck and three staff. Today the companyRead more
2018 in review – International Forwarding
19 December
2018
It’s the most busiest time of the year as we take final delivery orders for Christmas and the New Year (here’s our schedule of final pallet delivery dates.) Looking back at 2018, it’s been a year of uncertainty for UK freight forwarders as Brexit continues to be negotiated. It’s no surprise that our most popular post this year was Three BrexitRead more
IFL Operations Director Trisha Slater
11 October
2018
Trisha Slater has almost 20 years experience as International Forwarding’s Operations Director. We asked Trisha about her work at the heart of IFL’s operations department, and the biggest issues and opportunities for the company right now. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to International Forwarding Ltd (IFL)… I actually started work in the freight industry whenRead more
IFL-Macmillan-Coffee-Morning-2018
2 October
2018
Some team events are sweeter than others. After doing the Wolf Run and a paintballing day out this summer, Team IFL took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning last Friday 28 September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff made and brought in biscuits, brownies, tarts, tray bakes, flapjacks, fancies, cupcakes, Viennese whirls, three-tier sponges and sausage rolls. TeaRead more
IFL-paintball-team2
16 August
2018
Great balls of paint! International Forwarding Limited (IFL) recently spent a day out at a local paintball centre in Birmingham where the missions came thick and fast for staff more used to unloading pallets than ammo. A team of 15 ‘ballers’ – made up of warehouse operators, drivers and some office staff – signed up for the day of friendlyRead more
IFL-Wolf-Run-Andy-Nigel
26 July
2018
The International Forwarding sales team is used to negotiating tough hurdles, such as tight deadlines and sending cross-border freight, but they really had to get their hands dirty with their most recent task. In June, two IFL sales directors took on one of the most hardcore off-road challenges: the Wolf Run. This quarterly 10k wild run takes in trails, lakesRead more
Kingshurst-U8s-Football-main
6 June
2018
Young Solihull football players will be stepping out in style next season after landing a sponsorship deal with nearby Coleshill freight and logistics firm International Forwarding Limited (IFL). The under-8s team, who play for Kingshurst Sporting Club Football Club, have been freshly kitted out in their own teamwear for the 2018/19 season, thanks to their manager Matthew Graham. Mr Graham,Read more
Andy-Grubb
4 September
2017
Andy Grubb has been with International Forwarding since 2008, working in sales and new business. In June 2017, he achieved a long-held ambition to become a director of the company so we took the opportunity to ask him about his new role as Sales Director, IFL’s strategic plans and his tips for getting the best freight rates… Congratulations on becoming aRead more
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