Millennium Cargo Founder and CEO, Chadd Blunt, has reiterated the need for small businesses in the post-Brexit logistics industry and supply chain.
Speaking to FORWARDER magazine about the quality of services being offered by the industry’s largest shippers, Blunt said:
“Multi-nationals are getting bigger and more powerful, but they’re getting worse. They cannot offer the bespoke, tailored services that we do, and they don’t value smaller clients.”
His comments come as the FTA’s Pauline Bastidon, Head of European policy, warns small-business owners in particular to prepare for ‘the worst-case scenario’ of a No-deal Brexit next March. In a statement, she described the time for industry decisions coming close to ‘reaching the point of no return’.
There has been concern over the final impact on SMEs if Britain exits the EU without a deal. However, Blunt remains optimistic due to his team’s approachability, along with their commitment to developing excellent client relations, resulting in a number of long-term partnerships.
“I have been working in the trade since I left school, and can honestly say there are not many things I have not tried and handled in this industry. It’s hands-on experience that gave me a deep knowledge of the freight forwarding world and solidified my understanding of how to get the best for my customers.
“There is still a need for smaller, independent forwarders. We are not ashamed of being a smaller company.”
The family-run company’s ethos is ‘making things simple’, with offerings which include imports and exports, rail, road, air, sea, warehousing, consolidation and distribution co-ordinated from their head office in Birmingham.