Suffolk-based Morrison Freight marks 25th anniversary with charity initiatives

Owners Darren Ryan and Lee Steward outside the Great Blakenham headquarters of Morrison Freight, whi

Owners Darren Ryan and Lee Steward outside the Great Blakenham headquarters of Morrison Freight, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. - Credit: Archant

Road haulage specialist Morrison Freight is marking its 25th anniversary by stepping up its support for charity.

The Suffolk firm has supplied three trailers to the Mustard Seeds Relief Mission, in support of the charity’s “Love in a Box” Christmas shoebox parcel appeal.

And it is running a “Silver Ticket” competition, with four of its customers to get the chance to pick a charity of their choice to receieve £250 each.

Morrison Freight, which began with just four people in a small office, now employs a staff of nearly 20 and operates from a three-acre site at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich.

It is led by Darren Ryan and Lee Steward who took over ownership earlier this year having been at the company for 13 years.

Darren said: “We wanted to do something special to commemorate our 25th anniversary. Morrison Freight has always prided itself on giving back and this seemed an appropriate way to celebrate.”

Lee added: “We both signed into a management buy-out plan 10 years ago. We have spent the last decade learning everything about running the company so when we took over officially, there was seamless continuity.”

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The firm’s customer base includes steel manufacturers, charities, publishers, automotive sector and cosmetic manufactures, with the owners attributing its longevity to the its adaptability and customer focus.

“Over the years, we have adapted to the market and diversified to enable us to offer even more to customers while remaining competitive,” said Darren. “We offer a bespoke package to whatever a client needs. We are very proud of our history, but we now want to make our own mark the business,” Lee added.