Chamber member, Rapid Fire Logistics has had a fantastic start to their new venture, not only securing a business start up loan of £25,000 but also an order from a local authority worth a five-figure sum.
Managing Director, Craig Eddy (right) has established the Somerset-based firm at what has turned out to be an optimum time for supporting supply chains and the logistics industry with the company’s range of products and services. This also includes CE/FDA approved personal protective equipment (PPE).
Craig, who started his working life as a postman for the Royal Mail, has advanced his career over the years to becoming a Director of Collections for the postal service and then recently transferring his skills in his new business.
Craig said: “Being able to run my own businesses has enabled me to use my skills and experience of the logistics market place to benefit my customer’s requirements, whether that’s on small domestic deliveries in the UK, or with road, sea and air freight around the world.
“Receiving a start-up loan from SWIG Finance and also support from Chamber members as part of the Double Helix Project has been invaluable to the business in excelling our growth opportunities to serve our industry at this critical time during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The Double Helix Project is a not-for-profit initiative born from requests to provide a solution to enable businesses to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 crisis.
Some 11 businesses, of which eight are Chamber members, have joined forces as a partnership to offer a range of professional services packages, including project management, HR, website and graphic design, social media management, PR and marketing, IT and more.
Surplus profits from all projects delivered through the initiative are being donated to Children’s Hospice South West.
More information about Rapid Fire Solutions is available online at: www.rapidfirelogistics.com.