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Europa Worldwide Group’s chief executive said the company’s turnover had hit the £300m target and it aimed to achieve £400m by the end of 2023.

At a recent staff conference, the group outlined its growth plan, which included new global sites and an expansion across its road freight, air and sea freight and 3PL divisions.

Europa is a fast growing, privately-owned, mid-market business and from an operation with 450 staff and a turnover of £76m when chief executive Andrew Baxter (pictured) acquired the company in 2013, it now employs over 1,300 people.

It continued to trade profitably during various worldwide restrictions and despite economic uncertainty.

It launched its European road freight customs solution Europa Flow, as well as opening a fully-automated 3PL facility in Corby.

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Last month, Europa opened its first sales branch in Wales as part of a £500,000 plan to expand Europa Road’s sales network and this closely followed the launch of a sales branch in Liverpool earlier in May.

Baxter said: “We would not have achieved these excellent results without the continued enthusiasm and commitment of our talented and growing team.

“They showed huge resolve when we were hit by Covid-19, where possible moving fully remote within days, and continued to service our customers across all divisions when many reduced or even stopped their services.

“We even completed our Corby site in the middle of the global pandemic which is a massive achievement.”