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Europa Worldwide managers celebrate 25 per cent growth in 2017 at their annual conference, held this year at their Southampton branch

TOP brass from shipping & logistics firm Europa Worldwide Group’s 12 sites came together at the firm’s Southampton office.

The fourth annual senior management conference took place at Rushington Business Park in Totton and heard that the firm had achieved 25 per cent growth in 2017.

Europa, which employs seven staff at its branch at , held the conference for managers and directors from across its four divisions – road, air & sea, showfreight and warehouse. The directors presented their successes over the last 12 months to more than 50 managers with the theme ‘Bigger, Better, Bolder’ for 2018.

MD of Europa Andrew Baxter recapped 2017 and revealed his plans for 2018. He said: “We’re delighted with the level of organic growth we’ve seen in 2017, which now stands at 25 per cent with the company now broadly double the size it was when we acquired it in 2013.”

“In the near future we aim to complete two acquisitions in our road business and one in and and sea, as well as developing our operations in Asia with new branches. Our overall goal is to achieve 15 per cent more organic growth this year as well as to push through the £200m turnover milestone.”

The conference was also used to kick start the fund-raising for one of Europa’s 2018 charity initiatives – raising £16,000 for a new children’s playground at Darent Valley Hospital near Europa’s HQ in Dartford.

Europa Worldwide Group employs 650 people across 11 sites in the UK plus Hong Kong and is represented in 100 countries.

Source: Daily Echo