Our History

Haulier of the Year 2018

4th July 2018

Stephen Sanderson Transport collects the Haulier of the Year award at the Motor Transport Awards.

Our 45th Year in Business

28th May 2018

Stephen Sanderson Transport celebrates its 45th Year in Business

Purchase High Bay Warehousing

20th September 2017

Stephen Sanderson Transport purchases 52,000 sqft of High Bay Warehousing on the Sallow Road in Corby.

New Operating Site

1st March 2017

Sanderson are successful in there application to operate 25 vehicles and trailers from the new Causeway Road site in Corby.

Sanderson Open Site In Corby

1st May 2016

Stephen Sanderson Transport have opened a 30,000 sqft high bay warehousing site on the Causeway Road in Corby. Taking warehousing capacity of 60,000 sqft.

Sanderson Wins Excellence Award

2nd March 2015

Sanderson wins award at the Palletline awards for Depot Excellence.

New Directors join Sanderson’s

14th December 2014

Both Chris & Ed Sanderson became directors of Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd.

Sanderson Increase Operators License to 60 vehicles

4th August 2014

Sanderson extends there operator’s license to 60 vehicles.

Sanderson wins a brace of awards!

14th December 2012

Sanderson’s win delivery depot of the year, and the prestigious main award of the evening Depot of The Year – which is voted on by the Palletline membership.

Sanderson wins the Delivery Depot of the year awards

1st March 2012

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd are rewarded for their contribution to the Palletline network by scooping the ‘Palletline Delivery Depot of the Year Award’ for the 2nd year running. The company also continued to invest by adding a further 15,000ft2 of warehousing to their profile.

Sanderson wins Delivery Depot of the Year award again

1st March 2011

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd collect the ‘Palletline Delivery Depot of The Year’ award at the hotly contested Palletline Annual Awards. This award recognises outstanding achievements for Service and Reliability.

John and Debbie Burrows take early retirement from Sandersons

1st June 2010

Sanderson’s expand warehouse capacity

1st June 2005

Stephen Sanderson Transport invests to expand warehousing capacity to 40,000 ft2

Sanderson became a shareholding member of Palletline

14th December 2001

Seeking to further enhance services for customers, the company became a shareholding member of Palletline Plc, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network.

Operating 40 vehicles

1st September 2000

By the year 2000, Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd was operating 40 vehicles and employing 70 people.

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd introduced an international transport service

1st January 1990

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd introduced an international transport service using company vehicles and drivers, providing a reliable service to any European destination. This resulted in further growth in the fleet.

Built Riverside Depot purchased

1st March 1988

A further site was purchased on the Riverside Industrial Estate in Market Harborough for the development of a purpose-built depot for the business.

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd was formed

2nd February 1987

John and Debbie Burrows join Stephen Sanderson and Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd was formed in 1988.

Stephen Sanderson grows to 15 vehicles

1st July 1986

Further business growth saw the fleet grow further to 15 vehicles and three trailers, with more staff joining to manage the workload.

Stephen Sanderson obtains funding to acquire depot on Farndon Road

1st September 1983

Sanderson Transport obtained funding to purchase a new premise on Farndon Road in Market Harborough and moved into the new unit, opening up potential for further expansion.

Sanderson Transport opened its first office

14th December 1978

Sanderson Transport opened its first office on St Marys Road in Market Harborough, employing a further four people to manage the growing workload.

Sanderson Transport opens its first depot in East Farndon

2nd October 1978

Sanderson Transport opens its first depot in East Farndon, outside Market Harborough. Workshop and warehousing facilities led to further growth in the fleet, rising to eight vehicles and eleven people.

Sanderson Transport first office

1st April 1977

Stephen Sanderson obtains an operator’s license for 2 HGV vehicles.

1st October 1975

Stephen Sanderson set up and delivers his 1st consignment

28th May 1973

Using £40 of savings and a £200 loan from his grandfather Mr George Lee, Stephen Sanderson set up the business with just one transit pickup van, serving engineering companies around Leicestershire.