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Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Achieve BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution

30th December 2019

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Achieve BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution

Here at Sanderson’s we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded certification for the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, achieving a Grade A. The BRC Global Standard was designed to guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

Celebrating Again for Top Line Performance at the Palletline Awards

6th July 2019

We are thrilled to announce that we have received the Palletline Top Liner Award at the 2019 awards ceremony. “The Topliner award is a measure not just of our efficiency in meeting Palletline’s strict Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), it also means we are achieving the highest levels of efficiency for our customers.”

Sanderson and Hörmann celebrate 40 years of working in partnership together

4th February 2019

Sanderson and Hörmann celebrate 40 years of working in partnership together

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Increase Operators License to 70 vehicles

3rd August 2018

Sanderson extends their operator’s license to 70 vehicles.

Haulier of the Year 2018

4th July 2018

Haulier of the Year 2018

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

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Win the Palletline ‘Top Liner’ Award

4th July 2018

Since July 2017, Palletline has been awarding its members based on 11 key performance indicators. The Top Liner Award shows that Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd has successfully achieved all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) targets for six consecutive months.

Our 45th Year in Business

28th May 2018

Stephen Sanderson Transport celebrates its 45th Year in Business

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Purchase another High Bay Warehouse

20th September 2017

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Purchase another High Bay Warehouse

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

New Operating Site for Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd

1st March 2017

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

Palletline confirm Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd as the perfect Partner

22nd June 2016

The Partnership Award is Palletline’s way of celebrating their 25th Anniversary – by recognising the member businesses that demonstrate the greatest commitment to the main Palletline principle of Partnership.

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Opens New Site in Corby

1st May 2016

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Opens New Site in Corby

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

Sanderson Wins Excellence Award

2nd March 2015

Sanderson wins award at the Palletline awards for Depot Excellence.

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Wins ‘Member of the Year Award’

7th February 2015

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Wins ‘Member of the Year Award’

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd are rewarded for their continued success and performance throughout Palletline as they pick up the most prestigious Award of the evening ‘Member of the Year’

New Directors join Sanderson’s

14th December 2014

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

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Increase Operators License to 60 vehicles

4th August 2014

Sanderson extends their operator’s license to 60 vehicles.

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd Wins Excellence Award

7th February 2014

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd win the Palletline Excellence Award for Depot Excellence.

It’s Official – Palletline is the best Network

13th June 2012

It’s Official – Palletline is the best Network

Palletline won the Motor Transport Network of the Year award. The Motor Transport Awards are considered the Oscars of the logistic Industry, and to be a nominee is not only an honour, but also reflects a high quality and outstanding service.

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd wins a brace of Awards!!

1st March 2012

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd wins a brace of Awards!!

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

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd wins Medium Delivery Depot of the Year Award

1st March 2011

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd collect the ‘Palletline Medium Depot of The Year’ award for the 1st time at the hotly contested Palletline Annual Awards. This Award is voted on by the Palletline membership.

John and Debbie Burrows take early retirement from Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd

1st June 2010

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd wins Delivery Depot of the Year Award 2 years running

1st March 2010

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd collect the ‘Palletline Delivery Depot of The Year’ award for the second time at the Palletline Annual Awards. 

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd wins Delivery Depot of the Year Award

1st March 2009

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd wins Delivery Depot of the Year Award

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.

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd expands warehouse capacity

1st June 2005

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

Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd 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

Operating 40 vehicles

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

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.

Land Purchased on Riverside Ind. Estate for Sandersons New Depot

1st March 1988

Land Purchased on Riverside Ind. Estate for Sandersons New Depot

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 becomes a limited company

2nd February 1988

Stephen Sanderson Transport becomes a limited company

Lifelong friends John and Debbie Burrows joined Stephen and Janice Sanderson in business which resulted in Stephen Sanderson Transport Ltd being formed in 1988.

Stephen Sanderson Transport 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.

Purchased New Premises on Farndon Road – huge step forward for the business

1st September 1983

Purchased New Premises on Farndon Road – huge step forward for the business

Stephen 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. This was a huge step in business for both Stephen and his wife Janice Sanderson.

Stephen Sanderson Transport opens its first depot in East Farndon

2nd October 1978

Stephen Sanderson Transport opens its first depot in East Farndon

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

Stephen Sanderson Transport rents its first office at 112 St Marys Road, Market Harborough

1st April 1977

Stephen Sanderson Transport rents its first office at 112 St Marys Road, Market Harborough

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

Stephen Sanderson obtains an operator’s license for 2 HGV vehicles and Stephen Sanderson Transport was formed.

1st October 1975

Family Step in to help organise daily work

6th June 1974

Stephens Step Mother -Marie and sister Valerie assisted taking phone calls and orders from 10 Barnsdale, Great Easton and Grange Farm Cottages, Shangton

Stephen Sanderson rents his first warehouse

15th May 1974

Stephen Sanderson rents his first warehouse

S Sanderson rented the corset factory in Great Easton from Mr Haddon. Storing POS for Lloyds Bank, Thomas Cook and Natwest on behalf of Core Design in Lutterworth

Stephen Sanderson collects and delivers his 1st consignment whilst trading as S Sanderson Haulage

5th October 1973

Stephen Sanderson collects and delivers his 1st consignment whilst trading as S Sanderson Haulage

S Sanderson Haulage made its first collection and delivery for Francis Willey Wool Merchants. Stephen Sanderson’s first collection of wool was from Nutbush, Medbourne which later became the Sanderson’s family home in November 1990.

The Journey Begins

28th May 1973

The Journey Begins

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