Family firm hit employment milestone

Family firm hit employment milestone

Family-run business Reed Boardall is celebrating after hitting an employment milestone, having employed 200 people for ten years, and boasting an overall workforce of 745.

Since opening its single site in Boroughbridge the business, which specialises in cold storage and food transport, has achieved a turnover of £66m.

Andrew Baldwin, managing director of Reed Boardall’s cold storage division, said: “There’s no doubt that our high staff retention levels play a key role in the continued success of the business and our ability to consistently deliver on our promises to our customers. 

“We don’t use any agency workers, instead all of our team are long term employees, many of whom have built up valuable understanding and knowledge about what we do and this gives continuity to the business, enabling us to be the reliable, responsive partner that our customers need.”

Over a quarter of staff have completed more than ten years of service, 31 have chosen to stay with Reed Boardall for two decades or longer.

“This constancy of approach is reinforced by the high numbers of family members all working here across the generations- we have numerous husbands and wives, a mother and daughter and several dads and sons as well as a husband, wife and father in law.”