History

East Midlands Freight Forwarders

Spatial Global History in brief

Freight forwarding, mail and logistics specialist Spatial Global was formed at East Midlands Airport in 1980

Spatial Global is an award-winning international freight forwarding, mail, e-commerce, fulfilment, warehousing and logistics specialist – one of the UK's foremost independent service providers.   For over 35 years we have been developing high quality logistics and delivery solutions for customers across different business sectors and geographies.

 

1980
Spatial (Air Brokers and Forwarders) Limited is formed by James Gallagher at East Midlands Airport (EMA), UK, as an aircraft brokerage – leasing and chartering aircraft.

 

1980
Product base extended to include air freight forwarding activities.

 

1985
Company has five employees.

 

1986
Company repositions as a multi-modal freight forwarding specialist.

 

1987
Courier services added.

 

1988
Postal services added – mechanised mail room established.

 

1988
Relocated to EMA Cargo Terminal One.

 

1989
Awarded 'DfT Regulated Agent' status for the safe transportation of aviation cargo.

 

1990
IATA certification achieved.

 

1995
ISO 9001 quality certification achieved for all products.

 

1997
Investors in People certification achieved.

 

2000
Relocation to Spatial House, Castle Donington, near Derby, UK.

 

2000
Warehousing services added.

 

2003
Investment in new auto-enclosure equipment – providing mailing throughput speeds of up to 15,000 units an hour.

 

2006
Spatial joins The Keswick Enterprises Group, which has related activities in warehousing, pan-European transport, mainland European contract logistics, overseas forwarding, co-packing and sourcing.

 

2007
Secondary warehouse opened in Langham Park, near Castle Donington.

 

2010
Spatial Global celebrates 30th year and wins BIFA Special Services Award.

 

2011
Secondary warehouse moves to Swadlincote, near Burton-on-Trent.

 

2012
Spatial rebrands as Spatial Global Limited, reflecting increased capabilities and the international nature of its activities (operations span more than 220 countries).

 

2014

 

2015
Launch of direct entry service to USA for mail and e-commerce.

 

2016

 

2016
Spatial named 'Employer of the Year' in the Derbyshire Business Awards.