Back row (left to right): Spatial Global’s John Irving, Andy Berry, Rachel Morley, Shelley Chapman and Quinten Evans; Front row: Ben Smedley, Emma Jessamine, Natalie Stafford and Su Robey at the Derbyshire Business Awards gala dinner

Spatial Global named 'Employer of the Year' for Derbyshire

Keswick Enterprises Group company, Spatial Global, has been named 'Employer of the Year' for Derbyshire, in the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2016.

Castle Donington-based Spatial Global is a specialist provider of international freight forwarding, mail, courier, e-commerce, fulfilment, logistics, warehousing and related added-value services. Its ethos is to offer excellent customer service, and to be easy to do business with - by making its organisation and processes as user-friendly as possible.

Sponsored by Mazars, the East Midlands Chamber's Award is designed to recognise organisations that demonstrate a commitment to people development and the implementation and promotion of a learning and development culture. Entrants must demonstrate how this culture has contributed to the business's overall success.

Spatial Global was also a finalist in two additional categories in both the Derbyshire and Leicestershire Business Awards this year: 'Excellence in International Trade' and 'Business Improvement Through Technology'.

The 'Employer of the Year' Award was presented to Spatial Global's Rachel Morley, General Manager - Operations, and Quinten Evans, IT Manager, at a black-tie gala awards ceremony in Derby on 16 September. The event was hosted by regional TV weather presenter Emma Jesson.

Rachel commented: "We are very pleased indeed to be acknowledged as one of Derbyshire's leading companies. Our staff are our biggest asset, and - as a service company - we are only as good as the people who provide support every day and who liaise with our customers. So keeping our teams focused and driven, while creating a workplace and culture where individuals can thrive, is essential to our success - and contributes to the Spatial Global experience for colleagues and customers alike."

Chamber President, Jean Mountain, added: "The Chamber's congratulations go to all of this year's winners. We had some really good entries and the judging process was extremely tough, but all of the winning businesses thoroughly deserve their success."

Mike Wallis, Executive Chairman of Spatial Global and a main board director of parent company The Keswick Enterprises Group, summed-up: "We are delighted that our achievements have been recognised by East Midlands Chamber of Commerce. High quality customer service demands consistently high standards of professionalism and personal integrity. Internal development is important at Spatial Global, and all our current managers have progressed through the business. Our senior ambassadors therefore all have grass-roots knowledge of our operations, which - combined with their specialist management training - gives them unique abilities to identify opportunities for advancement and improvement

"Spatial focuses on export business - helping UK firms to achieve success on a world stage. By avoiding mistakes, presenting themselves well, and getting timely payment for their efforts, our customers gain a head start in international trade over their competitors."

A full third of Spatial Global's staff joined the business over 10 years ago, while many have been with the company for two decades or more.

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About Spatial Global

Formed in 1980 at East Midlands Airport, Spatial Global Limited is one of the UK's foremost independent international freight forwarders, and is also a leading provider of mailing, e-commerce, courier, mechanised and manual fulfilment, logistics, warehousing and added-value services. The business employs 60 full-time personnel at two East Midlands locations - Castle Donington and Swadlincote - and operates across 220 countries worldwide through a series of trusted partners and agents.

Spatial Global's ethos is to offer excellent customer service, and to make its organisation and processes as user-friendly as possible. The well-equipped business has ISO 9001: 2008 quality certification across all its services, and is a double winner of the British International Freight Association's Freight Service Awards. It has been a member of The Keswick Enterprises Group Limited since 2006.

Spatial Global’s Rachel Morley (centre) receives the ‘Employer of the Year’ trophy in the Derbyshire Business Awards, accompanied by her colleague Quinten Evans (left)
Spatial Global was also a Finalist in two categories at this year’s Leicestershire Business Awards: (left to right) Quinten Evans, Donna Ball, Rachel Morley, Ian Radcliffe, Janet Smith, Mike Peach, Chris Curtis, Mike Wallis (Executive Chairman) and Lesley Henderson -- with the host, Olympics silver medallist Gail Emms MBE (right)

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