Your first choice for shipping and logistics
We’re an award winning, family owned business, part of the John Good Group since 1833. Our a deeply engrained culture is based on a real desire to deliver a brighter future for our employees, our community, and our customers.
We provide scalable, flexible logistics solutions with a personal touch, so that you can focus on growing your business.
You know your business better than anyone – we will listen to your goals, building your logistics service around them.
Your personal account manager will get to know your business and connect your goals with your perfect logistics solution.
Logistics is what we do best, and by working with us you can be sure your logistics run smoothly, reliably, and efficiently.
Don’t just take our word for it
We’re proud to have been recognised for the great work of our team, with numerous awards for growth and service.
International Track 200
Listed in 2019, 2020 and 2021
1000 Companies to inspire Britain
Listed in 2020 and 2015
Yorkshire Insider Growth Awards
2020 – listed number 55
Yorkshire Fastest 50
2020 – listed for the fourth time
2020 – Finalist – Family Business of the Year
Yorkshire Business Masters
2019 – Finalist – Family Business and Large Business
Global Excellence Awards
2019 – Winner – Shipping and Logistics Provider
SME New Enterprise
2018 – Winner – Best family-owned freight forwarding company
Northern Lights Awards
2017 – Nomination – Transport/Logistics company of the year
Good Logistics was founded
in 1833 Hull, UK
Good Logistics staff –
Across 3 continents
For 10 years we’ve been giving
a % of profit to charity
What makes us tick?
At Good Logistics, our values are the heart of everything we do, revolving around a genuine desire to support those around us whilst building for the future.
Provide a service we are proud of
We’ve built our business on delivering an exceptional service to everyone we work with whether they’re customers, colleagues, business partners or suppliers. We aim to make every interaction with our business a positive and rewarding experience by providing service excellence and treating people the way we’d like to be treated ourselves.
Support each other and work together
We encourage teamwork, it makes us all better at what we do and makes every day more fun too. Respecting and supporting each other is part of our great culture that we all love being part of. We have an open and enjoyable working environment where talent and hard work are rewarded, and people have the opportunity to achieve their personal goals.
Make long term business decisions
We are committed to the long-term, profitable future of our business and aim to achieve sustained growth that provides enhanced value to customers and industry partners and opportunities for our people. This is reflected in all the business decisions we make.
Always seek to improve
We’ve created a culture that encourages innovation. We ask our teams to challenge the status quo and welcome new ideas. It ensures we’re always improving and gives employees the opportunity to help drive our business forward.
Be a responsible member of the community
By creating a sustainable and responsible business, we create long-term careers for people within the communities we work, however, our reach goes much further than that thanks to our foundation. We support our employees in their contribution to local charities and causes as well as national charities, give percentage of our profits to the foundation and discount our services for charitable organisations.
Part of the John Good Group
The John Good Group is a sixth generation family business that has been leading the way in logistics and travel since 1833. Good Logistics’ sister companies include Good Travel Management, Trans European Port Services, DAN Shipping and Bay Shipping. Time served experts in the logistics and travel industries since before the age of steam, we are proud of our rich heritage and excited about our onward journey.
Delivering a brighter future for our communities…
We created The Matthew Good Foundation to make a meaningful impact in our communities, whilst empowering our employees to support the causes they care about.
We put an increasing percentage of our profits into the Foundation every year. Since its formation in 2011 The Foundation has donated more than £450,000 to charitable causes, with a record £85,000 in 2020.
…and for our environment
Reducing our environmental impact is an integral part of our business strategy. We work with clients to reduce the environmental impact of their logistics requirements through reporting, carbon offsetting and promoting alternative solutions. We also continually monitor and improve performance, increase employee awareness and training, and continue to invest in initiatives such as:
- Renewable energy (solar energy at our Head Office)
- Electric vehicle charging points in our head office car parks
- Waste reduction initiatives and recycling
- Sustainable procurement, such as replacing Euro 5 trucks with Euro 6 models
Born in 1833
188 years ago, our founder – John Good – returned home from sea with a desire to make a difference. He did this not only by sharing his own experience to help others navigate the shipping and logistics industry, but by using his own success to support the causes he cared about the most, such as safety for seafarers.
The values that John held have always remained at the heart of the business, even as it has grown into a multi-subsidiary group.
It’s all about the people
To provide a personal service to our customers based on strong relationships, first you need a happy team.
Creating a great employee experience focussed on personal and professional development is a key focus at Good Logistics, because our talented network of great people is what makes us who we are.
Head of Sales and Account Management
“My favourite things about working here are overcoming the challenges often presented in the logistics industry, and just being around such great people!”
EU Customs Clearance Co-ordinator
“The working environment fosters learning and confidence, without which I don’t think I could have achieved a distinction in my apprenticeship! Also, the mutual trust we have as a team means we each have ownership of our work and drive to do our best.”
“We have a great team, and no two days are the same, but I love to see the end result when we’ve taken on the challenge and completed a high-volume job for a customer.”
Head of Sales and Account Management
Having joined the company as a Sales Executive 18 years ago, Paul has worked in a range of roles and knows our business and industry inside out – with knowledge that far exceeds his youthful appearance.
Passionate about problem solving and new technologies, Paul leads a friendly and dynamic team that is always able to delight our customers with tailored solutions just right for them.
Outside of work, Paul keeps busy with his two children, mountain biking (he assures us he does not wear lycra!) and supporting his football team – Glasgow Rangers.
EU Customs Clearance Co-ordinator
Matt joined the company in 2018, straight out of education. Our Plymouth team “broke him in” to office life – where he worked in a range of departments whilst achieving a distinction in his International Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship.
With a keen interest in preparing for Brexit, Matt has now taken a new role on our EU customs team where he is working hard to make life easier for our customers post-Brexit.
Matt has an English Cocker Spaniel called Cooper, and recently supported the Spaniel Aid with a £500 grant from the Matthew Good Foundation.
Lisa joined our warehouse team in 2013, having previously worked as a driver and transport manager for a major parcel delivery brand. For the last two years she has been responsible for supervising the smooth operation of two of our warehouse blocks.
When a customer has an urgent requirement from the warehouse team, or needs a stock take or quality check, Lisa is the always first person on the ground making it happen.
In her spare time Lisa enjoys reading and socialising with family and friends. A West Ham fan – she can often be found cheering on her football club, and takes in interest in the Scotland rugby team too.
Be part of our team
At Good Logistics we have a range of career opportunities for talented professionals looking for a future in the logistics industry. With an exclusive benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, high street discounts and more.