FREIGHT forwarder Europa Worldwide Group is reporting a continuing rise in profits.

The logistics operator, which employs eight staff at its branch in Kings Weston Lane in Avonmouth, has reported its annual financial results, which reveal that the business is in the strongest and most profitable position in its 50-year history.

Managing director at Europa Worldwide Group Andrew Baxter said he was thrilled with the financial report, which he says reflects a year of great organic growth for Europa.

He said: “In spite of organic growth running at 24 per cent, 2017 was a year of comparative stability for us following the restructuring that occurred in the previous three years.

"Our ethos has always been that movement is essential in order to achieve our goals.

"We shouldn’t fear the changes that are necessary to sort out and simplify our operations just because they are difficult in the short term – as that’s how we get the best long term results.

"If an organisation stops progressing and adapting, it turns inwards and starts to move backwards and so I believe that we need to continuously change and refine our operation, even if it is costly in the short term.

“Our goal for 2018 and beyond is to continue to make substantive steps forward in each division of the business both in terms of organic growth and acquisitions – initially in road and then in air & sea – developing our footprint in Asia and looking to opening new, bigger and better facilities in our warehousing division.

“We’ll continue to invest in our people, our facilities, our equipment and our IT systems as well as our management structures – in essence, we will keep doing things properly – and by doing so we will achieve controlled but rapid growth across all divisions.”

Europa Worldwide Group is a specialist road, air & sea and warehouse operator which employs more than 650 staff across 11 sites in the UK and Hong Kong.