Staff at Oakes-based distribution firm The Pink Link Ltd have celebrated its 25th year in business with an event at its Crosland Road site to thank customers, staff and colleagues.
The family-owned business, originally known as SBH Express, was created in 1991. It is part of Palletways (UK) Ltd, Europe’s largest and fastest-growing palletised freight network, and counts Card Factory, National Flexible and Nu-Swift among its customers.
Managing director Richard Allen said: “The business has grown significantly since our formation in 1991. We started off handling around 900 pallets per month but now move closer to 15,000.
“To date, we’ve handled more than a million pallets for Palletways and I’m proud to say that we’ve worked hard over the last 25 years to become one of the largest members in the network.
“Over that time we’ve seen many changes such as health and safety regulations and IT developments. We’ve managed to overcome every challenge with the help, assistance and dogged determination of the staff that have been on board for this incredible journey.”
The Pink Link, which has 45 employees, has also made a massive contribution to local charities through a variety of events. Since 2001, almost £200,000 has been raised for causes including Cancer Research UK, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Kirkwood Hospice and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.