UK Transport Awards 2023

19 | UK Transport Awards 2023 Jan23699 Excellence Award for Road Transport Solutions – Northamptonshire & Business Growth Excellence Award 2023 Founded in 2014, Wizz Ground Ltd. provides cost effective and reliable road transport solutions, specialising in tautliners, containers, refrigerated loads, and ADR transport. The company is dedicated to providing an excellent standard of customer service, which has contributed towards its impressive growth in the years since its foundation. Wizz Ground has provided services for a range of notable companies in the UK, including DFDS Logistics, Gist Transport, ASDA, Tesco, Homebase, DHL, Booker Wholesale, Marks and Spencer, and more. Coming from a family of businessmen, Kobe Gudea, Founder of Wizz Ground, was raised helping clients from a young age, learning the ropes of great customer service. With business in his blood, Kobe decided to open a pizzeria while he studied for his bachelor’s degree at Alvernia University, Pennsylvania. In 2014, he passed the company on to a new owner, and returned to the UK, where he decided to establish Wizz Ground. In the company’s early days, Kobe was the sole owner and driver with just one truck transporting goods across the UK. Due to Kobe’s hard work and the increasing demand for high-quality transportation services, Wizz Ground was able to expand its fleet to 8 trucks by 2015. A year later, the company was operating 9-10 vehicles. This is when Kobe decided to move the company to a new location, Huntingdon, where access to a large yard allowed Wizz Ground to increase its capacity to 17 trucks. Every year since its foundation, the business has achieved growth, increasing turnover and profit steadily. Now, Kobe is mainly involved in the management of the business, but still drives if needed, especially on new contracts to assess the customer’s needs first-hand. Having purchased five brand new DAF XG state-ofthe-art trucks in January 2023, Wizz Ground is currently running 41 vehicles, spread across three depots. The company has also invested in new premises in Wellingborough, with a new base, head office, conference room, and driver facilities. This location has an on-site warehouse, allowing it to offer some storage and distribution services, and a workshop where it can service its own and third-party vehicles. Customers can have complete confidence that Wizz Ground will offer the complete package, from simple driving jobs to complex logistical solutions. As a result of its reliable and highquality services, Wizz Ground Ltd. has won the Excellence Award for Road Transport Solutions, Northamptonshire, in the UK Transport Awards 2023. Furthermore, following its impressive growth year-on-year since its foundation in 2014, the company has also won the Business Growth Excellence Award 2023. With financial independence, Wizz Ground is in a good position in the current economic situation to withstand the future recession in the coming year. Moving forwards, Kobe has recently obtained his Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) certificate and is now looking to diversify his business into the carriage and possible storage of hazardous substances (ADR). The company is therefore seeking a stable partner in the area to achieve these plans. Contact: Kobe Gudea Company: Wizz Ground Ltd Web Address: Wizz Ground Ltd