A Worcester haulage company has been handed a prestigious award by a TV star.

M Pinches and Sons was honoured with a national award from logistics giant Pall-Ex at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

The company was the recipient of the regional member of the year award for Wales and the South West and were lucky enough to have the award presented to them by TV star James Nesbitt.

Martin Pinches, company director, said: “The continued growth and exceptional service the team here in Worcester provide is something we strive to improve on every year.

“We are a small team, and this award demonstrates that we are dedicated to the Pall-Ex cause. The number of pallets through our depot has significantly increased recently and this is backed up with the provision of a high standard of customer service and delivering goods on time. These are important factors in both retaining existing and gaining new customers.

“The Directors would like to express their gratitude to Pall-Ex for this award and not least the team at M Pinches and Sons for their continued high standards and efforts through, what has been, a very difficult period for businesses generally.”

Pall-Ex is a network of SME haulage firms and the ceremony marked not only its 25th anniversary but also the company’s first in-person event in nearly two years.

When it launched the company moved 117 pallets, today it transports 45,000 each and every day.

M Pinches is a shareholder member of the Pall-Ex network and has played a key role in its national success.

Kevin Buchanan, Group CEO at Pall-Ex Group, said: “Our network members deserve recognition for the significant role they have played in building Pall-Ex into the successful logistics operation it is today.

“We are delighted to highlight the work of M Pinches & Sons in particular, with the regional member award, for their standout contribution to Pall-Ex, going above and beyond to ensure continuation of service and their dedication to maintaining high standards.

“The industry as a whole has faced a tough couple of years, with the pandemic and Brexit creating unique challenges, and our members deserve to be celebrated as haulage heroes.”