Stuart Gregory established the freight forwarding business alongside his wife Sue in 1987. Little did they know that the Black Monday stock market crash was imminent, or that a major recession would follow.
Despite these economic difficulties in the early years of the business, Stuart Gregory and his business partners worked hard to ensure the success of the company, which specialises in international freight and logistics management. Today Wallis offers a totally comprehensive range of services which covers all modes of transport including sea and air charters, project cargo, contract implant operations at client premises and bespoke logistics services.
This perseverance has been repeated throughout the recent recession and tough global financial climate, with new offices opening in Slough and Rugby and a total of 28 staff now employed by the company.
Stuart Gregory explained: “Obviously we haven’t been immune from the national and international economic problems, either in the 1980s or in the last couple of years. But we firmly believe that with a focus on really good customer service, you can survive in business.
I would also like to mention that we have been very proud to be an active part of Security Cargo Network over the last 10 years. It has undoubtedly contributed to our growth in the industry and has helped us deliver the reliability and dependability we are noted for.”
Mr Gregory added that, far from resting on its laurels, the company will look to the future and adapt its operations in order to flourish even further. “We’ve done really well, but there’s a still lot more to do,” he said. “We need to ensure we keep pace with the changing face of international trade, which has evolved due to the emergence of China, South America and India as key players in the global market place.”
Wallis Shipping are looking forward to renewing old acquaintances and meeting new contacts with Stuart Gregory, Keely Barton and Marcus Harden attending the 10th Annual SCN Conference in Miami.