Alan Firmin Ltd
Alan Firmin Ltd is a diverse, family run, transport and commercial property business employing over 200 people with an annual turnover of £20 million.
Alan Firmin Ltd was founded in 1937, the company’s haulage and distribution business now has more than 180 vehicles and trailers operating from bases in Kent. The substantial 750,000 sq ft commercial property operation ranges from industrial units and warehouses to offices and starter units. In addition, 1,250 acres of farmland are now mostly rented to neighbouring farmers in Kent and there is a residential portfolio of over thirty cottages.
Alan Firmin Ltd is a shareholder member of the Pallet Track distribution network extending the scope and scale of services to customers. Constant investment in vehicles, operator training and transport related technology enables the company to fulfil their promise ‘Trust Firmin to deliver’. In 2017, the company launched ‘Firmin Xpress’ a dedicated express courier division which adds the flexibility to cover orders as small as a single document up to consignments weighing 26ton.
Michael Firmin, Managing Director explained “We wanted to work with a local firm and appointed Kreston Reeves nearly twelve years ago. We had heard good reports about them from a number of sources and have not been disappointed. As a company we always want to do things properly. With Kreston Reeves we have the reassurance of knowing that everything is in good order. They have identified potential issues for us and ensured that we avoid significant future costs. We have benefited from their advice on corporate and personal tax. They also handle our audit and payroll very efficiently.”
Alan Firmin Ltd is constantly developing to meet its various market needs. In Autumn 2019 the construction of a new 190,000 sq ft packing facility at Linton will be completed for a major customer.
Michael commented “Kreston Reeves have helped us with our construction projects, advising on VAT implications and the capital allowance regimes. I can rely on the team at Kreston Reeves to provide prompt, well informed advice whenever I need it. I am happy to say that David Turner has become one of our most trusted advisers.“
"With Kreston Reeves we have the reassurance of knowing that everything is in good order. They have identified potential issues for us and ensured that we avoid significant future costs. We have benefited from their advice on corporate and personal tax. They also handle our audit and payroll very efficiently."
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