Oct/Nov Newsletter

Oct/Nov 2019

Our First Newsletter

Hi welcome to our monthly newsletter.

Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time today to have a peek into our journey.

At Pinnock’s we strive to provide the premium-quality freight solutions you require to deliver only the best to your clients and customers.

Our latest news

Opening the world of global trade.

We are proud to announce our new Travel agency services.
Offering time saving, hassle free solutions to worldwide personal and business travel. Flights ✈️, Hotels 🏨, Cars 🚗 and activities 🧘🏄🎭.

British Heart Foundation Dress Up Day 31/10/19

You can help us raise money for this great cause by donating directly to our fundraising page –

JustGiving sends your donation straight to British Heart Foundation and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Thank you for your support!
Pictures to follow next month ….

Personal Getaways

Please get in touch if you have questions.
Call us 0203 879 1759 / 07511092264

We hope you enjoy a great rest of day,
Many thanks for joining us and see you next month.


Starting a Freight Forwarder and Travel Agency Business

Starting a Freight Forwarder and Travel Agency Business

Not many people around me own their own business … most people appear content to be employed.

They say follow your dreams not someone else’s but I have spent most of my life trying not to stand out.

I fell into the world of shipping from school, the one thing I have never had a problem with is getting a job, with a smile and willingness to learn, I moved through the world of employment easily. Until I became pregnant with my first daughter and received the biggest revelation as a woman in a very male world …. I would never move any higher within my career if I also wanted a family.

I moved frustratingly though employment from this point trying to find part-time jobs within the world of shipping I loved so much. I found companies didn’t feel I was loyal due to the building of my family, I myself had never had a sick day, but with each childhood illness, my daughter suffered the attitude of loyalty became a bigger issue within work.

I craved to be able to balance family and work so found part-time jobs in various areas outside of export.

This I have realised has positively extended my skill base.

Business Planning

For many years I have planned businesses, written business plan after business plan for myself and others. With two children I found myself working a job that didn’t fulfil me, just paying the bills and going from one month to the other.

Moving forward I actually realised I had been holding myself back, there was so much I had wanted to do and even when having my first daughter I was determined to prove those who had said I wouldn’t do all the things I wanted to do wrong, but somewhere between then and now ….

I’m almost 40. I realised I haven’t and I’m not having it anymore.

So the start of my lifelong plan of owning my own business ……..

The plans were there already so I started the gruelling process of finding out how to form a company.

So October 2018 I established as Export Plus (The name I had always based my business plans on and it was available) I was elated, I started the ball rolling. I set up a business banking account with Lloyds Bank, I found an investor and had a great meeting where I proposed my plan, secured office space and even got email accounts set up, everything seemed to be going great, I was good to go…..