Huddersfield Transport Firm pledges support to Armed Forces Community

One of the best-known and most trusted logistics companies in Yorkshire, The Pink Link (TPL) in Huddersfield has committed to supporting ex-service personnel with employment through the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge by businesses and organisations to acknowledge and honour the dedication and sacrifices made by members of the armed forces, both past and present, and their families. In signing, The Pink Link, a member of the Palletways UK network, demonstrates its dedication to provide support, recognition, and opportunities for those who have served or continue to serve their country and pledges to uphold a set of values and principles that will guide its efforts to assist veterans, reservists, and their families.

Paul Ince, Managing Director of The Pink Link, said: “We recognise the unique skills and experiences members of the armed forces community can bring to the workforce and we’re fully committed to offer them meaningful employment opportunities and career development.

“We’re fortunate to employ numerous ex-forces personnel across TPL including Class 1 and Class 2 drivers, all the way up to management positions across our depots. We welcome candidates all year round with an Armed Forces background. As a responsible and community-focused organisation, we’re proud to formally announce our support of armed forces personnel and are honoured to join the ranks of businesses that have already signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
“It’s a great feeling to be among the first cohort of Palletways members to sign and I’m hopeful it’ll encourage others to do the same.”

Warwick Trimble, network director for Palletways UK, added: “We fully support and encourage our member network to actively support ex-forces personnel. The signing of the Armed Forces Covenant further solidifies TPL’s ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility. The company has a strong track record of giving back to the community and fostering a culture of inclusivity and diversity within its workforce.”

The Pink Link has provided UK palletised distribution, general haulage and bespoke courier services for over 25 years. It offers European services through a network of partners across the Mediterranean, Central Europe and Scandinavia.

The Pink Link is one of over 120 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.