About

Circle Express – the all-round distribution solution connecting business, industry, and the freight forwarding community

We welcome you to Circle Express’ website where we will give you an insight to our extensive network – we operate the width and breadth of the UK with 7 strategically placed offices. Established over 30 years ago as a specialist air cargo distributor. Circle Express is now a diverse logistics company servicing all sectors of business, industry, and of course freight forwarders.

In our service section you will be able to navigate to the service that we can tailor for you. The Air Cargo Connection covers all elements connected with Air Cargo including import delivery and export collections from every postcode in the UK. Our Same Day Courier department is our specials/hot shot service, where time is of the essence, and our operations offers either next day or economy deliveries, while for a comprehensive nationwide delivery or collection service please select UK Freight Services.

The Circle Express Specialist Services division is the one stop shop for the movement of Dangerous Goods including Radioactivity, Firearms, and explosives, and with the same section you will find details of our specialist Industry training courses including ADR and Driver CPC.

To open an account, find details of our Track & Trace facility, On-Line Booking, Automated POD or Fuel Surcharge Levy please go to the Tools tab.

With a 30 year history built on the foundation as specialists in handling time sensitive consignments to or from anywhere in the country for the Air Cargo forwarding community, Circle Express offers a wide range of excellent services to business, industry.

Circle Express takes advantage of its 7 wholly owned independent depots throughout the UK to effectively work together on behalf of the customer. Each depot operates to the same exacting standards. Whether it is the collection and/or delivery of a package or pallet for next day delivery, or the immediate delivery of a consignment using a dedicated vehicle.

Customers can also book their shipments on-line, track their consignments, and receive immediate proof of delivery (POD) once it has been signed for.

History

In 2007 Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal unveiled a plaque at Circle Express’s Heathrow Head Office as part of the Company’s twenty fifth anniversary celebrations.

Originally inaugurated as a mini-cab operator in West Drayton, Circle Transport inevitably became involved in the movement of air freight for forwarders at nearby London Heathrow.

Throughout the late 70’s and 80’s the company evolved into one of the first specialist air freight distribution services, and during the next decade pursued an expansion programme by opening strategically located depots  at other key airports.

In 1997 the company acquired Manchester based Freightspeed, creating Circle Express Ltd and bringing together a UK network of wholly owned independent depots.

Circle Express Heathrow and moved to a brand new facility on Axis Park Langley in 2004. This doubled the operating space available and provided the company with a flagship Head Office.

Same Day was launched in 2001, first at Manchester then rolled out to other depots. Originally branded Connection Couriers in line with the company image it then changed to Same Day during 2005.

As part of a policy to diversify, in 2007 Circle Express became a shareholder member of the Pallet Track network adding UK express and economy distribution to a portfolio of services aimed at all sectors of business, industry, and freight forwarders.

In 2010, Circle Express launched Circle Express Specialist Services Ltd dedicated to the transport of hazardous goods such as radioactive materials, explosives, and firearms. This company is also the umbrella business for Circle Express’s in-house and commercial training programmes, including Driver CPC Training, ADR Training and Dangerous Goods Awareness Training.

 

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