Magnus Group has provided the highest levels of customer care, reliability and cost efficiency with your haulage, warehousing and freight forwarding services for nearly 50 years.
Paul Magnus started a shipping agency in Felixstowe in 1973. The business went on to become Magnus Group. After Paul’s death in 2018, his son Olly sold up his own business to buy shares in Magnus Group and bring the business back under family ownership.
Olly took over as CEO in 2019 and set about building up the business, expanding the services on offer and doubling the size of its warehouse operation to 225,000 square feet, with 20,000 racked spaces. A rebranding exercise now presents a fresh and modern face to customers old and new.
Magnus Group offers a complete range of freight logistics and forwarding services. The business in Great Blakenham, Ipswich, is ideally placed to serve the Port of Felixstowe and enjoys direct road links to the Midlands, the North and London.
We operate transparently and with full accountability to our clients and welcome the opportunity to service your freight requirements.
Olly Magnus CEO Read Profile
Olly has overseen a rapid transformation of Magnus Group into a leading player in transport, warehousing and freight forwarding. He leads from the top but places considerable emphasis on building a team and empowering them to grow with the business.
He has decades of experience in the sector. Following the death of his father, Paul, Olly sold his own successful business to buy shares in Magnus Group and take the company back under family control.
A family man who also enjoys socialising with friends, Olly is a keen follower of cricket and Ipswich Town FC.
Kevin Parker Managing Director Read Profile
Kev works closely with Olly, supporting his vision to expand and make Magnus Group the best it can be.
He is vastly experienced, having spent 20 years in RAF logistics before joining Magnus Group in 1996. Initially, he ran the warehouse operations and helped diversify the business by introducing the company to a pallet network.
He became MD in 2012, taking a broader overview of company operations.
Mark Oakley Director and Head of Warehousing Read Profile
Warehousing is a significant growth area for Magnus Group, and Mark ensures clients get a best-in-class service. He oversees efficient movement and storage of goods while protecting the health and safety of his team.
He brings added value to the business with years of experience in logistics, explicitly warehousing. He has worked in key account management and operations for some of the world’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) companies.
Mark is a rugby fan outside of work but now restricts his sporting prowess to a weekend round of golf. He loves spending quality time with family and friends.
Matt Hope Director, Head of Freight Read Profile
Matt oversees freight and logistics, ensuring clients enjoy the best customer service while benefiting from supply chain efficiencies. Matt’s energetic team has a can-do attitude, helping to grow the business.
Formerly a majority shareholder in a freight and logistics company in Felixstowe, Matt has years of experience, building an enviable network of contacts throughout the UK and abroad.
Keeping fit and football is a big part of Matt’s life away from the office. He is co-chairman of Felixstowe & Walton United FC, and an Ipswich Town season ticket holder.
Martin Gomersall Director and Head of Transport Read Profile
Martin builds close and lasting relationships with customers so that he understands their vision and needs. He then applies his transport strategy and operations skills to deliver Magnus Group’s most efficient and results-driven service.
With many years of experience as a senior transport professional, Martin has a focussed and innovative approach to the industry. He continually develops and refines the company’s transport operation.
He enjoys keeping fit through walking and running, and also loves to travel.
John Stringer Director Read Profile
John has decades of transport experience. He built a network of haulage contacts as the Port of Felixstowe grew in the 1970s before joining Harwich Transport Ltd, part of DFDS, in 1992. He became a director with responsibility for all UK transport operations.
In 2004 he joined Magnus Group and became a shareholder and director two years later, working first with the late Paul Magnus and now with Olly as he brings a new and exciting vision to the company.
Andrew Burton Head of Accounts Read Profile
Andrew keeps on top of the figures as Magnus Group’s success grows. His work allows the management team to make the most informed decisions to benefit the business and its customers.
With over ten years of experience with an international soft commodity trading organisation, Andrew brings analytical skills and strategy to Magnus Group, accounting for revenues and spending across the business.
From a leisurely round of golf to the fast-paced action in motorsport, he is a keen sports fan who loves spending time with his young family.
Emma Lightfoot People and Culture Read Profile
Magnus Group is only as good as its people. Emma manages the HR function, conceiving strategies and delivering objectives that embrace the company’s most important assets – its employees.
As a director of two local hospitality businesses, Emma is well-known locally and continues to tread a path of self-improvement. She has three degrees, has trained as a copy editor and soon completes a CIPD Diploma in HR.
Emma is well-placed to understand what makes Magnus Group tick: her maiden name is Magnus; she is Olly’s sister. Married with one daughter, she also has a growing collection of pets and houseplants.