“Our commitment to living and breathing these values every day empowers our employees to go the extra mile when delivering service excellence and gives everyone a real sense of pride in what they do.”
Steve Pullen, Managing Director
We aim to make a positive and lasting difference to the communities we live and work in.
That’s why we created the pledge programme.
Every year we donate a percentage of our profits to the Matthew Good Foundation, a foundation created by our parent company. Our profit contribution provides vital funds that help charities and community projects continue their valuable work.
We encourage employees to take part in activities that enhance and serve the communities in which we live and work. This offers much-needed support to valuable projects and also has a positive impact on our employees’ personal development and approach to work and life.
We welcome the opportunity to support non-profitable and charitable organisations with their work. We offer non-profits and charities discounts to help make professional shipping and logistics services more accessible.
We work hard to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment, that’s why our head office is on one of the UK’s greenest business parks. We also work with our customers to help them reduce the environmental impact of their shipping and logistics needs, we do this through carbon offsetting and promoting services that are kinder to the environment such as port centric solutions.
The Matthew Good Foundation was established in 2011 when the Good family and company directors decided that the company had more to offer society than its core commercial activities. It would allow employees working within the John Good Group of companies, both the time and financial resources, to support charitable causes they are passionate about.
The Matthew Good Foundation was named after Matthew Good following his sudden death while taking part in a charity run. Matthew was a Director of the John Good Group of companies and was dedicated to the family business and everyone within it. The Foundation’s concept embodied his principles, values and commitment to the staff.
Today, the Matthew Good Foundation provides:
The Foundation will match funding raised by John Good employees for charitable events, endeavours and sponsorship.
Supporting and developing a charity or community project which an employee or family member has direct or indirect input into.
Supporting employees to start up their own grassroots community or charitable project.
We donate a percentage of our profits to the foundation every year to support employees and their immediate family in charitable and community work, fund-raising and supporting positive projects in the community.
We’re very proud to be externally recognised for the great work of our team, we’ve received numerous awards over recent years including:
2018: Winner – IBJ Awards, Bulk Ships Agent Award
2018: Finalist – IBJ Awards, Customer Care Award
2017: Finalist – IBJ Awards, Bulk Ships Agent Award
2017: Finalist – IBJ Awards, Customer Care Award
2017: Finalist – UK Northern Powerhouse, Transport/Logistics Company of the Year
2016: Finalist – IBJ Awards, Bulk Ships Agent Award
2015: Finalist – Family Business of the Year, Transport and Logistics
2015: Finalist – Fastest 50 Awards, Yorkshire
2015: Winner – Made in Hull, Many Generations Award
2015: London Stock Exchange, 1000 Companies to inspire Britain
2015: Finalist – Real Business Hot 100
2015: Finalist – Growing Business Awards
2015: Winner – North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards, Best Large Commercial Building (John Good Head Office)
2014: Finalist – Yorkshire Insider Growth 100 Awards
2014: Finalist – Real Business Hot 100
2012: Winner – Hull Daily Mail, Business of the Year
We are incredibly proud of our history and heritage, and the Good family values remain at the heart of everything we do.
Our parent company, the John Good Group, was founded in Hull in 1833 and is still under the ownership of the Good family today. John Good has earned itself an enviable reputation throughout the UK and abroad because of its vast experience, quality service and highly dedicated team of employees.
Over the past few years, the John Good Group has grown as a business, thanks to organic growth across each of its companies and strategic acquisitions in similar areas of trade with similar values to those of the business and family.
The group now includes eleven different subsidiaries, each operating independently, but working together wherever possible. Our sister companies and other group subsidiaries include shipping, logistics, warehousing and travel companies.
Standard trading conditions
Copies of our STCs for you to keep. These Conditions apply to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which any party purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document).
British International Freight Association Standard Trading Conditions-2017
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Standard Trading Conditions-2007