Feltham-based specialist logistics company, Dore to Door, is celebrating its 10th birthday by achieving FORS Gold, the highest level of the national safety and standards accreditation.
FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is a voluntary scheme open to any company operating commercial vehicles across the UK or overseas. Its remit is to drive up standards in road transport with respect to safety, efficiency and environmental protection.
Dore to Door Managing Director and founder David Dore started the company in 2009 and has grown the business from just two vans to 22 vehicles, while striving to maintain strong personal relationships with each customer. The company mainly operates in the specialist logistics sector across the UK and the rest of Europe, with work including construction, events, moving fine art and antiques and equipment for bands and sporting teams.
Dore said: “We chose to become FORS accredited as a growing number of sites required FORS accreditation. Once we had achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold seemed a natural next step.
“We invested a great deal of time and money into our staff and fleet from the very beginning, so reaching Gold accreditation fits perfectly with our company ethos.” Alongside increasing the number of customer enquiries, Dore says FORS accreditation was key to the company gaining a contract with Lindner GmBH on the Crossrail project.
This has seen Dore to Door transporting materials from Germany to their warehouse in Feltham, and then to sites in London.