About Us

John Collumbine formed FDW Ltd, (Freight Despatch Worldwide) on February the 9th, 2004. Trading commenced on the 2nd of March that year.

John has considerable commercial and forwarding experience. Working between 1972-74, in a Chesterfield engineering companies export office. This was the essential commercial grounding required before going on to work in a busy Sheffield air freight department of an international forwarding company. After 30 years (and working for only two forwarding companies), John gained the necessary experience and all round ability in Operations, Sales, and Credit Control before deciding he wanted to turn his hand to running his own business.

During the last 4 years, John has been joined by Derek and Tom who add a further diversity to the business. Derek has commercial experience dating back to when he worked, for what was, British Steel Corporation. He gained operational forwarding experience before going on to work for trailer operators in West Yorkshire, moving on to operate in a UK and Overseas sales capacity for Eclipse Magnetics in Sheffield.

Tom worked in the book import forwarding business in the South of England before joining FDW. He has a rounded knowledge of Import Sea forwarding procedures, particularly from the Far East. Tom also managed sea import groupage services from China whilst he worked for Vanguard Logistics UK. Like Derek, Tom has good experience of arranging all types of services that we are involved with here at FDW.

We pride ourselves on looking after our customers interests first and foremost, keeping them informed at all times on the transit process from door to door, (regardless of experience in forwarding logistics). Also, offering alternative ideas which could improve upon the overall service provided to our customer.