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At 512 we recognise that it is actually the needs of YOUR client which determines what WE do – but it is how we deliver all options to YOU which makes us unique in the Extraordinary World of Trade! Together our aim is to keep your client coming back to you and hopefully you to us!

We would like to be your 1st choice provider for Export and Import services.

Our company ethos is to have fun, to achieve ever
higher standards and make a difference.


It all began in 1988 in a portacabin at the bottom of an airport runway. Just 2 of us and yes the portacabin really did have pink curtains with clouds on! You will see some of these throughout this website. We specialised in providing Wholesale Airfreight Brokerage services to our clients.

Armed only with a GBP 600 Amstrad computer (20 meg, which we never actually filled) and a bit of home programming together with 3 dot matrix printers and a zest for life and true enjoyment of helping other, we thought we were the bee’s knees…

Looking back it really was exciting particularly when a plane took off and provided sound effects when you were on the phone!

Going from strength to strength and growing fast, we moved the following year (1989) in to purpose built offices actually on the airport – now employing some 8 people but we still had the Amstrad (and still hadn’t filled it!)

No matter what the query is they are always more than happy to help, whether it’s sending a parcel just a few miles away, or to the other side of the world. I don’t know what we would do without them!


Thank you for your great services as our exports are building it is essential to have a reliable freight and courier service.


I am chuffed to bits, my first ever container load has arrived safely and thanks to all of you for your invaluable help.


512 are a pleasure to deal with. Everyone is very pleasant and queries are always answered promptly!



Our team has grown to 24 fantastic and knowledgeable individuals, qualified by education and experience in many different fields with a true drive to help YOUR business achieve its targets and goals 

Sue Barber

Head of Finance

Sue heads up our accounts team and has done since 2-12, after first joing the business in 2000 as a multimodal forwarder! Sue loves dogs especially our resident 512 dog Nellie, and in her spare time, Sue loves nothing more than a little bit of interior designing and spends most weekends renovating her recently purchased bungalow.

Lesley Siddons

Head of Finance Assistant

Lesley joined the company in 2021 and works alongside Sue in our accounts team after previously working in the legal sector. Lesley is kept on her toes as a mum but holds an ambition to move somewhere exotic with 2 dogs when she eventually retires.

Cory Bown

Operations Manager

After starting as an apprentice, Cory has risen through the ranks at 512 and is now our operations manager. He loves a winter walk in the snow with his dog, before turning up the volume for his favourite song which is Jerusalem.

Dominik Smith

Courier Manager

Dom heads up our courier team after starting as an operations graduate back in 2018 after leaving university. Outside of work, Dom spends his weekends following Tottenham Hotspur round the country as well as often attending live concerts. Once got picked for filming for 15 to 1 but unfortunately couldn’t attend. He loves to cruise and dreams to one day go on a Nordic and Baltic cruise to see the Northern Lights as well as cruise round Thailand and Singapore

Jodie Gaspar

Sales and Marketing Manager

A woman of many nicknames in the office, Jodie recently took up a prominent role in our sales and marketing team, so all our content is down to Jodie! Jodie loves travelling and dreams to go on a Safari, and even though she is always cold, strangely enough loves the crisp winter weather! She has a keen eye for detail which is shown by her MTV award she once won for making a music video only using clay!

Chanel Priestley

Customs Manager

Chanel is our head of customs and brokerage and not a thing phases her when it comes to that area! She loves a cosy night in rather than a night out but that gives her chance to continue progressing in her true passion that is art and drawing, which is where her incredible eye for detail arises from.

Ben Blackman

Wakefield Branch Manager

Ben joined 512 in our graduate program but quickly learnt all there is to know about forwarding and now runs our Wakefield branch! A little know fact about Ben is that he dreamt of being a dancer and studied dance at school but after realising he had two left feet, he hung his ballet pumps up to become a forwarder. Ben has a passion for Grimsby town but also NFL and attends whenever league visits the UK. Outside of sport, Ben loves time with the family and when he gets 5 minutes away from them he loves gaming!

Amie Greensmith

Courier Operator

Amie joined along with Danny as an apprentice, but quickly found her role alongside Dom, working on the fast paced courier department. She has grown and grown within 512, overcoming initial shyness and nerves to become one of the louder members of the team. 512’s very Mary Berry, Amie loves to bake and has dished up some incredible cakes and bakes that were devoured in quick time by the office. Amie also has a passion for Motown music and all things motorbikes, with her dream to compete in competitions at some point in the future.

Ian Barker

Sales Executive

Ian joined the team as the Sales executive for our same day branch down in Nottingham. When he’s not down at Bramall Lane watching the Blades, Ian is a keen chess player and is captain of his local club. He also loves cycling and a top-class Chinese or Indian takeaway but never offer him a pizza!

Thomas Nolan

Road freight Operator

Our head of Groupage and road freight Tom loves travelling to weird and wonderful places, with Chernobyl being top of his list of strange places visited! He holds a season ticket at Sheffield Wednesday but when the Owls aren’t playing, Tom loves to DJ, mixing house and techno music on his weekends off

Danny Moyes

Airfreight Operator

Danny has quickly progressed through his apprenticeship and now looks after all things air freight and imports. His main passion is cars and motor vehicles, which has given him a great advantage in his obsession to learn more and more about every mode of transport we can offer.

Josh Glossop

Operations Apprentice

Josh is our youngest member of the team but you would never have guessed with the way he has fitted into the team and become a valued member of the team. Josh loves a quick deal and has been importing and selling his own items since he was 14! Aside of this, Josh loves a day fishing on the banks of South Yorkshire.

Flaby Varghese

Sea Freight Manager

With a wealth of experience working in Saudi Arabia, Flaby only relocated to the UK in 2021 but he has proved to be a fantastic asset as our head of Sea freight! Flaby loves cricket and travelling and admitted his main role in his work is to make shipping as stress free as possible for anyone he deals with.

Alice Baird

Freight Operator

Alice is another member of our Doncaster team with who joined 512 with a very large transport background. Alice is a woman of many talents, enjoying a wide array of sports, including polo, squash and even a little bit of Surfing when the environment allows it!

Liam Bown

Business development Manager

Liam is our business development manager so deals with all the offices within the 512 group of companies. After a few years down south gaining further experience and knowledge Liam came home to take the reins and the business has never looked back since. A keen summer cricketer, Liam spends most of his time either renovating his house or looking in the mirror, but the true love of Liam’s life is 512’s business DOGvelopment manager Nelly. The less said about his love of Chesterfield football club the better…

Catherine Gibson

Sales Manager

Our Sales Manager is the one and only Cath (Gobby Gibby to those who know her) and with over 25 years experience in the freight industry, Cath is a huge asset to the team! Cath loves her miniature dachshunds Amos & Wilks but when she’s not with the dogs Cath loves a trip to the theatre.

Gareth Simmons

Doncaster Branch Manager

Gareth is back at 512 after a short spell away from the company and now heads up our Doncaster branch. When he is not at work Gareth’s passion is following Rotherham United and spending time with his young family (Nappies are his favourite pastime) Gareth also loves travelling and enjoys nothing more than sipping a nice rum on the shores of the Caribbean islands !

Chris Murphy

Manchester Branch Manager

Chris is our most recent starter and has arrived at 512 to head up our Manchester branch, after well over 20 years in the industry and thrives upon building healthy bonds with every single one of his clients. Away from work, Chris loves MMA and rugby but his true passion is Manchester City, where he has finally started to revel in the success after years of pain watching City in the lower divisions struggling to even get a point!

Courtney Murphy

Freight Operator

Courtney already had a wealth of experience behind her before joining our Doncaster branch which came as a huge advantage. She fitted into her role as a multimodal forwarder seamlessly as soon as she started and when she isn’t working Courtney loves to watch a good crime documentary with her 2 cats.


Office Dog

Nelly Noo the Cockapoo is 512’s business dogvelopment manager. When she’s not working hard shredding paper you’ll usually find her next to Sue’s desk eating ham sandwiches. In her spare time she enjoys muddy walks in the Peak District, belly rubs and treats.

Jamie Stone

Warehouse Co-ordinator

Jack Heeley

Freight Operator

Jack works alongside Ben in our Wakefield branch and joined the team after graduating university with a degree in Business. Jack is another supporter of non-league football with Chesterfield being his team of choice but away from football, he loves spending time with his young nephews and walks on the beach.


Get in touch

512 Sheffield Limited

512 (Sheffield) Limited
Sheffield International Freight Terminal
Grange Mill Lane
S9 1HW

Tel: +44S9 1HW (0) 1709 550 512

Fax: +44 (0) 1709 551 000


512 Wakefield Limited

512 (Wakefield) Ltd
GO8 Longfields Court
Wharncliffe Business Park
S71 3GN

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 562 512



512 Manchester Limited

512 (Manchester) Ltd
Warren Bruce Rd,
Trafford Park,
M17 1LB

Tel: +44 (0) 161 4701512


512 Nottingham Limited

512 (Nottingham) Ltd
16 Commerce Square

Tel: +44 (0) 1158 222512


512 Doncaster Limited

LN15 Armstong House
First Avenue
Doncaster Finningley Airport

Tel: +44 (0) 1302 217 512


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