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Memories of WWII from the Good family archives

Memories of WWII from the Good family archives

With VE Day coming up this Friday, in this article we will highlight the journey of the John Good Group and the Good family through the second world war. In the 1930s, the travel and tourism wing of the business was starting to take off under Ambrose Good. But in 1939, just one year after the company employed its fourth-generation family members, war broke out and all sailings were cancelled.

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Coronavirus Statement

At the John Good Group we are firmly committed to delivering the highest possible standards of service to our customers and colleagues, and put health and safety at the heart of everything we do. When there is a period of uncertainty, we want you to be reassured that the right procedures are in place and that we are ready to work with our colleagues and customers to ensure the safe continuation of operations.

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John Good Group Employees raise over 100k for good causes in 2019

John Good Group Employees raise over 100k for good causes in 2019

2019 was another record-breaking year for the Matthew Good Foundation, which saw the Foundation donate £75,148 to various good causes and charities throughout 2019. On top of this, employees of the John Good Group raised a massive £28,804 through fundraising events and personal donations making the total £103,952!

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John Good Group Employees raise over 100k for good causes in 2019

The Foundation Team Volunteer at Guide Dogs UK

Matthew Good Foundation staff and employee representatives recently met up for their annual meeting. The meeting was held at the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Leamington Spa. We chose to have the meeting at Leamington Spa due to its central location so that...

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Top 100 Rank for John Good

Top 100 Rank for John Good

John Good has one of Britain’s fastest-growing international sales, according to this year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The 11th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest...

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£1306 raised for MacMillan with UK wide coffee morning

£1306 raised for MacMillan with UK wide coffee morning

Last Friday, colleagues across the UK spent the day buying and eating all the treats that our colleagues had baked and bought for us, to raise money for Macmillan. The total raised across the sites was £435.70 and with the double match funding from The Matthew Good Foundation added, a total amount of £1306.50 was raised.

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John Good Celebrates Apprentices’ Success

John Good Celebrates Apprentices’ Success

Logistics provider, John Good, is celebrating the success of its latest apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship programme and taken up full-time roles. The latest group of apprentices began their level two apprenticeships in 2017 training in warehousing...

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John Good Group Announcement Friday 22 December 2017

It has been a very positive year for the John Good Group with the establishment of a number of new offices and business services across the UK. We have continued to invest in the business to ensure we maintain the successful growth of the business and we expect to...

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John Good employee raises £6400 with charity concert

John Good employee raises £6400 with charity concert

Julie, who works in Good Travel Management organised the event in aid of the Wig Bank, part of HER Breast Friends, a local charity based on Chamberlain Road Hull which covers the Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire. The charity helps those who struggle to afford wigs...

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John Good Shipping Launches New Website

John Good Shipping Launches New Website

John Good Shipping is inviting its customers to explore its new website. The new website has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, plus the addition of a useful content hub where customers can learn...

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John Good Air welcomes Mark Reid as Commercial Manager

John Good Air are delighted to announce that Mark Reid will be joining the business as Commercial Manager on Monday 03 July 2017. Mark will be based at the Manchester office, working alongside Ed and Emma. This is the next exciting stage of the Airfreight growth...

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Stewart Oades joins John Good Group as Deputy Chairman

The John Good Group, headquartered in Hull, is delighted to announce that Stewart Oades has been appointed Deputy Chairman as the next step in its long-term succession plan. This appointment is a statement of the Group's determination to achieve its long-term goal of...

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John Good Air receives IATA licence

John Good Air, part of the John Good Group of companies, is delighted to announce it has now received its IATA licence, recognising the company for its financial and professional competence as an IATA cargo agent in the airfreight industry. This industry accreditation...

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John Good Shipping makes changes to its board

John Good Shipping Ltd. is delighted to announce the following new appointments to its Board as it continues to plan for the long-term to ensure the right team is in place to lead them confidently into the future. John Good Shipping Ltd. is delighted to announce the...

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John Good Group picks up another accolade

The John Good Group is pleased to announce that it finished as runner-up in the Family Business of the Year Transport & Logistics Sector awards on the 11th June. The awards ceremony celebrates the UK’s leading family run businesses and is divided by region and...

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Fastest 50 Yorkshire

On Friday 21st March, companies from around the Yorkshire region attended one of the most prestigious fixtures in the local business calendar, the Ward Hadaway 2015 Fastest 50 Awards, at Aspire in Leeds. The event, sponsored by the Yorkshire Post, welcomed all...

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Family Business of the Year Award

The John Good Group is delighted to announce it has been included in the shortlist for both the Yorkshire Family Business of the Year and the Transport & Logistics Family Business of the Year Award 2015. The family firm from Hull, which operates in the Shipping...

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Yorkshire Insider Growth Top 100

Yorkshire Insider Growth Top 100

The John Good Group has been included in the 2014 Yorkshire Insider’s Growth Top 100 list, sitting in 15th place. A 58.5% rise in turnover to £41m last year represents a strong and robust period of growth. These are exciting times for the Group ahead of our imminent...

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John Good wins award

"Made in Hull" is a new event for Humber Business Week 2014. John Good Group is delighted to announce the award of 'Made in Hull - For Many Generations'. The awards, hosted by Streets Chartered Accountants in association with Bluestorm, covered a range of categories...

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John Good commemorates Finnish movement

With our heritage stretching back to 1833 and with strong ties to Finland, John Good played an important role in the migration of Finnish people to North America between the late 19th and early 20th century due to Hull being a gateway to the west for many Europeans....

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John Good Shipping Heads East

John Good Shipping, a subsidiary of the John Good Group, is delighted to announce the latest expansion of its global activities with the appointment of a dedicated UK Trade Manager, Peter Shan, based in Shanghai within the offices of our partner, Fiege International...

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John Good Group gears up for growth

As one of the UK’s largest and most experienced independent shipping, logistics, warehousing and corporate travel companies, the John Good Group has made a number of senior management appointments as it gears up for its next stage of growth. Changes within the senior...

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The importance of IT

IT is firmly at the heart of the freight forwarding industry and continues to play an increasingly important role, as the demands and expectations of customers increase. In the past 10 years, IT systems have been replaced at considerable expense with sophisticated...

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Good Trek 180 raises £15,000 for the RNLI

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored the Good Trek 180 which has raised over £15,000 for the RNLI. Over 120 John Good employees, family members and friends took part in the sponsored walk between Liverpool and Hull, which took place recently....

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John Good Celebrates 180th Anniversary

The John Good Group celebrated its 180th anniversary recently by hosting a special dinner at the Hallmark Hotel in North Ferriby. In addition to management teams and staff members from across the John Good Group, the event was attended by a large number of...

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John Good Group celebrates 180th year in business

John Good Group celebrates 180th year in business

It all started with a small ship chandlers store on Salthouse Lane in Hull. Now, 180 years later the John Good Group employs over 250 people and operates from 14 different sites in the UK including all main ports. The Group encompasses one of the UK’s largest...

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Travel students are going places

Spiralling degree costs and mounting graduate debt saw university applications drop by 8 per cent this year – and this fall is expected to increase. The increasingly competitive jobs market has also encouraged record numbers of school-leavers to look at training,...

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John Good Group celebrates 180th year in business

John Good celebrate awards success

We are delighted to announce that The John Good Group has been named Business of the Year (Large) by the Hull Daily Mail at their annual Business Awards. We were up against some stiff competition from GF Smith, a well-established and well-respected Hull company and to...

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DAN Shipping & Chartering launches new website

Welcome to the new DAN Shipping & Chartering website, complete with a fresh new design, improved content and easier navigation. It is the latest in a series of new websites that are being launched by companies across the John Good group during 2012. It has a...

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New appointments gear up for growth

A raft of new appointments at Hull-based John Good Group are set to strengthen the business as it seeks to further expand its existing activities and gear up for future growth. Previous joint managing director, Alan Platt, has been promoted to Managing Director of the...

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Felixstowe Warehousing launches new website

Welcome to the new Felixstowe Warehousing website, complete with a fresh new design, improved content and easier navigation. It is the latest in a series of new websites that are being launched by companies across the John Good group during 2012. It has a similar look...

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John Good Group launches The Matthew Good Foundation

The John Good Group has launched The Matthew Good Foundation, a charitable trust in commemoration of former joint managing director, Matthew Good. Matthew Good tragically passed away on 26th June 2011, aged 32, whilst running the Humber Bridge Half Marathon for...

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Matthew Good

It is with deep sadness and regret that we have to announce the death of Matthew Good, 32, on 26th June 2011. Matt collapsed during the Humber Bridge Half Marathon, whilst running for charity, and subsequently died yesterday afternoon. This is a terrible, terrible...

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John Good Shipping launches new website

Welcome to our new website, complete with a fresh new design, improved content and easier navigation. It is the first in a series of new websites that will be launched by John Good over the next few months. Each new site will feature a similar feel based on the new...

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John Good gains AEO accreditation

On 8th October 2010, we achieved AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accreditation, the internationally recognised quality mark for businesses involved in the international supply chain. To achieve accreditation, we needed to prove that John Good was trustworthy and a...

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