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Forces Veteran signals start of new logistics business

The background of an armed forces veteran who spent his Army career organising logistics and being at the centre of communications networks, is serving him well in his new business.

Following a 24-year career with the Royal Signals, Steve Whitehead, from Mansfield, is now at the helm of Certa Cito Logistics.

The business is making its mark in the sameday logistics world, working for clients that include the Ministry of Defence, the National Health Service, and local and national businesses.

Certa Cito Logistics can pick up and deliver anything from single documents to palletised goods, and has access to a national network of couriers. Not only that, staff at Certa Cito are able to act as logistics consultants, helping firms to better understand and manage their requirements.

And the company’s commitment to helping former soldiers has just earned it a bronze award as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Steve, whose business is based in Berry Hill, Mansfield, said: “I’ve spent my career in logistics and communications, as have some of my colleagues, and this is really making us stand out in a busy market place.

“We’re committed to not only delivering on time, but ensuring that everything we do is transparent and can be monitored by the client through the use of the very latest in tracking technology. We can compete with national companies but we believe we have the background, the team and the ability to do it better.

“If we say we will get a delivery to a particular address, we will do, no matter where it might be in the country. What’s more, our handpicked uniformed drivers will present themselves in an extremely professional manner.”

Certa Cito Logistics gets its name from the motto of the Royal Signals, Certa Cito, which means Swift and Sure.

As part of his military career, Steve has served a number of tours, including in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, and Cyprus.