A SPEEDY Freight franchisee is about to celebrate his fourth anniversary at the forefront of the company’s expansion.

Simon Telling has been branch manager for Colchester and Chelmsford since May 2012.

The company has recently moved into a larger unit at Wakes Hall Business Centre, added another van to its fleet, won an award for promoting the brand and is set to take on its first apprentice.

Mr Telling said: “When I started I was the fifth franchise in this part of the country.

“Now there are 31 around the UK, so the growth has been immense.”