Roger Black2

Roger Black

Group CEO

Roger has worked in the logistics industry for over 35 years. In 1998, he saw a niche in the market to offer a more personal and adaptable service with a far greater level of flexibility that the large freight forwarders were simply unable to offer.

From a very small beginning which started from Roger’s dining room table with work colleague Jane Smith, Blacksmith Freight Services was born.

In 2001 Roger took over 100% control of the company and brought about changes which resulted in rapid expansion. This growth has since continued, propelling Blacksmith Freight Services to be one of the largest privately-owned Freight Forwarders at Manchester Airport. In 2011 Blacksmith opened an office in Heathrow Airport, and in 2014 they moved to larger premises to accommodate the rapid expansion and growth of the Heathrow operation.