Specialist furniture logistics expert Andrew Porter has been named Growing Business of the Year.

The firm, which provides home delivery, retail delivery and storage solutions to some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and retailers, won a range of new contracts during 2013 as well as extending existing deals. Andrew Porter was awarded the title of Growing Business of the Year 2014 in the Red Rose Awards, which celebrates firms headquartered in Lancashire.

New business in the furniture sector came from clients including Costco, Dormeo Octaspring and Lebus Upholstery, while existing customers have given the firm increased work, such as Perfect Home and La-Z-Boy with the launch of the brand’s new Inspirations collection and Luxury Sleep Studio range of beds.

Andrew Porter MD Tim Aspey says: “Our commitment to providing the highest quality service means that we are constantly innovating and customers tell us they really appreciate our attention to detail.

“During 2013 we refurbished our warehousing, invested in new equipment and vehicles and developed a dedicated planning department which enables us to give updates on routes and deliveries much faster. All of these elements help to assure customers that we value their business and that their goods are in safe hands.

“We are delighted to have won this award and would like to thank all our customers and staff.”