We aim to make a positive and lasting difference to the communities we live and work in. That’s why we created the pledge programme.
Every year we donate a percentage of our profits to the Matthew Good Foundation, a foundation created by our parent company. Our profit contribution provides vital funds that help charities and community projects continue their valuable work.
We encourage employees to take part in activities that enhance and serve the communities in which we live and work. This offers much-needed support to valuable projects and also has a positive impact on our employees’ personal development and approach to work and life.
We welcome the opportunity to support non-profitable and charitable organisations with their work. We offer non-profits and charities discounts to help make professional shipping and logistics services more accessible.
We work hard to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment, that’s why our head office is on one of the UK’s greenest business parks! We also work with our customers to help them reduce the environmental impact of their shipping and logistics needs, we do this through carbon offsetting and promoting services that are kinder to the environment such as port centric solutions.
The Matthew Good Foundation
The Matthew Good Foundation was established in 2011 when the Good family and company directors decided that the company had more to offer society than its core commercial activities. It would allow employees working within the John Good Group of companies, both the time and financial resources, to support charitable causes they are passionate about.
The Matthew Good Foundation was named after Matthew Good following his sudden death while taking part in a charity run. Matthew was a Director of the John Good group of companies and was dedicated to the family business and everyone within it. The Foundation’s concept embodied his principles, values and commitment to the employees.
Today, the Matthew Good Foundation provides:
The Foundation will match funding raised by John Good employees for charitable events, endeavours and sponsorship.
Supporting and developing a charity or community project which an employee or family member has direct or indirect input into.
Supporting employees to start up their own grassroots community or charitable project.
We donate a percentage of our profits to the foundation every year to support employees and their immediate family in charitable and community work, fund-raising and supporting positive projects in the community.
We’re very proud to be externally recognised for the great work of our team, we’ve received numerous awards over recent years including:
2012: Winner – Hull Daily Mail, Business of the Year
2014: Finalist – Yorkshire Insider Growth 100 Awards
2014: Finalist – Real Business Hot 100
2015: Finalist – Real Business Hot 100
2015: Finalist – Growing Business Awards
2015: Winner – North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards, Best Large Commercial Building (John Good Head Office)
- 2015: Finalist – Family Business of the Year, Transport and Logistics
- 2015: Finalist – Fastest 50 Awards, Yorkshire
2015: Winner – Made in Hull, Many Generations Award
2015: London Stock Exchange, 1000 Companies to inspire Britain
2017: Finalist – UK Northern Powerhouse, Transport/Logistics Company of the Year
- 2018: Winner – SME New Enterprise – Best Family owned Freight Forwarding Company
- 2019: Winner – Global Excellence Awards – Shipping and Logistics Provider
- 2020: London Stock Exchange, 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
John Good Group
Our parent company, the John Good Group, was founded in Hull in 1833 and is still under the ownership of the Good family today. John Good has earned itself an enviable reputation internationally as a result of its vast experience, quality service and highly dedicated team of employees.
Over the past few years, the John Good Group has grown as a business, thanks to organic growth across each of its companies and strategic acquisitions in similar areas of trade with similar values to those of the business and family.
The group now includes six different subsidiaries, each operating independently, but working together wherever possible. Our sister companies and other group subsidiaries include shipping, logistics, warehousing and travel companies.