Atlantic Pacific Group, founded by husband-and-wife team Ashley and Christine Nichols in 2000, provides global supply chain services. The first company in the group, Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics, is based in Basildon and offers services by land, sea and air to a range of sectors including food, energy and e-commerce fulfilment. The company has offices in the UK, Ireland and the US. Sales hit £81m in 2022 driven by the company’s acquisition of container transporter Port Express in 2021 and the regeneration of freight forwarding specialist Killick Martin & Company. The group also acquired Freedom Logistics in December 2021. Co-founder Christine is currently the first women to be ‘Lady Chairman’ of The London Freight Club in the clubs 70 year history.