Gordon Leslie Group has completed the rebranding of its Glasgow-based warehousing and bonded storage business Benchmark Packaging, which it purchased in December 2014. This includes putting newly liveried trailer (pictured) on the road. The operator said Benchmark Packaging, which offers specialist bonded storage and contract packing services mainly for the whisky industry, had grown since acquistion with turnover up to to £2.8m in 2015 (2014: £2.4m) with net profit at £250,000 (2014: £25,000).
Great Bear Distribution has said a large new DC it is to set up at Markham Vale, Chesterfield, will create a “significant” number of new jobs.
Retailer Marks & Spencer has confirmed that its new DC in Castle Donington in the East Midlands will open this spring. The 900,000ft² site, which M&S will run itself, will create around 1,000 new jobs over time, said a company spokesman.
The continuing importance of Amazon to the UK and European warehousing markets has been underlined in the annual results of developer and landlord Segro.