ATL hub

ATL (Ascott Transport Limited) inaugurated its Midlands hub in Foston on 6 September.

Greg Clark MP, secretary of state for business, officially opened the 35,000 pallet distribution centre and offices, which is housed on a 25-acre freehold site near the A50.

MD Jon Ward spoke at the event, as well as co-founder of ATL, Norma Ascott, and her two sons Pete and Joey Ascott.

Ward, who joined in April, said: “Over the last five years, we’ve doubled in size so we’ve invested heavily in additional storage and office space to accommodate this growth and demand from customers.”

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Clark said: “The Midlands is vital to the UK economy and home to some of our most iconic and productive businesses.

“ATL is a brilliant example of the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in the region and has a proud history as a business run by the same family for 60 years.”

The Palletline member also has a site in Carlisle.

ATL lineup

Pictured (L to R): Joey Ascott, Heather Wheeler MP, Greg Clark MP, Pete Ascott and Norma Ascott.