Workforce availability will become a key element when companies decide where to locate their warehouses during 2018, according to leading property agents. JLL’s 2018 UK Property Predictions: Going Beyond Brexit report says: “Given low unemployment and lower net migration from the EU, the supply of labour will become a critical location decision factor for companies requiring large logistics facilities.” Another agent, Savills, believes that labour shortages could mean that areas with higher than average unemployment, including Yorkshire and the North […]
Retailer Argos has said it managed to operate a normal service for customers despite a strike by warehouse staff at five of its distribution centres on Friday.
The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) is inviting visitors to this year’s Multimodal exhibition to take part in an adapted ‘speed’ version of the Business on the Move board game, which is aimed at getting younger people interested in a career in logistics.
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has promoted former change director John Williams to the role of director of its shared user business unit. Williams, who has worked in the past for Keystone Distribution, Random House Group and Christian Salvesen joined ND less than a year ago. He takes on responsibility for a portfolio of 10-shared user warehouses totalling 2.5 million ft². The network includes the Perishables Handling Centre at Heathrow Airport, which ND says is Europe’s largest chilled airfreight handling centre, as […]