Walkers Transport will welcome two new staff members to its Manchester depot next month after putting them through their apprenticeship qualifications. Sophie Bleakley and Erica Burns will join the customer service and transport departments at the 3PL respectively, after completing their level-3 apprenticeships in customer services and business administration. Funded by Walkers’ apprenticeship levy proceeds, Bleakley and Burns were both trained at Rochdale Training in association with Palletways member Walkers. Georgina Farrell, trainer and assessor from Rochdale Training, said: “Sophie […]
Walkers Transport has been appointed main haulier for SD Parr in a deal that will see it move around 2,000 pallets per year for the glaced fruits and bakery products distributor. Leeds-based Walkers secured the contract with Barnsley-based SD Parr after a competitive tender and will be responsible for storing and delivering SD Parr’s products throughout the country. John Pedley, MD at SD Parr, said that Walkers’ network, warehousing facilities and IT system meet its business needs. “We see Walkers […]
Walkers Transport has recruited a group business analyst to facilitate growth at the company.
Richard Simpson, CEO of Leeds-based Walkers Transport, is typical of the new breed of logistics business owners who have not been brought up in transport and so have a fresh view of the industry and its future. He explains his vision to Steve Hobson