Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017. CEO Nick Hay says much of the money was spent upgrading the cold store and staff facilities rather than expanding the site. “Spalding is an old site, so we’ve just taken the oldest part and stripped it out completely,” he says. “We have […]
A ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ apprenticeship programme is proving successful at Moody Logistics, after the Cramlington firm helped one employee transition from its distribution depot to life on the road. The apprenticeship is seen as another way of tackling the current driver shortage and gives recruits a wider appreciation of logistics as they work towards their driver qualifications. Current apprentice Alex Skelton has now swapped warehouse duties for full-time driving after completing the Warehouse to Wheels programme. He said: “I would […]
Frozen food specialist Yearsley Logistics is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The firm, which is now based in Heywood, Lancashire, started in 1955 on a farm in Rochdale. It is still owned by the Yearsley family and led by MD Harry Yearsley.
A scheme to train ex-offenders as HGV drivers has won £1m of government funding after a successful trial at HM Sudbury Prison.