Builders merchant Travis Perkins is to axe 2,500 jobs and close 165 branches as it prepares for a significant fall in demand for building supplies over the next two years in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company, which operates a fleet of over 600 trucks, is to cut jobs in its distribution, administrative and sales divisions – amounting to 9% of the workforce. Branch closures will focus on the firm’s smaller general merchant stores where it is difficult […]
Lenham Storage Company is continuing to struggle to retain European staff, with whole families employed by the Maidstone-based firm choosing to return to their home countries following Brexit.
Palletline member Browns Distribution is planning to move just 300 metres from its current headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent to a new £8m facility next year after experiencing rocketing demand.
Industrial real estate developer Panattoni is working up plans for a 202,200 sq ft speculative, last-mile logistics development in Crawley.