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DBL Logistics has become the first warehousing and distribution company to become a member of the Logistics Hub UK scheme.

The Sheffield-based business has agreed to support the hub, which aims to establish the Sheffield city region as the north of England's leading multimodal logistics location.

Logistics Hub UK is a partnership of private-sector businesses and local authority organisations, with a remit to bring together companies from the logistics sector to create a single voice to market the region to investors and commercial partners.

It believes this will enhance the profile of the city region, provide a marketing opportunity for members’ products and services, create a basis for logistics cluster development and assist in influencing national policy and planning agendas.

David Clarkson, MD of DBL Logistics (pictured), said: “Logistics is a fast-growing sector and one which this region is ideally placed to capitalise on, but we need to work together to be able to maximise our strengths and sell ourselves to the world.”

The Sheffield City Region logistics sector has an economic output of £930m and employs 31,000 people.

DBL Logistics, a founding member of the United Pallet Network, has seen turnover grow to £3m in the last year and aims to double this by 2018 following a recent expansion into new premises on Tinsley Park Road.