Mark Thompson of Mark Thompson Transport Ltd at their new Warrington warhouses

Mark Thompson of Mark Thompson Transport at the new Warrington warehouses

Mark Thompson Transport has marked its first foray into warehousing by taking on 110,000 sq ft of office and shed space on the site of a former Royal Naval air station.

The Kinaxia-owned haulage firm also said it was creating 20 warehouse jobs as a result of its move to new headquarters at the Stretton Distribution Centre in Appleton, Warrington.

Boss Mark Thompson (pictured) said: “This investment will enable us to meet increased demand from an expanding client base and represents a step change for the business.

“The new warehousing space creates opportunities for significant further growth by enabling us to develop our services to customers.”

In addition to its headquarters, Mark Thompson Transport has 22 operating centres around the country, including bases in Bootle, Bury, Doncaster, Glasgow and Tamworth, providing through-the-night and parcel trunking services for delivery companies and has seen strong growth this year due to the upsurge in online shopping during the pandemic.