Bishopsgate will be further strengthening its existing logistics network with the opening of a new facility for its northern operations at the end of October 2017.
Lying smack bang in the middle of Manchester & Liverpool and on the M6 / M62 motorway, this 24 hour Warrington facility will be a welcome extension to Bishopsgate’s nationwide network and provides a significant gateway to the rest of the UK and Ireland. The development allows Bishopsgate to build upon its reputation as a leading specialist logistics provider in the UK and will support its TENESO Europe SE customers across Europe too.
Bishopsgate currently operates a strategic network of depots in London, Swindon and Glasgow, delivering thousands of consignments each year for many ‘blue chip’ clients. The new Warrington depot links them all and offers a fully comprehensive package of additional services including a workshop, training room and extensive racked storage capability.
Tim Bloch, managing director of Bishopsgate said: “It’s very exciting to be at the helm of Bishopsgate during such a steady period of growth. Bishopsgate adopts a pioneering approach to logistics with a strong commitment to service and quality which benefits its valued customers. The decision to open this new site at Warrington is a key part of Bishopsgate’s strategic plans and allows the company to seamlessly continue its expansion of services and capability.
Martin Gorman who is responsible for the new facility said, “There will be significant improvements in operational efficiency at this new site. The site will be twice the size for starters that will provide us with much needed capacity for future expansion. It has dock levellers that is so important for quick and efficient handling for a business like ours, an improved internal lay out and more parking space for our trucks” He adds, “The new depot will enable us to provide an excellent working environment for Bishopsgate staff that will enable us to continue to provide high quality and efficient services to our customers. We are all working hard to ensure that the move happens as seamlessly as possible. The implementation team might look calm on the surface but I promise you we are all paddling like crazy underneath to make sure that the move is a complete success”
Martin adds, “While clearly retaining our current workforce during this transition is a priority, we have also begun our recruitment campaign in The Warrington area to recruit new people. Bishopsgate are expanding and this has created a number of new job opportunities in the area which is always good news.”