This will be one of the most important years for Cheshire-based Boughey Distribution, a pioneering player in the UK's ambient grocery distribution and storage sector.
The distribution division of NWF Group plc has opened the doors to its brand new £15 million storage facility and staff recently celebrated moving into their new head offices.
The investment made by the leading local employer doubles the distribution company's storage capacity and is creating over 250 new jobs for the area, including clerical, technical, management and warehousing roles. Boughey currently employs over 600 people at its Wardle (Cheshire) and Deeside (North Wales) sites and invests heavily in supporting the local workforce.
Keith Forster, MD of Boughey Distribution, describes the new development as a key milestone for the company and adds that investing in the right people is crucial: “We provide the ultimate tailor made logistics package for all our clients, whatever their size, and the important investments we make in advancing our facilities and developing our staff ensures we continue to deliver above and beyond our customers' expectations.
“We pride ourselves on our dedicated approach to developing our people and invest heavily in training and staff performance.”
In the past year alone, Boughey has invested over £1 million in developing personnel development programmes, staff facilities, driver training and recruitment.
Forster concludes: “Investing in new people, technologies and initiatives is key to Boughey's success and we are proud of the company's achievement to date.”
The company previously doubled its storage facility five years ago and has since increased its turnover from £8.5 million to £27.5 million, this new £15 million storage development is expected to further increase the company's turnover to over £40 million this year.