Top Gear – a specialist in supply chain recruitment – has won a contract to become the sole supplier of labour to New Look’s Central Distribution Centre (CDC) in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.
Having supplied New Look with logistical staff for over five years, Top Gear has built a strong relationship with the CDC, which is regarded as the logistical hub of New Look’s UK-wide retail distribution.
The 18-month deal, worth in excess of £3 million, will see Top Gear fulfil on average, 60 shifts per day, rising to over 200 in peak trading periods. Fulfilling various roles such as order picking, general warehousing, goods management and stock control, the sole supply solution was introduced to deliver consistency in quality, costs and service across the board.
Speaking of the partnership, John Pendlebury, general manager of New Look Retailers Ltd said: "We have worked with Top Gear for a number of years and have been consistently impressed by their provision of personnel. Not only do we receive the right calibre of individual, Top Gear’s ongoing commitment to staff development means that we are seeing the benefits of a more efficient work force as well."
James Mallick, operations manager of Top Gear Recruitment, added: "We are delighted to be the sole provider of distribution personnel to New Look. Our team is committed to adding value to its workforce and we take an active role in day-to-day management, training and coaching to achieve a higher performance rate. The company has recently taken on the challenge of Performance Related Pay to incentivise the workforce, helping to make the CDC more efficient and ultimately provide significant cost savings."
Top Gear Recruitment, which opened its first branch in Manchester, is now one of the country’s leading specialists in supply chain recruitment. Turning over £22 million in 2009, the company counts blue chip organisations such as Tesco, Wincanton, DHL, Asda and Walkers Snack Foods amongst its list of clients.