Expect Distribution were recently featured in the fantastic Bradford Means Business magazine, with MD Neil Rushworth as their cover star. Read about the history of the company, the growth and vision for the future.
‘Starting life as a small independent parcel delivery firm just over 30 years ago, Expect Distribution is now a national leader in the field of logistics, warehousing, and pallet distribution that has firmly set its roots down in Bradford.
Employing 250 people, the company remains a family concern, with managing director Neil Rushworth, whose father founded the original firm, Pennine Parcels, in 1988, at the helm.
Although originally based in Halifax, Expect moved its head office to Premier Point at Staithgate Lane in Bradford in 2007.
The company has recently consolidated its roots in the district with the development of its new 193,000 sq. ft Woodlands site on the Euroway Trading Estate – the biggest site yet to be opened by the firm.
The investment in the site came about through existing client, Borg Warner, which is also based on the Euroway Trading Estate, and had asked whether Expect could provide a dedicated facility for them.
When the Woodlands site became available, it proved to be the ideal solution, as it was just 500 yards from Borg Warner, and incorporated a 40,000 sq ft area that could be dedicated to the international motor industry components and parts supplier’s needs.
“The project was in total an 18 month project and the main issue which we had to contend with was that the site required a full refurbishment after being vacated swiftly by Astracast including works to the roof, so it was a pretty stressful time as we had clients literally waiting to input freight as the lease was signed on the building,” said Neil.
“We took a 15-year-deal on the site. In our business we need long term assurance and the site is also conveniently placed for us with only the M606 separating our head office and the new site…’