Business booms for Liverpool logistics business as it opens £2m HQ

Directors Steve Crane and Fred Connolly with Cllr Anna Rothery

International shipping and logistics company Brunswick International has opened a new headquarters and Customs Bond Facility in Hunts Cross following increased demand for its shipping and logistics services since Brexit.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Anna Rothery, opened the £2m new premises this week.

The business has moved from its former Kirkdale base where it had operated from for more than 20 years to move to a state of-the-art 50,000 sq ft warehouse on Triumph Business Park.

The new premises, which also includes 15,000 sq ft of external storage space, follows a surge in demand from growing numbers of domestic and international clients.

The new base includes more storage bays and temperature controlling facilities which will allow Brunswick to widen the products it imports and exports.

Brunswick has also been granted a Customs Bond facility, which will allow businesses to store their goods with the advantage of delaying the payment of custom duties until the goods are released.

The new location adds to Brunswick’s Salford warehouse and will be home to the majority of the company’s 47 staff.

Managing director, Steve Crane, said: “We are delighted with our new premises in Hunts Cross which will allow Brunswick to expand business operations.

“For many years, our core business was with the USA and China, but increasingly we’re working throughout Europe moving freight by road, sea and air.”

He added: “There has been a surge in business since Brexit. In fact, our business within the EU has increased five-fold since Brexit.

“We’ve had to make the move to accommodate the increased demand. We’ve also expanded our operations in Salford and are looking at other possible locations around the UK.

“We enjoyed over 20 wonderful years in Kirkdale, but we are looking forward to continued success from our new home. The new premises have everything we need and will be the central hub of operations for the company.”