Jobs created as logistics operator secures five-year contract
Bradford-based, logistics and warehousing business Expect Distribution has won a five-year warehousing contract with Manchester-based Julian Charles, an established manufacturer and supplier of home furnishings and decor.
The partnership kicked off this autumn, creating an additional 15 jobs at the family run business, including a contract manager at Expect’s Grattan site in Bradford.
Julian Charles currently has 72 stores nationwide, with a fast-growing e-commerce site which requires a bespoke pick and pack operation.
Neil Rushworth, managing director for Expect Distribution, said: “I am delighted to share the news of this new business partnership with the team.
“It highlights our ongoing success at Expect Distribution and the strength of our warehouse division.
“As a result of this win, we are thrilled to be in a position to create jobs at Expect, particularly during such a difficult time.
“We plan to continue growing our warehousing facilities in the future, to accommodate client growth and demand, which will lead to the opening of a new site within the next 18 months, creating even more career opportunities within our local community.
“We are looking forward to supporting Julian Charles as they embark on an exciting journey to grow their ecommerce offering.”
Simon Peck, managing director at Julian Charles, added: “With over 70 stores nationwide, we needed a trusted and reliable warehousing partner on board, particularly at this crucial time, to meet consumer demand.
“Expect Distribution perfectly fit the bill and we are already impressed by their services.”