Logistics business acquires three sites in seven weeks
A logistics business has recently exceeded 1,000,000 sq ft of warehouse space as it expanded into Doncaster creating 25 long term and 50 short term jobs.
Carlton Forest 3PL, has almost doubled its facilities in just seven weeks after acquiring three separate sites at Bawtry Park and marked the opening with a visit from Doncaster Chamber CEO Dan Fell and president Jill Wood of Signum Facilities Management.
“Moving into the Doncaster area seemed like the natural progression for us, and the site at Bawtry Park met with our requirements perfectly,” said Adam Jones, managing sirector, Carlton Forest 3PL.
“Our strategic growth plans are ideally suited to the wider logistics and supply chain network for which Doncaster is renowned, and we look forward to ongoing engagement with other logistics providers in the region, such as the Rail Port and i-Port, and working together to consolidate Doncaster’s amazing offering within the logistics and supply chain sector.”
The new sites at Bawtry Park join an existing portfolio of warehouses – 125,000 sq ft at Hellaby and 170,000 sq ft in Barnsley alongside its original headquarters – 250,000 sq ft in Worksop, North Nottinghamshire.
Jones added: “To be able to deliver the first phase of our growth plans in such a short space of time is testament to the great team we have here and the support of Commercial Property Partners (CPP) who helped us source the site and completed everything so efficiently. Now, we will look forward to continuing the development of our strategic five-year plan and to a very bright and prosperous future.”
Dan Fell, CEO, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce added; “I would like to congratulate Carlton Forest on this ambitious new venture. They are an innovative and green business that, in many areas, are leading the way in their sector. This is a real vote of confidence in Doncaster and demonstrates that, despite the presently challenging economic circumstances, many businesses are forging ahead with investment and growth plans.
“I am delighted that Carlton Forest have recognised that Doncaster is a great place to do business and look forward to further developing the relationship between Carlton Forest, the Chamber and the borough to make this venture a huge success.”