Excerpt from Bradford Chamber Business Pluss – Summer 2011
Bower Green, the Bradford based shipping, warehousing and distribution company, recently secured the contract to import and distribute throughout the UK and Europe eye catching vending carts for a Florida based company.
The bold red, white and blue hot dog and ice cream carts are causing quite a stir. One model is due to appear on a well known northern soap opera in the next few weeks before being despatched to its final destination in the Ukraine.
Since the company began in 1953, the range of commodities handled has grown enormously. Although the firm still has its roots in wool it is now expert in the strict regulations relating to food import and export and their experienced service specialists handle a wide variety of products, from flat pack furniture, floor coverings, horticultural supplies to chimineas – the list goes on.
In recent months the shipping department has relocated from its Norwood Green base to join the rest of the operational staff at their head office at Dryden Street in Bradford city centre. The office extension was custom built by client Town and Country and makes a smart, modern facility in keeping with the company’s image today. A new website will also help secure the top spot for Bower Green as a flexible importer and exporter.
Maggie Whitwell, sales manager, said “We’ve worked hard to build and expand upon Bower Green’s solid reputation of the wool and textile trade. With over 320,000 sq ft of warehouse space we now hold stock for a wide range of clients and product types from DIY products to pedal powered take aways! Customs warehousing gives the ability to defer payment of duty and VAT, our flexible “on demand” approach can help client’s cash flow enormously.
It’s also thanks to our in house team of experienced shipping specialists, drivers, mechanics, and warehousemen, our office in Felixstowe with computer links to all major UK ports that enables our customers to benefit. As part of an international partnership we have representation in over 90 countries worldwide. This is an enormous reassurance to clients as no matter where their goods are in the world, someone with local knowledge is on hand to help”