A Blackburn company welcomed the CEO of UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) to Lancashire as part of her nationwide tour of 80 UK warehouses.

Clare Bottle visited Granby, along with local MP, Kate Hollern to tour the company’s facilities and learn more about the company. The visit was jointly hosted by Granby Managing Director, Caroline Noblett, and Granby Head of Client Relationships and Business Development, Victoria Pittman. 

2024 The Year of Warehousing campaign marks the 80th anniversary of the UK Warehousing Association and the visit recognised Granby’s own close relationship with the UKWA as Victoria Pittman sits on the UKWA membership board. 

Granby is also supporting UKWA efforts and strategies to gain wider recognition for the industry, across government, media, and the general public.

As part of the visit, Granby introduced two key charity partners, Jaydee Davis from the 'Community and Business Partners', and John Galloway from 'Speed of Sight'. 

Both John and Jaydee shared how their initiatives for the community are supported and strengthened through partnership with Granby. 

Lancashire Telegraph: Victoria Pittman, Granby Head of Client Relationships and Business Development, Clare Bottle, CEO UKWA and Granby MD Caroline Noblett

Victoria Pittman said, "We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to support the UKWA's 2024 The Year of Warehousing campaign. It was an absolute delight to welcome Clare and our local MP, Kate Hollern, to our facility here in Blackburn.

“This visit provided a fantastic chance for our team at Granby, and especially our warehousing team, to take a break from our busy schedules and discuss strategies to help gain wider recognition for our industry. 

“We were also able to make time for some productive discussions with Kate and Clare on how to engage more closely with the government around Social Value issues. 

"On this point, we had the chance to connect with Clare and our charity partners from Speed of Sight and Community and Business Partners to explore ways to help put Social Value on the UKWA agenda. 

“This visit definitely reinforced the importance of face-to-face meetings and the value they bring to these important discussions. We wish Clare every success with the remaining 76 warehouse visits!”