Business is all about connections and we’re right in the heart of the country. Right at the centre of the action. But we offer so much more than just centrality. We offer you better access to customers, suppliers and markets whether regional, national or global.
No other UK location offers access to so many cities. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Derby, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Leicester, are all within an hour.
The major road and rail routes pass through Staffordshire, putting 90% of the UK population within 4 hours or less. Fast and frequent trains take you to Manchester or Birmingham within half an hour and you can be London in just 90 minutes and the new HS2 access will bring London and Europe even closer.
Four international airports within an hour’s drive. Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Liverpool John Lennon airports fly daily across Europe and beyond enabling international business to flourish. Manchester Airport serves more than 200 destinations, including scheduled flights to New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore; while Birmingham offers services to more than 100 cities including New York, Dubai and Beijing.
For cargo and freight movements, we have two world-class assets on our doorstep.
Manchester Airport is home to the World Freight Terminal, the largest in the UK outside London and is undergoing major expansion that will include a new World Logistics Hub.
Liverpool’s SuperPort is less than 60 minutes away. Liverpool2 will be the UK’s most centrally located deep-water container terminal when it opens in the second half of 2015. It will connect larger vessels closer to the UK’s industrial, manufacturing and consumer heartland than any other UK port.
The UK’s other major deep-sea ports such as Immingham, Felixstowe and Southampton are all within a 4 hour drive, making it convenient to import and export with ease..
"Our new 525,000 sq. ft. Distribution Centre in Stoke will create ovewr 100 new jobs and double our storage capacity. It's location, infrastructure and talent pool made Stoke a natural choice"− Steve Barton, Director of Property, Dunelm
"We have over 115 independent delivery firms feeding into our national sortation centre every night, so the great road links boasted by our central facility mean that we're not only able to process and dispatch thousands of parcels efficiently, but we've also been able to grow our business extremely effectively over the last 21 years.− Jonathan Smith, CEO at APC Overnight
With simple links to so many of the country's major motorways and an extremely committed workforce, Staffordshire really is a fantastic location for any logistics-based organisation"