BRADFORD-based, logistics and warehousing business Expect Distribution has won a five-year warehousing contract with Manchester-based Julian Charles, the home furnishings and decor company.
The new partnership began 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 the deal highlighted the strength of its 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 e-commerce 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.”