general 11 January 2021

Mark Thompson Transport has embarked on its next stage of expansion after taking 110,000 sq ft of new office and warehouse space.

The business is creating 20 warehouse jobs as a result of its move to new headquarters.

Founded in 1989, Mark Thompson Transport is based at the Stretton Distribution Centre in Appleton, Warrington, It currently has 200 staff. Kinaxia acquired the company in 2017.

Mark Thompson Transport’s previous offices were close by at the same distribution centre. The investment marks its first foray into warehousing.

In addition to its headquarters, Mark Thompson Transport has 22 operating centres around the country, including bases in Bootle, Bury, Doncaster, Glasgow, Preston, Shrewsbury and Tamworth.

Its new premises are on the site of a former Royal Naval Air Station and were latterly a manufacturing and research base for Myprotein, which is part of The Hut Group.

Mark Thompson said: “This investment will enable us to meet increased demand from an expanding client base and represents a step change for the business.

“The new warehousing space creates opportunities for significant further growth by enabling us to develop our services to customers.

“At the same time, the move to new offices creates a more modern and efficient working environment for our loyal head office team.

“Our success has been built on a high level of customer focus and a reliable and cost-effective service using the latest technology. We now have the platform from which to move on to the next level.

“We are also thrilled to be bring new job opportunities to the area.

“The investment underlines Kinaxia’s commitment to continuously strengthen, support and enhance the businesses within the group.”

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