28 February 24

Exploring Innovation and Excellence in Warehousing: A Visit from UKWA

In a milestone event for our Ashby de la Zouch warehouse, we welcomed Clare bottle as part of her ambitious journey to visit 80 warehouses across the nation. Marking the 10th stop on her tour, we were honoured to showcase one of our key facilities nestled in the heart of the golden triangle, a pivotal hub in the logistics landscape.

UKWA CEO Clare Bottle, Local MP Andrew Bridgen, and Howard Tenens Logistics Director Karl Hodgkinson pose for warehouse campaign visit next to campaign car
Andrew Bridgen, Clare Bottle and Karl Hodgkinson

Accompanied by local MP Andrew Bridgen, Clare’s visit underscored the significance of our industry in the community. It provided a platform for vital discussions on the indispensable role logistics plays in driving economic growth and sustainability.

Clare’s arrival, driving a 2024 Year of Warehousing Tesla, symbolised the excitement surrounding the sector’s year long spotlight. The campaign, now comically donned with the hashtag ‘Where’s Clare?’, serves to highlight the importance of warehousing in supply chains, the economy, and the UK’s journey towards achieving net-zero emissions.

Howard Tenens employee demonstrating our cobot solution to Clare

As reigning winners of the prestigious UKWA Logistics service Provider of the Year Award, we take pride in our commitment to excellence. Our dedication to delivering top-notch service was evident as we showcased innovative solutions during the visit. From humidity-controlled chambers for delicate goods to advanced ‘cobot’ operations optimising fulfilment, innovation permeates every aspect of our operations.

During Clare’s visit, we had the privilege of presenting about Howard Tenens Logistics as a group, highlighting our overarching ethos and drive to deliver mutual value. Our onsite team provided comprehensive updates on the Ashby-based operation itself, offering insights into our tailored approach to meet the unique needs of our clients.

MP Andrew Bridgen taking a swing at charity golf game

Moreover, our team hosted a series of fundraising activities throughout the day to fundraise for John Eastwood Hospice. From bake sales to golf simulators the team onsite, alongside our special visitors, had a lovely time furthering our impact beyond the warehouse walls and into the community.

As active members of the UK Warehousing Association, alongside approximately 1000 other members, we collectively represent a vast expanse of warehousing space across the UK. With dedication to efficiency, innovation and strategy to deliver mutual value, we are primed to lead the way in shaping the future of warehousing and logistics.

Howard Tenens employees, members of UKWA and local MP pose in warehouse for campaign support photo.