Potter bows out of logistics

Rail and road logistics operator is to transform itself into a property firm after it announced the sale of its warehousing and transport operations at five sites to WH Bowker. The five sites are Droitwich, Knowsley, Ripon, Selby and York. The acquisition makes WH Bowker one of the largest UK players in specialist chemicals logistics, healthcare and food warehousing and distribution. It will have a fleet  of over 200 trucks, 450 ... [+]

New trucks mark Potter’s half century

Potter Logistics took delivery of two specially-liveried Mercedes Benz Antos 26 tonne rigid lorries with personalised registrations as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. The two trucks; supplied by Northside Truck & Van, Hull will replace two older Euro IV Mercedes Axors. [+]

Still yellow after all these years

Yorkshire-based Potter Logistics is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Derrick Potter, executive chairman, started in business with one yellow lorry in 1965. Half a century on, the company operates from eight distribution centres and rail freight terminals and employs more than 300 staff and the trucks make hundreds of ... [+]

Potter swings it for shipping line

Potter Logistics’ says its Selby rail freight terminal was able to maintain turn-round times for the daily GBRf-operated MSC container train from Felixstowe port from July to September 2014, despite engineering work on a local swing bridge reducing available time by 50 minutes. Pictured: Jason Croft, account manager - GBRf (L) ... [+]

Potter opens north-west terminal

Potter logistics opened its new north-west England distribution centre in Knowsley on 20 November. The town's mayor, Cllr Frank Walsh, dignitaries, clients and staff were all in attendance at the inauguration for the £1m, 87,650sqft warehouse, which after four months is now fully operational. Pictured: Potter Logistics MD, Matthew Lamb (L) ... [+]

Triple crown for Potter Logistics

Potter Logistics walked away with three awards at the 2014 Family Business United Awards on 12 June - Transport & Logistics Family Business of the Year, Northern Family Business of the Year and the top of award of Supreme Champion. Paul Andrews, managing director for Family Business United said the judges ... [+]

In the driving seat at Potter

Potter Logistics has appointed Nick Brightey to its senior management team as transport director. He has been with the company for 13 years, becoming general manager of the transport division in 2012 following the acquisition of House of James Ltd and establishing the York distribution centre as part of Potter’s ... [+]

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