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[ January 5, 2015   //   ]

Chief executive of the Humber local enterprise partnership, Kishor Tailor, officially opened a new 40,000sq ft warehouse for Neill & Brown Global Logistics on 4 December 2014. The company said that 14 local businesses have helped develop the £2.5m site at Marfleet Environmental Technology Park.

Peter Brown, CEO of Hessle-based Neill & Brown, said: “We have created a high quality logistics facility for our international customer base using as many local suppliers as possible.

Mr Brown, who is also a director of World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, added: “The increased capacity and proximity of the new warehouse to the ports will provide an enhanced service to our customers and give us an edge in developing more export and import work to and from Europe. It also complements our primary facility at Livingstone Road in Hessle.”

The new development follows a previous investment at Marfleet Environmental Technology Park in 2011, when Neill & Brown joined forces with Japanese-owned chemical company Nippon Gohsei to create a 60,000 sq ft laboratory, manufacturing, storage and distribution centre for the innovative packaging product Soarnol.

Left to right:  Carl Andrew, logistics director; Colin Moody, managing director; Peter Brown, CEO; Kishor Tailor, chief executive of the Humber LEP; Michelle Cartwright, warehouse manager and Ian Halder, finance director.