UKWA collaborates with Enterprise Ireland on Guide to UK Warehousing

March 28, 2022

In collaboration with UKWA, Enterprise Ireland has produced a Guide to Warehousing in the UK for Irish companies looking to source warehousing solutions in the UK. The new guide was launched by webinar on 29th March, with expert speakers including Paul Johnson, Managing Director of Model Logic Ltd, Clare Bottle, CEO of UKWA and Neil Bowker, Director of Bowker Group and Chair of UKWA.

From Brexit-related supply chain constraints through to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Irish companies are facing increasing challenges to their supply chains across the Irish Sea. Warehousing space is at an all-time low in the UK and companies have reported challenges finding space and increasing costs for holding stock in the UK.

Enterprise Ireland’s new Guide to Warehousing in the UK, provides a comprehensive overview of the key considerations for Irish companies, from location and different types of shared user warehousing to distribution and value added services, together with a menu of costs.

Options include contracting with a warehouse operator to provide storage and handling services or renting space and managing the operations in-house; or for larger companies, buying a warehouse to run their UK operations may be an option.