Speaking on BBC Newsnight last night (2 July 2019), UKWA CEO Peter Ward has warned that UK warehouses are already full, suggesting that stockpiling before the potential no-deal Brexit on October 31st may be near impossible.
“There is no available space. The market, as represented by our members, is virtually at capacity,” he said. “The biggest concern at the moment is that the October deadline comes right bang in the middle of peak season. From a timing point of view it couldn’t be worse.”
Peter added, “”You can’t just turn on supply. Putting real estate in the system takes five to seven years. I can’t see any increase in supply in October relative to March.”
Jamie Hartles, Chief Executive Officer, Howard Tenens Logistics Ltd (UKWA Full Member)
We’ve been members for over 15 years. UKWA provides a great consolidated voice for the industry, giving us access to government and opportunity to contribute to policy framing. It’s also useful for networking, and has linked us with similar organisations in the sector with whom we can work together for mutual benefit.
Mike Graham. Managing Director. Conveyor Systems Ltd (UKWA Associate Member)
The UKWA has been a fantastic industry body that fully understands the arena we operate within, and which provides complete help and support to its members. We have found the events to be current and informative, also providing a great opportunity for networking. We are proud to have the UKWA mark on our Conveyor Systems Ltd literature and website.
Richard Bartholomew, Director, Bartholomews Specialist Distribution Ltd (UKWA Full Member)
UKWA is a fantastic organisation. We have certainly gained business leads as a result of being members. The Association conferences always create exceptional knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, with an impressive mix of industry speakers in a genuinely collaborative environment – and, If we ever need specialist advice or support on a particular issue, UKWA is always there to point us in the right direction.
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