Business Case / Distribution & Logistics
Distribution & Logistics
Some of the largest names in the logistics & distribution industry (such as Eddie Stobart, Prestons of Potto, Northern Rail, Network Rail and the Potter Group) are located in North Yorkshire and constantly benefit from the excellent transport links available and the area’s strategic position - centrally located in the UK.
With first-class communication links available it is easy to see why many top distribution and logistics companies are choosing North Yorkshire.
By Road - Road connections are excellent with fast dual carriageway road links to the A1/M1 link and the national motorway network.
By Rail - York and Northallerton's positions on the East Coast Mainline provides an unparalleled quality of rail service, for example York to London can be reached in 1 hour and 46 minutes, which is faster than many London Commuter towns.
By Sea - The Humber Ports is the largest port complex in the UK, servicing 53 countries including South America, North America and the Far East.
By Air - There are eight international airports all within easy commutable distance. The following times are from York - Leeds Bradford (50 mins), Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield (1 hr), Durham Tees Valley (1 hr 10 mins), Humberside (1 hr 14 mins), Manchester (1 hr 40 mins), Newcastle (1 hr 45 mins), Nottingham (1 hr 53) and Liverpool John Lennon (1 hr 54 mins).
York has always been the centre of the railway industry and continues to be the base for three of the UK's major train operators: Great North Eastern Railway (GNER), Network Rail and Northern Rail. The excellent connectivity mentioned above has created an exciting hub of logistics and distribution activity, providing such organisations with the optimum vantage point to service the whole of the UK and beyond.
North Yorkshire's compatibility to the logistics and distribution sector has resulted in such industry renowned companies as The Potter Group (bases in Selby and Ripon), Reed Boardall (Boroughbridge), Network Rail and Eddie Stobart (Selby) operating out of the area, creating a Transportation and Communications sector that now employs well over 20,000 people (www.ynypu.org.uk).
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