Culina Group Acquires Great Bear Creating A £400 Million Plus Company

Culina Group, the market-leading provider of shared-user FMCG logistics services, has announced an agreement to take over Great Bear Distribution Limited as from Tuesday 1st March 2016. The terms of the agreement, including consideration, have not been disclosed. With an overall turnover of more than £400 Million, a combined workforce of around 5,000 staff, approaching… Read more »

Great Bear Continue Network Expansion at Markham Vale

Great Bear is delighted to announce that it is to continue its expansion to build a new, purpose designed warehousing facility at Markham Vale, Chesterfield. The 479,285 square feet site is the largest development at Markham Vale to date, and will lead to the creation of a significant number of jobs when the build reaches… Read more »

Great Bear Shortlisted at SHD Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Safety Award at the forthcoming SHD Logistics Awards 2015. Our submission highlights the Continuous Improvement programme that sits behind our Health & Safety activity within the business. The Awards are an anticipated event in the industry calendar, bringing together manufacturers, equipment providers, retailers… Read more »

Great Bear – supporting North West Apprenticeships

Leading logistics company, Great Bear, has recruited three Apprentices through West Cheshire College to help young people progress through the company. Callum Haddock, Stephen Robinson and Thomas Turner have all been appointed as Transport Administrators to work at the company’s Port Sunlight base. Liesl Ward, Regional Operations Director at Great Bear, said; “After great consideration about… Read more »

Great Bear – Supporting Grassroots Horse Riding & Vaulting

Great Bear is the proud sponsor of the ‘Best Individual Horse’, as won at the English Grassroots Vaulting Championships recently. As a company, Great Bear continually look to support local causes that make a real difference. The horse, aptly named ‘Great Bear’, is stabled and ridden at the Perry Riding, Driving and Vaulting Group in… Read more »

Great Bear Sponsor CILT Safety Award

The industry was out in force early in October for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Annual Awards, the purpose of which is to recognise all things great in terms of innovation and achievement across the Logistics and Supply Chain industry. Great Bear was the proud sponsor of the ‘Safety Award’ at this year’s… Read more »

Women in Logistics UK to discuss Supply Chain Sustainability Event

Great Bear is delighted to announce that it will play host to the networking group Women in Logistics UK for their Supply Chain Sustainability event and AGM on 20th November 2014 at our Oldham site in Greater Manchester. The event will see an expert line-up discuss the hot-topic of sustainability within the Supply Chain, including:… Read more »

Conair further commitment with Great Bear

Great Bear is delighted to announce that it has extended its contract to provide logistics services to Conair. The America-based company is a leading manufacturer of health, beauty, kitchen and electrical appliances, retailing under popular brands such as BaByliss, Cuisinart and Waring. The contract extension will see Great Bear continue to manage warehousing and distribution… Read more »

A 20th Anniversary Contract

Great Bear is delighted to announce that it has signed a new contract with Cott Beverages to provide warehousing services in the Midlands. The year 2014 represents the 20th Anniversary of Great Bear and this signing symbolises the further strengthening of a successful customer relationship that began almost twenty years ago with one of the… Read more »

Training partnership will support logistics in Northamptonshire

Always looking at opportunities for innovation and improvement, Great Bear are passionate about their staff and are continually looking at how they can retain and develop high calibre employees. Aware of Great Bear’s passion for employee development, ACS Recruitment – a long-standing workforce provider for Great Bear – suggested Northampton College could be the perfect… Read more »