Looking back – 20 years in distribution

Times have changed dramatically in the world of road transport over the last 20 years. In 1994 I was working at Tibbett and Britten and moved to the right side of the tracks in late 1998. Back then, the dominant general hauliers in the UK were City Trucks, AA Griggs, Russell Davies and Dodds of… Read more »

Great Bear extends network with new Sheffield site

Great Bear is pleased to announce it has taken a long term lease on a modern warehousing facility in Sheffield; bringing our total network size to over 4.5 million sq.ft of space and re-affirming our position as one of the largest operators of warehousing space in the UK. The site, measuring 412,519sq.ft. is based off… Read more »

Great Bear extends commitment to contract packing with BCMPA membership

Great Bear is proud to announce that it is now a member of the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA). The association is widely regarded as the leading trade organisation in its field throughout the UK and Europe. As a company, we aim to provide our customers with a full range of logistics services…. Read more »

Great Bear Melksham and Cereal Partners achieve OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard

Great Bear’s Melksham warehouse operation, managed on behalf of Cereal Partners UK (Nestle Group and General Mills) has recently achieved OHSAS 18001, the British Standards Institution recognised standard for occupational health and safety management best practice. Originally conceived in 1999 and updated in 2007 by the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS), 18001 assists… Read more »

Great Bear introduces Euro 6 to fleet

Consistent fleet improvement in emissions and efficiency has always been core to the Great Bear philosophy. The new additions to the Great Bear fleet are Euro 6 compliant, ensuring that our environmental impact is as minimal as can be. Euro 6 is the latest diesel engine emission legislations being driven by the European Commission. From… Read more »

Great Bear – Ahead of the Curve

Great Bear has recently taken delivery of 7 new double deck trailers with Fuel Saving Curve (FSC). The aerodynamic trailer is to be used on the Unilever contract operating trunking routes from Unilever’s factory in Seacroft Leeds to the RDC in Doncaster. The adoption of the trailer delivers a number of benefits to both Great… Read more »

Great Bear maintains CILT patronage

As part of Great Bear’s desire to support the logistics industry, the company has extended its membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT) at platinum level corporate membership. Great Bear has been associated with the CILT for several years, through involvement in its membership activities and sponsorship of regional events &… Read more »

Great Bear visits Palace of Westminster

The Bonded Warehousekeepers Association (BWA) is one of the oldest trade associations in the UK; originally formed in 1885 by Scotch whisky and gin distillers, the Association now represents a diverse range of distillers, brewers, major retailers and logistics companies involved with bonded warehousing. It currently has over 100 member firms. Reflecting the importance of… Read more »

Great Bear says Hello Kitty!

Conair has chosen Great Bear to manage its UK national distribution centre, as well as customer deliveries of its range of health & beauty products, electronic and kitchen appliances.  For those of you who think a diffuser belongs on a F1 car, Conair is a multinational business providing personal care products and small appliances, including… Read more »

Great Bear makes Egg-cellent gift to local charities

You may have seen our recent advert in industry publication Focus Online and the eagle-eyed amongst you will have seen the quick response – or QR – code inside the Easter egg. We offered to donate eggs to local charities, with the total based upon the number of readers who interacted with the advert via… Read more »