A Decade of AWLby Press Release on 2013-01-14 22:03:02
This year see’s Advantage Worldwide (UK) Ltd’s 10th Anniversary, and in the current economic climate we see that as a fantastic achievement. Over the past ten years Advantage Worldwide (UK) Ltd has seen continual growth and improvement, and it doesn’t look like stopping.
In the space of a decade the company has grown into a nationwide organisation with offices in London, Southampton, Manchester and Glasgow, ensuring that all areas of the country are covered. This expansion has grown our workforce, making the company more diverse and increasing the skills base of every member.
From humble beginnings Advantage Worldwide started out with an empty warehouse and empty order book. However it didn’t take long for that warehouse to begin to fill. And as a company we’ve never looked back. As the years have gone on the company has grown in all areas, shown by the addition of nationwide offices. By using these offices, we have been able to increase our range of specialties and freight forwarding services, and in turn, build a reliable book of overseas partners, who help to ensure that whatever the shipment, we have the right people, in the right places, to ensure that the job gets done to the highest of standards.
It is through our network of partners, and other means, that we have been given some of our most interesting jobs for some well known brands over the years, as well as some major international events; for example, sending Aston Martin cars over to Asia, Importing flower exhibits from South Africa to the Chelsea flower show, and in 2012 being the sole freight forwarder for Scottish sourced perishable goods for the 2012 Ryder cup at the Medinah club in Chicago. All of these fantastic jobs have been made possible by the efforts of the members of staff at AWL who are always on hand to do their best to deal with the customers needs, and will even get involved themselves to ensure the best service possible.
This year has also seen us take on a major 3PL operation in London, and from day one it has been a success. It is now running two collections a day handling orders from across mainland Europe as well as the UK. This was a great step for us as a company as we had already been handling a lot of the company’s goods when the opportunity to take on the 3PL arose, and never being happy to stagnate in the market, we took it on with both hands. It has turned out to be an extremely successful venture, and all parties involved are more than happy with the progress.
All of this has helped to make Advantage Worldwide into the company it is today, and by continually offering a great service at a great price, we are confident that our growth hasn’t stopped here. We are now looking to the next ten years to be just as prosperous as the previous, and that we continue to deal with the variety of jobs that contributed to our first decade of success.
Our latest efforts have gone into building our social media presence on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, so come and find us; @advworldwide or search for ‘Advantage Worldwide’ on Facebook and LinkedIn to get in contact.