Boughey staff profile: Dave Vernon – Warehouse manager
Boughey is proud
that so many of its team have worked at the company for multiple years. Such
loyalty speaks volumes of the way Boughey works. It has the feeling of a
family, with close ties for many who have worked their way through the ranks. Over
the years, retaining staff and the knowledge they...
Squirrel Sisters: you’ll go nuts for its sugar-free snacks
A recent addition to Boughey’s roster of clients is Squirrel Sisters. Run by real-life sisters, the siblings,
Gracie and Sophie Tyrrell, started blogging about health, wellness and
lifestyle in 2014. Having quickly gained a large online following, the sisters
saw the opportunity to turn their...
What is EDI?
The digital world has made it a lot
easier to transfer information, not just throughout the country, but throughout
the world. As long as you have access to the internet or a mobile Wi-Fi signal,
you will be able to access and input information and updates to databases. This
is an essential facet...
How can stock control help your company become efficient?
Efficient stock control, sometimes referred to as inventory control, can
make all the difference to a successful logistic business. Stock control is
officially defined as “Ensuring that appropriate amounts of stock are
maintained by a business, so as to be able to meet customer demand without
How can I export goods from the North West?
The North West of England is famous for many things, from its
world-beating football teams, music and culture, to its industry and business
success. There are hundreds of companies based in the North West, with many of
them involved in manufacturing. In the 1980s and ‘90s, the regional economy was
Pinkfinch is perfect if you’re feeling peckish
A small Irish snack food manufacturer has been able to make the leap from
niche to mainstream in just 14 months, and Boughey Distribution is proud to be
part of that story. Pinkfinch has created an innovative range of fruit crisp snacks
that are now shipped and sold around the world.
Is my supplier’s BRC accreditation updated regularly?
It is important as a company to know who you are doing business with. Before
you start dealing with suppliers or distributors, you should do your research,
to check if they will be compatible with your operations and ethos. A good way
to do business is to take recommendations from others. But you...
Holy Orders. Alcohol and hangover-free lager from Lucky Saint
As well as working with many food and drink manufacturers, we also
provide logistics support for brewers. Lucky Saint is one such example, a beverage
manufacturer that set out to make a non-alcoholic beer with a difference –
Totally authentic, nothing artificial
A taste of Colorado from Soda Folk
Soda Folk was founded in 2015 by Ken Graham, a native from the state of Colorado. When he moved from America to the UK, he found himself homesick for the taste of Coloradoan root beer. As a result, Ken decided it was time to bring craft sodas to the UK. By working with a craft beer friend in the...
What are customer portals used for?
Customer web portals are
an essential part of any successful business to interact with its customers and
stockists. A customer portal is a private, secure website that allows businesses
to share account-specific information with customers. Users can share all
aspects of the ordering and delivery...
Getting a boost from a plant-fuelled cleanse
One of our latest clients is Plenish Drinks. Part of the Plenish company
that also makes health drinks and milks, Plenish Drinks uses natural,
plant-based ingredients in its products, making it “the easy plant-fuelled way
to meet your goals”. The principal behind the cleanse is that it can rejuvenate
What is the future for e-commerce?
E-commerce – or electronic commerce – is the process of electronically
buying or selling products via online services or over the internet. It is a
huge market that is having a massive impact on the retail sector, with stock
being sold from warehouses, rather than stores on the high street or...
Why is exporting good for business?
International trade is an intrinsic part of the business world. It
involves goods or services produced in one country being bought by someone in
another. If it is a product you are exporting, the product will need to be transported
there and you will need to be partnered with a logistics provider...
How can using a BRC accredited supplier give my business a competitive edge?
Using a BRC accredited supplier can make a huge difference to your
business offering. BRC accreditation is something to look out for when looking
to be assured of the level of standards provided by a supplier. The
accreditation is available to anyone who is involved in handling food, from its
How do I go about getting my products listed in Tesco?
Growing your market
share for your product will be one of your biggest challenges as a business.
The more shops you can get your product stocked in, the wider reach it will
have. Perhaps the holy grail for many manufacturers is to become stocked in top supermarkets in the UK. These retailers offer...
How advantageous is traceability in warehousing and distribution?
and traceability are watchwords when it comes to keeping track of goods on the
move. Being able to follow an item or items at every stage of its logistics
lifecycle means that whoever is responsible for the batch at any given time
knows exactly its status and whereabouts.
How can I export from the UK?
The logistics of export are one of the cornerstones of a successful international
business. You can endure on home markets, but the further afield you can
distribute your product, the wider your customer base and potentially, the
larger the revenue.
Moving goods within the EU at the moment has...
How can a customer portal help my business?
One of the most important things customers need is a clear understanding
of their products throughout the warehousing and distribution process. Accessibility and connectivity are key parts
of the jigsaw when building and strengthening a successful business. One way that
businesses can have a...
Traceability, stock control and labelling
What is batch traceability? Hygiene standards and
food safety are rarely out of the headlines, with new reports of food products that
have been stored incorrectly or contaminated. If a problem emerges with the
quality of food products during storage, causing it to reach the consumer in a worse
Why should your logistics provider have BRC accreditation?
sure you have the latest and best accreditations in place is a key component of
any company’s competitiveness. It is
equally important that your supply chain also has the latest and best
accreditations in place too. In
particular, it is vital that the logistics partner that...
How does exporting goods strengthen my business offering?
The export business can be a lucrative one, but it does require a certain
amount of application and commitment from the business owners. Not every company
wants or needs to join the export market, but for the right company, the
opportunity to sell your products abroad and enter foreign markets can...
WOWing customers with super-nutritional drinks
Another of Boughey’s latest customers is London-based WOW Drinks. What makes WOW stand out is the honesty, integrity and no-nonsense approach to its drinks. The healthy premium drinks market is a crowded one, with many different companies extolling the virtues of many different products. WOW Drinks...
The year in store
At the start of a new year, it’s always an exciting time to look ahead and see what the next 12 months has in store. In the first half of 2019, there are four key exhibitions and conferences that cover various aspects of Boughey’s offering, from packaging solutions to product showcases that are key...
Babease: nurturing our future’s foodies
Set up in December 2015, Babease has introduced an exciting new range of tasty, healthy food designed specifically for babies, but which is in no way traditional ‘baby food’.Originally the brain-child of top chef, Tom Redwood, the team at Babease believes that babies should be introduced to amazing...
Christmas delivery time is here
Christmas is the busiest retailing period of the year and logistics requirements over the festive period need to be carefully planned. Delays or failures to deliver can not only damage profit margins but can do lasting damage to a business’ reputation.In these days of e-fulfillment, retail customers...
Boughey welcomes latest Palletline customers
Since Boughey became a Palletline member in 2015, we have enabled more than 100 local customers to benefit from the scale and efficiencies of the UK\'s leading palletised distribution specialists.As members of Palletline we have joined the co-operative of around 90 members to provide cost-effective,...
Spreading the love!
Gü is a dessert brand that will make your mouth water. The company was founded in 2003 by entrepreneur James Averdieck and in 2010 it was bought by Noble Foods. Gü’s initial launch was with three products – two chocolate mousses and a chocolate soufflé, served in glass ramekins. From its...
Boughey appoints new Transport Operations Director
With the on-going success of Palletline and the increased focus on the export side of the business, Boughey Distribution continues to grow and develop. In light of this, the company has appointed Neil Trotter as Transport Operations Director, with responsibility for all outbound transport operations...
A Halloween Spooktacular!
Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, originates from the Celtic festival of Samhain, where revellers lit bonfires and wore masks to keep evil spirits away. Our modern day Halloween celebrations have evolved beyond recognition from those early rituals. Many people still dress up in masks and spooky costumes...
Boughey fulfilling your distribution needs
Following the launch of our e-fulfilment service from our warehousing operation in Cheshire, we thought we’d celebrate it with a look at just what exactly e-fulfilment is and does.E-fulfilment is a way of businesses distributing products via fulfilment centres. This centre is a physical location where...
Boosting export efficiency with new appointment
Customer requirements are becoming ever more complex and we are experiencing a real surge in the amount of goods requiring export. As a result we have invested considerable resources in the export side of our business. We have recruited Ruslanas Zubkovas as our new Export Operations Supervisor, heading...
Welcome to new contract packing manager
We are delighted to report the appointment of a new contract packing manager. Jim Lord has joined The Packing Room at Boughey with over 16 years of distribution experience. Having worked for companies including Screwfix, B&M, Pets at Home and New Look, he has a wealth of experience and understanding...
Memberships and accreditations – what we have and why we have them
Boughey Distribution is a member of various important industry bodies and associations, which are an integral part of our business. Accreditations prove our integrity and ability to adhere to the highest standards. As well as looking for innovative ways to grow our business, we are always striving to...
The shows must go on
Spring is with us, which means that it’s exhibition season again – a time of year to think about where and how to show off your wares. Trade shows are a key aspect of the warehousing and logistics calendar, with shows on many aspects of the industry, from food and packaging, to technology and mechanical...
NWF buoyed by profits in agricultural sector
NWF Group, which has Boughey as one of its core businesses, has enjoyed an impressive rise in income revenues for the equivalent period in 2016/17. The agriculture and distribution business has seen a significant rise in profits in the six months up to the end of November 2017. This is encouraging to...
Weathering the storm with Boughey
Living on our rainwashed, often windswept island, we do not often suffer extremes of weather such as those that residents of the USA have recently experienced. However, it is not unusual for regions of the UK to suffer flooding, high winds and, in winter, occasional heavy snowfalls and many scientists...
How to become an HGV driver
Here at Boughey Distribution, we have a full-time staff of highly-trained, fully-qualified drivers operating our vehicles. But if you’re just starting out, what are the qualities and qualifications needed to set you on the road to a new career as a HGV driver. Large Goods Vehicles (LGV)...
Inside the factory with Typhoo tea
You may have caught Boughey’s ‘five minutes of fame’ last year when we featured in BBC2’s popular Inside the Factory series. In the ‘Tea Bags’ episode, celebrities Greg Wallace and Cherry Healey followed the journey tea makes, from the day it is picked in Kenya to its delivery as teabags...
Casting BougheyNET wider
Did you know, thanks to BougheyNET, our cutting-edge web portal, our customers have access to real-time stock management tools, which have already increased customer POD and report self-service by 90%?The portal offers a comprehensive range of functions, which means our customers can easily process and...
Appointment of Danny Earp as Warehouse Operations Director at Boughey
We are delighted to announce the recent promotion of one of our own to the position of warehouse operations director. Danny Earp joined us 13 years ago in September 2004 straight out of university as a warehouse clerk. Initially an eight-week role, he rapidly secured a permanent position. His...
Top marks from BRC for Boughey
We have been awarded A+ rating on our recent audit by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for Global Standard for Storage and Distribution. The objective of this certificate is to ensure that product integrity throughout the storage and distribution process is maintained and that customer confidence...
Going for organic
Organic food comes only from trusted sources. In a nutshell, organic means the highest standards of animal welfare, fewer pesticides, no artificial colours and preservatives, no routine use of antibiotics and GM Free. Earlier this year, the 2017 Organic Market Report revealed that the organic products...
Efficiency in motion – driver training
Every year, thousands of drivers complete their HGV training and then drive some of the heaviest, most powerful and extremely expensive vehicles on the road. The training is good but years pass and it is easy to develop poor driving habits. These can not only lead to potentially catastrophic accidents...
Technology is a part of daily lives, with phones we can watch TV shows, films and football matches on, or choose a restaurant, or book a holiday. Our working lives too are increasingly affected by innovations, with quantum leaps forward in the way wireless technology joins up the workplace and the wider...
Warehousing in the Future
Just like the way we work and the way we shop, warehousing and logistics are changing. It’s all about managing customers’ expectations, which are now higher than ever. Digital information can be stored in the Cloud, but physical products can’t. No matter how sophisticated the tech gets, the...
Getting the right mix. Mixed pallets and shared loads – how they work for SMEs
SMEs who may only have comparatively small consignments to transport can take advantage of a large scale distribution operation but avoid wasting a huge amount of money by making the most of mixed pallets and shared loads services.All our customers can share the cost benefits of trucks leaving our warehouses...
New trucks for Boughey
By the end of October 2017 we will have replaced our 100 strong fleet of trucks with Mercedes-Benz Actros. Our selection followed an innovative 16 week driving trial, including competitive ‘shoot-outs’ with four different manufacturers: MAN, Volvo, DAF and Mercedes.
Over 4 months, four drivers...
Boughey Distribution joins the Palletline fleet
Boughey Distribution (Boughey) has become a member of Palletline – the UK's leading palletised distribution specialists. Its new fleet of Palletline trailers will be delivering and picking up from the Central Hub in Birmingham. The news comes as Boughey looks to further expand its service and is exploring...
Boughey Recognise 20 Years Outstanding Service
Boughey Distribution this month recognised several employees with 20+years' company service, with a presentation at our Cheshire Head Office.Hosted by Managing Director Keith Forster, staff
from across the operational and administrative spectrum were presented with a monetary
award, scale model Boughey...
Boughey's IT team is the clear winner at UKWA awards
The IT team at Wardle-based Boughey Distribution Ltd has achieved great success at this year's UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) awards. At the prestigious annual luncheon, Boughey's team beat some stiff competition to take home the Team of the Year Award 2014.The award was presented to the company that...
Boughey staff support Prostate Cancer UK
Over recent months staff at Boughey Distribution, one of the UKs leading ambient grocery logistics company's, have been raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. It all started with the inaugural Mark Smith Memorial Golf Day, held in memory of our colleague who sadly passed away earlier this year. The golf...
Major contract renewal
CONTRACT WITH PRINCES LIMITEDNWF Group plc announces that its food distribution division, Boughey Distribution Ltd, has renewed a significant contract with Princes Ltd to continue providing warehousing and distribution of Princes food and drink products into the UK grocery market. The long term contract...
Latest trading position - September 2013
levels at Boughey Distribution have been higher than anticipated in the first
quarter of its financial year, according to parent group NWF. In
a trading update, NWF chairman Mark Hudson said: ìIn the Food division, the
movement of consolidating customers to the primary consolidation site...
Innaugural Mark Smith Charity Golf Day
Sadly, our colleague Mark Smith recently lost his battle with prostate cancer. In his memory and to raise much needed funds for Prostate Cancer UK, the first Mark Smith Memorial Golf Day was held on Saturday 27th July at Pryors Hayes Golf Club, Tarvin, Cheshire.The event was sponsored by Arco and attracted...
Boughey Appoint New Health and Safety Manager
Boughey Distribution is delighted to announce the appointment of Stacey Callear as Health and Safety Manager. Stacey has over 20 years experience in the health and safety field. She started her career in nursing, which is what sparked her interest in the discipline. She took an unconventional route to...
Boughey test new Schmitz Cargobull Euroliner
The trailer joins Boughey's 226-strong trailer fleet and will be used for general UK distribution. It will be monitored by the company's group fleet engineer, Paul Brimelow, who will assess how it copes with UK operations as opposed to conventional curtainsiders. The trailer features the FIXStrap proprietary...
Make us your first port of call. Boughey and Peel Ports.
With 40 mil tonnes of cargo arriving into Liverpool Port each year, Boughey Distribution is taking the opportunity to work closely with Peel Ports Group, which own Liverpool Port, to ensure the Port's customers are offered an attractive deal for their products' onward journey. Boughey's site at Wardle,...
Boughey Celebrate Top Award Win at UKWA
Wardle-based Boughey Distribution's Steve Nelson is celebrating following his win at the annual awards presented by the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) in London earlier this month (July). Steve has been named Warehouse Manager of the Year.Steve joined Boughey three years ago, knowing that...
NWF Group Results
At the NWF Annual General Meeting on 20 September 2012 the following statement was made by the Chairman, Mark Hudson: The Group continues to trade in line with management\'s expectations at this early stage of the year. Net debt is also in line with expectations, reflecting usual seasonal fluctuations......