Gardman reactivates King's Lynn site and re-employs ex-staff in the aftermath of Daventry fire
Gardman is reactivating its site at King's Lynn and 25 former staff are being re-employed as the company recovers from the devastating fire at its new distribution centre in Daventry on March 12.
Here is the full statement from Gardman:
Following the fire at our distribution centre in Daventry on 12th March, we evaluated several different options but quickly made the decision to reactivate our site at King's Lynn.
We’re very pleased that more than 25 previous Gardman employees are returning to join our team of over 50 staff at King's Lynn. Their years of expertise will really help us get the operation up and running quickly.
We have already diverted stock from UK ports and the stock arriving from overseas to King's Lynn. We have also received the first delivery of Wild Bird Care from our UK supplier.
Customers should expect Gardman sales representatives to make contact early w/c 26th March to advise them on stock availability and ordering. Customers can also download an order form from the trade section of our website.
In the meantime, we continue to liaise with Northamptonshire Police and the other emergency services and remain thankful that there were no injuries.
We have received many expressions of support from our customers and suppliers and we would like to thank you all for your patience during this difficult period as we put our recovery plan into action.
We will continue to update you as we progress via our website