Chairman's Message

Welcome to the World of Woodland.

I hope you enjoy discovering more about us, what we stand for and the opportunities our team of experts are proud to deliver globally through a range of innovative and bespoke solutions.

I founded Woodland Group in 1988 with a vision to provide a fresh, new customer-focused approach to the industry – we have since grown to become the leading independent supply chain business with own locations across the USA, UK, Ireland, Asia, and mainland Europe, supported by longstanding independent partners and suppliers worldwide that closely align with our values. We are trusted by our extended network, close partners, clients, Woodlanders, suppliers, and wider community members for our personal approach to delivering forward-thinking, agile solutions that future-proof businesses and systems, and create growth opportunities for all.

The last few years have seen our industry and communities faced with continued social, political, and economic challenges. It has also seen processes, visibility, information sharing, and connectivity change the way we do business, as the industry has tested and adopted ever-advancing technology. This has brought with it new areas of risk, greater accountability, and opportunities to collaborate to create a positive impact and future growth, as an industry as well as a community. In response and guided by our values, we have continued to invest into our purpose of creating opportunity and delivering sustainable supply chains.

Woodland’s future-proofing SEED strategy (Sustainability, Ecosystem, Ecommerce and Digitalisation) continues to support our commitment to listening and serving our people, clients, and communities.

Thanks to our large team of incredibly dedicated Woodlanders across the globe, we are consistently being recognised for our supply chain solutions, dedication to delivering customer service excellence, and innovative approach to creating agile, bespoke solutions that suit you and your business. Our global reach, local expertise, and cutting-edge technology allows you to connect with your entire supply chain ecosystem, and optimise processes to cut cost and carbon.

You can reliably count on our passionate expert teams to always go the extra mile to build flexible solutions to meet your goals. This independent, agile approach is what enables us to make things as easy as possible for you.

We make sure that the systems we use are as flexible and as effective as we are, and continuously invest into developing and adopting the latest technology, delivering digital touchpoints to provide you with full visibility and control through the best business connectivity infrastructure available.

We have grown by listening to your needs. This has seen us expand beyond our extensive suite of global transport solutions to build our own dedicated customs teams on the ground across the globe to provide regulatory insights and support, a dedicated IT department and software company to deliver innovative digital solutions, and warehousing and fulfilment hubs worldwide providing the latest in e-fulfilment in addition to our sustainable supply chain solutions. Woodland’s own sustainability strategy continues to evolve to create a positive impact and longevity for all.

We pride ourselves on our diverse people. We strongly believe in nurturing talent, expertise and innovation and are committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of each team member.

Our vision is to build industry-leading expert teams that deliver personalised, thought-leading solutions with a view to share knowledge and create opportunities that support collective growth.

Kevin Stevens

Chairman & CEO