The two powerhouse companies are leading, internationally-acclaimed players in logistics and transport. iPort Rail conducts freight services all around the country, moving 500 containers per day from their inland terminal in Rossington. Helping businesses export their goods to the rest of the world, they support cargo journeys all the way from port of entry to the warehouse door. Woodland Group now has two Doncaster facilities within the iPort hub, and has a very close relationship with iPort Rail, having joined forces to create a new rail service for Woodland clients as part of its carbon-conscious solutions to make substantial carbon savings to their transport chains.
As one of the UK’s leading independent supply chain companies, Woodland Group is recognised for creating opportunities and delivering sustainable supply chains, with offices as far afield as New York, Hong Kong and Delhi, as well as their numerous US, UK and Ireland locations. Given the expansive scale of their operations across transport, fulfilment, warehousing, customs as well as their digital capabilities, Woodland Group is renowned for delivering excellence and expertise to facilitate their clients’ global growth.
Their gold-tier memberships will see them get involved in local business development, member and industry discussions and enable them to take an active part in community matters while benefiting from the services available to those in the Chamber network, such as 1-2-1 business support, free legal, HR and tax services, as well as invitations to all future events.
Jade Dyer, Business Director, from Doncaster Chamber commented: “I am delighted to welcome these two companies into the Chamber network, as they are major economic powerhouses for the region. They bring a lot to South Yorkshire, with their state-of-the-art facilities, global operations and sterling reputations.
“We look forward to working with both iPort Rail and Woodland in the future to help connect them with other businesses, champion their achievements, address any challenges they may face, and to make their voices heard by national government.
“On that last note, it’s also great to welcome these major freighting firms into the network at a time when we are lobbying for Doncaster to be the new home of Great British Railway (GBR). We hope that the government takes notice of just how many businesses in the industry have already chosen to base themselves in our city and make the logical choice to situate GBR here too”.
Reflecting on why iPort Rail chose to join the Chamber, Managing Director Steve Freeman said: “For us, local connections are just as important as the national and international businesses we serve. Over the past few years we have put down strong roots in Doncaster and becoming members of the Chamber is natural next step. We’re looking forward to working closely with more businesses in the area over the weeks and months ahead.”
Luke Fermor, Woodland Group’s Head of Fulfilment, added: “As a business with offices all over the world, getting involved with local initiatives and taking an active part in local growth and development of opportunities are a key part of our Woodland DNA and purpose. We are excited to be joining the Doncaster Chamber network now, allowing us to further strengthen our relationships with other firms in the region and to get involved with important conversations about Doncaster’s future.”
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