First Choice Group is Moving

06 April 2017


First Choice Group, the UK’s number one supplier of catering spare parts, is about to get a whole lot bigger and a whole lot better!

Over the next few weeks, the company, recently acquired by global distribution leader Parts Town, is relocating to a new multi-million-pound home on Staffordshire’s exclusive Kingswood Lakeside site. The move will not only sustain capacity growth in spare parts supply but also reinforce its absolute commitment to providing outstanding customer service and support.

New Build Almost There

With a workforce of more than 150 people, First Choice, established in 1999, has already outgrown its own revenue streams.
Managing Director, John Whitehouse, said: “The company has reached a new Zenith.
“The move to Lakeside gives us the chance to raise our levels of professionalism ever higher. The business is, intellectually, on the cusp of going from being mid-size to a highly professional corporate entity.
“Our acquisition by Parts Town, a $300-million distribution company, will also help take us to the next level and enhance the customer experience.”

New Office Warehouse

Moving to its new state-of-the-art, three-storey, 100,000 square-foot facility will help First Choice Group to identify, attract and exploit new avenues of business. It will also rubber-stamp company ambitions to extend its manufacturer training provision through its specialist training division Combico UK.

Technical Training manager with Combico UK, Martin Dagnall, said: “The new building will allow candidates to train on-site with several fully equipped and functional kitchens boasting the very latest catering equipment and technology. Comprehensive packages will be tailored to provide insight into the range of cooking appliances manufactured by these companies.”

The move to Lakeside begins in earnest on Good Friday, 14th April, when staff will start to move the warehouse and stock across to the new site. Over the course of the following three weeks, the different areas of the business, including sales, purchasing, marketing, IT, accounts and returns, will be relocating one at a time.

The intention is for all staff, stock and facilities to be together in First Choice’s new headquarters by the start of business on Tuesday May 2. From this date onwards our new address will be: First Choice Group, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock WS11 8LD.

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Published : 06 April 2017 11:41