UK wholesaler plans six-figure warehouse update


Trading as Fashion Warehouse, discount wholesaler ML Wakefield of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, is planning an extensive upgrade of its 50,000 square feet warehouse facility.

Fashion Warehouse was formed by Tina and Martyn Wakefield in 1990. Since then, the couple have grown their business into a substantial company selling surplus stock from many leading retail brands from across the UK. Currently employing a staff of 32, the wholesaler sells an extensive array of products from homeware like beds, bed linen and other furniture to footwear and clothes. The new initiative follows the factory outlet firm securing finance of almost £1 million from Cambridge and Counties Bank for the refit.

Martyn Wakefield, commented:

“Fashion Warehouse has certainly grown into a business far beyond our initial hopes, and we are seeing strong, continued demand from our broad range of customers for our discounted products.”

The funding acquired will allow the wholesaler to remodel access points the site, offering connections to the main road and enhancing its distribution capability. Planned upgrades for the Wellingborough warehouse, which was once a factory operated by Dr Martens, will improve security measures fitted on the premises and update the electrical systems, including heating and lighting. Eco-friendly solar panels are also set to be installed.

Industrial properties upgrading their facilities can depend on skilled electrical contractors for advice and assistance when rewiring is required. Firms in locations like Wellingborough or Chester should only use an electrician who is certified to perform any work needed on site.

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