Logistics Manager Top 50 week starts with Westcoast in profile

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The first Logistics Manager Top 50 Service Providers webinar, in association with Westcoast, takes place on Tuesday 1st December at 10.30am – and will tell the growth story of the most successful logistics businesses in the UK.

By registering for this webinar you’ll be able to Join Logistics Manager Editor Christopher Walton in conversation with Westcoast Managing Director Alex Tatham and Logistics and Operations Manager Andy Newberry to discover how Britain’s largest privately-owned IT company is growing its supply chain, distribution, fulfilment and warehousing services for some of the largest brands in the world.

By watching you’ll also find out how Westcoast represents companies such as HP, Apple and Microsoft, and how it is diversifying its 3PL services for a wide variety of customers, including Estee Lauder.

You’ll also find out how, during the Covid crisis, it has been instrumental in providing product and services to the public sector: configuring thousands of laptops for schools and providing PC’s and printers for the Nightingale Hospitals and support for central government.

This webinar will also reveal who ranks 50 to 31 in the Logistics Manager Top 50 Service Providers 2020 – which tells the growth stories behind the largest and most successful 3PLs, 4PLs and logistics and supply chain service providers in the UK.

This is the first is a series of three webinars taking place throughout Top 50 Week – which is also sponsored by Clipper Logistics, Logicor and Kinaxia Logistics. More details will be revealed this week.

Register for this exclusive webinar now!

Westcoast have been an ever growing presence in the IT industry delivering IT distribution services across the UK and Ireland for over 35 years – but more recently and increasingly, the business is involved with delivering services on behalf of customers, suppliers and now third parties – some unconnected to the IT industry.

“Its easy to pigeon-hole Westcoast but that would be under-estimating our ever-expanding capability,” said Alex Tatham, managing director at Westcoast.

With hubs across Europe as well as over 600,000 sq ft of logistics space here in the UK, we now undertake logistics and supply chain services for some of the biggest names in technology as well as retail and consumer goods using our many years of logistics excellence and flexibility.

“Hence, what better way to announce that a £3 billion business is open for business but by sponsoring the Logistics Manager’s Top 50 Service Providers.  As we move towards Brexit and ever greater on-line fulfilment, Westcoast will continue to branch out within and beyond the IT industry.”

Meet the Speakers

Alex Tatham
Managing Director Westcoast
Alex has been in the UK IT Distribution channel for over 20 years. With a degree from Durham University in Zoology, Alex qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1987. Alex joined newly listed Ideal Hardware in 1995 and served time as Head of the Ideal Institute (training), Head of European Sales, Commercial Director and UK Managing Director before joining Westcoast as Sales & Marketing Director in 2008. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2014.

Andy Newberry
Logistics and Operations Director Westcoast
Andy has worked at Westcoast for over 17 years. He was previously Operations Director at Action Computer Supplies and Logistics Director at Insight. Westcoast distributes IT products such as PCs, notebooks, software and printers from firms including Apple, Lenovo and Microsoft. It has more than 14,000 customers across the UK and Europe including retailers, dealers and resellers.

Christopher Walton
Logistics Manager
Chris succeed the legendary Malory Davies as Editor of Logistics Manager in September 2019. He is the host of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards and the Logistics Manager and IntraLogisteX Connected webinars. Day-to-day Chris writes about all things supply chain; materials handling and industrial property and is curator of the annual LM Top 50 Service Providers. He has worked as a business journalist since 2002 and his career as a logistics journalist started in 2008

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