International energy logistics provider Peterson has joined the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme, a government-led initiative aimed to boost the local economy through investment in skills, innovation, transport and culture.
Peterson has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and is a major employer supporting clients with integrated logistics services from key locations across England including West Cumbria, Heysham Port, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Port.
Jason Hendry, Regional Director at Peterson, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the Northern Powerhouse and join a network of more than 200 organisations working together to drive business growth in North of England.
“Peterson’s integrated logistics services and supporting technologies play a vital role in the supply chain and our focus remains on investing in the business, developing our workforce and supporting clients with their global logistics requirements.”
Peterson continues to expand its business in England and has recently announced two significant contract awards from Sellafield Limited and Shell.
A four-year contract with Sellafield Limited will see Peterson continue as the operator of the Control Tower and Security and Distribution Centre (S&DC) at Lillyhall, which includes managing inbound logistics, warehousing and secure distribution of goods.
The contract award from Shell includes quayside, warehousing and transport services from Peterson’s Lowestoft base and is set to continue until at least January 2022.
Peterson has also announced this month the completion of a new fuel bunkering facility at its supply base at Lowestoft Port to support clients operating in the UK Southern North Sea. The new fuel facility has the capability and capacity to service any vessel that comes into the port.
Welcoming Peterson to the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme, Mark Jenkinson, Member of Parliament for Workington, said: “I am delighted that Peterson, a national business with a base in my constituency is demonstrating their support for the northern economy by becoming a Northern Powerhouse Partner.
“As the business enters its centenary year, I welcome their greater commitment to our area and look forward to working with them on future projects in West Cumbria and throughout the wider county.
“The energy sector is key to our local economy and I think it is excellent that a business that works in and supports this sector is now at the forefront of policy for businesses in the North.”