HRH opens Eddie Stobart centre

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Transaid’s Patron, visited Warrington to officially open the all-new Eddie Stobart Service Support Centre in Appleton Thorn. The Princess Royal welcomed Eddie Stobart as a new corporate member of Transaid.

The Princess Royal was met by Eddie Stobart Executive Chairman, William Stobart, for the opening of the company’s flagship depot. The official opening completes a £1 million project, which houses 200 employees from across the business. Facilities include the unique Eddie Stobart Training Academy, fleet operations, IT, HR, business systems and administration.

Executive Chairman William Stobart said: “We are delighted to welcome the Royal Patron of Transaid, a charity we are close to at Eddie Stobart. We’re very grateful to our guest for her support in opening the all-new Service Support Centre, which has been in the making since January 2014, and we are extremely proud of the facilities the new centre offers. The Eddie Stobart team here in Warrington, as always, has done us proud.”

Gary Forster, CEO of Transaid, said: “Corporate supporters are key to the success of our projects; their hard-earned knowledge, in addition to their financial contribution, allows our projects to reach more of the people who would benefit greatly from our help. We are delighted to see Eddie Stobart joining our corporate membership scheme and look forward to working together in the future.”

The new Appleton Thorn centre sees the company’s renowned fleet department and award-winning training academy move into the 60,000 sq ft purpose-built facilities in Warrington, from their previous sites in Widnes.