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Denholm Logistics Group

    Denholm Logistics, based in Liverpool, provides all aspects of Logistics, and operates businesses from 46 locations throughout the UK and Ireland, in Forwarding, Warehousing, Distribution, Port Agency and Vessel Chartering. The business has experienced significant growth in recent years both organic, and by acquisition,  including expansion into Ireland by the purchase of Hamilton Shipping, and enlargement of its  export forwarding capability by the acquisition, in early 2017, of the African trade lane specialist,  Bennett & McMahon Agencies.

    The Logistics Group employs over 600 staff and serves 3,000 clients, and has built a first class reputation in its traditional markets such as forest, steel and stone products and is seen as a pioneer in UK port centric fmcg warehousing, and a leader in the cruise port services market.  The company is structured from small to medium size business units, allowing a flexible and responsive approach to clients, but at the same time underpinned by a large Divisional organisation, providing full end- to- end services and solutions.

    Denholm Logistics is a member of The Denholm Group, which celebrated 150 years of trading in 2016, and also operates four further divisions, in Shipping, Seafoods , Contracting and Oilfields.



    As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
    John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
    Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
    Phil James, Weightmans LLP
    Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
    James Douglas, ContainerPort
    Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
    Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
    Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
    John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
    I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
    Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
    As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
    Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
    Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
    Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
    Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
    Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell


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