What’s the job?
Gregory employs over 1,500 people in 26 operating locations across the UK, including our main depots in Cullompton, North Tawton and Bristol.
Archibald John Gregory started the business, hauling coal from the station to the local wool factory with a horse and cart. Nine months later, the horse died and was replaced by a 2.9 litre, 4-cylinder Model T motor lorry – the beginning of the Gregory family’s entry into the motor transport industry.
Turnover reached £8.5 million and 12 acres of land were purchased at Cullompton in Devon for a new regional distribution centre as the North Tawton depot was at saturation point.
Today, the company has migrated out of the South West and operates from 26 sites spread from the West Country to Scotland. We have 500 trucks covering 70 million miles per year, 1,500 employees and an annualised turnover in excess of £140 million.
The Gregory Group is a privately-owned distribution and logistics business based in the West of England with transport networks and covering the whole of the UK.
With a prominent position as the South West’s regional transport operator, we specialise in moving a wide range of finished goods and raw materials across many industry sectors in and out of the region and throughout the UK, underpinned by a reputation for consistent delivery and exceeding customer expectations.
Our services include:
- Storage and order assembly;
- Distribution of quarter, half and full pallets;
- Transport of part and full loads;
- Ambient, temperature controlled and hazardous consignments;
- Biosolid and bulk liquid tankers;
- Walking floors, flatbeds, bulk tippers and hook lifts.
We also specialise in creative, fully tailored and cost effective 3PL solutions that add value to our customers.
Working for Gregory Distribution
Guaranteed 48 hours per week, competitive salary, weekly pay and uniform provided.
We operate Scania 44-tonne artic vehicles, Scania 26-tonne rigid vehicles and Volvo 12-tonne rigid vehicles. We deliver anything from garden sheds to organic peroxides. We are a member of the Palletline network and also a member of the Hazchem network and distribute pallets in the south west on behalf of other logistics companies like Rhys Davies, Bibby Distribution and Norbert Dentressangle. We cover a local distribution area from Bristol to Bournemouth and down to Lands End.
Typical Days Work
Normal start time 07:30 – Pick up manifest giving the day’s work, complete daily vehicle checks, check and secure load, make deliveries throughout the south west updating your PDA (personal digital assistant) when completing your deliveries. When the deliveries have been completed liaise with the operations team to find out what collections need to be made on behalf of our local customers, return to the depot wash and re-fuel your vehicle, collect your labels from the Transport Office and label your collected pallets. Finish for the day for a well-earned rest.
Gregory Distribution is a forward thinking company that invests in its staff and has constant onward training programmes. GDL is also in the top 30 of the largest 100 haulage companies. As a company we follow the guiding principles created by John Gregory with regards to the service we offer our customers, the way we support each other and the way we plan for the future of the company.