If you are looking for a Bradford courier – then don’t look any further! Same Day Dispatch Services Ltd offers delivery services not only throughout this great city and Yorkshire, but across the whole of the UK. In fact, if you are a business looking to streamline your supply chain with a reliable courier service, then we offer more than just everyday services. From pallet services to international courier services, to same day delivery services (from, to or via Bradford), we will get your consignment to its’s place of delivery in record time!
19th Century Bradford
The second largest city in West Yorkshire, Bradford’s metropolitan borough includes such well-known areas as Shipley, Bingley and Ilkley. Bradford first came to fame in the 19th century at the height of the industrial revolution. It was then, as a centre for textile manufacture, became recognised globally as the “wool capital of the world” (as Wikipedia puts it). This is where it earned its nicknames “wool city” and “woolopolis”. Many of the reasons for its prominence in the industrial explosion of the 19th century was it had easy access to such foundation materials as coal, iron ore and soft water (and of course sheep!)
De-industrialisation In The 20th Century
In the 20th century, the manufacturing industries of this northern city went into decline, but couriers will be glad to hear that the industries which have taken the place of wool are very much reflective of modern consumer needs. However, statistics show since the de-industrialisation Bradford has suffered from poverty, social and economic challenges
Your Courier and Bradford Industry in the 21st Century
With a population of nearly 350,000, Bradford is the sixth largest city in England. Even though Bradford has seen some tough times, its £10 billion economy continues to grow and grow. Now, having left the wool trade behind, it is recognised for its prominence in finance (for instance the Yorkshire Building Society); the chemicals sector (BASF, Nufarm UK) electronics (Arris International); engineering (Powell Switchgear) and manufacturing Denso Marston, Hallmark cards, and Seabrook potato crisps. Morrisons has its head office in Bradford as does Yorkshire Water. In fact, to say Bradford has left the wool trade behind would be unfair – the British Wool Marketing Board also has its headquarters in Bradford.
In 2011, there were new plans to regenerate the centre of the city – a £17 million growth package by the government. This in turn has led to business rate relief and extra training to enable job seeking. Freeman Grattan Holdings, the highly successful mail order company has its head office in Bradford and employs over 300 people. The Broadway, the main shopping centre in Bradford is home to such names as Marks and Spencer, Next, Shue, H&M and Khaadi.
Transport and your
Any city in the UK may offer many diverse industries and may be calling out for that one trustworthy courier company. However, without effective transport and communication systems, deliveries can be unpredictable and perhaps expensive. But Bradford is served by a great transport system.
Trunk roads like the A647 allow access between close cities – Leeds and Halifax. The M62 unites Bradford with the UK motorway network while the Bradford canal (originally built to link the city with the Yorkshire limestone quarries) joins the city with important ports such as Liverpool and Goole. The city is serviced by the Leeds and Bradford Railway while Leeds Bradford airport is just 6 miles to the north-east of the city.
A Reliable Courier Service
If you are a business looking to seal communications and transport with a reliable courier service, then we can help. We can even offer a same day delivery service in the UK and parts of Europe. For further information call us on 0800 999 1010 or, if you need an estimate for your project, click here