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CLF Distribution completes Southampton move

By: David Howells
22 February 2012

CLF Distribution is set to begin hiring drivers after completing its relocation to larger offices in Southampton, pressonshd.com reports.

The company - which is a wholesaler of sports nutrition, health food and household goods - distributes over 12,000 products from a range of 800 brands. Recent expansion plans have seen the firm relocate from its old Salisbury base to a much larger centre in nearby Southampton.

The location was chosen just as much for the benefit of the workers as it was for strategy, as it is reasonably close to the cities of Bournemouth, Southampton and Salisbury - where many current staff members commute from.

CLF's new base is a 38,000 square foot warehouse at Vista Yard in Nursling comprises of first floor offices, a gated yard and on-site parking. The lease was signed for a minimum of ten years.

Currently employing 80 members of staff, the move is hoped to allow the business to continue with its aggressive expansion plans; following from the aim of double the workforce over just a year and a half.

Speaking to insidermedia.com about the move, managing director of CLF Distribution, Robin Holiday, explained: "Our decision to relocate follows growth across our business, particularly in sports nutrition, and as well as taking on larger premises, we anticipate doubling our staff numbers, creating around 80 new jobs in the next 18 months.

"Our current staff travel from Bournemouth and Southampton, as well as Salisbury, and Vista Park was able to offer the size of building and specification we required, in a location which was as convenient as possible for our existing employees."

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