Relocating a branch during lockdown 2.0!
Recently AJW Distribution moved from its current Chatteris branch into a brand new location but remaining in Chatteris. If moving a branch wasn’t hard enough at the best of
times, the branch moved and opened during lockdown 2.0!
We caught up with Charlotte Woods, who project managed the branch move from start to finish. Charlotte Woods commented on the project “We made the decision as a business to move the Chatteris depot back in July due to space at the current depot. As you can imagine with any depot move, it has been a challenge, but luckily moving during COVID has not caused us too many issues as we work within the construction industry.”
“This all changed when the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown in the final week before the move and I panicked. However, all the tradesmen who are working for us to ensure the success of our opening have been extremely supportive and committed to the work we had booked in. If they hadn’t been so supportive, then this would have caused a significant problem for us opening the new premises on Monday 9th November.”
“The whole team have worked so hard together to ensure we were ready to open the new depot on time and what a fabulous depot it will be. We look forward to welcoming our customers on-site for our call and collect service.”
The Grand Opening
The branch opened on 9th November and has already been warmly received by customers. As it opened during Government COVID restrictions, customers were still able to call in advance to place and collect their orders. Normal service has now resumed and AJW has implemented strict health and safety policies to ensure that there is zero contact between staff and customers.
Clair Bond, the Chatteris Branch Manager, said ” We feel very fortunate that we are an essential business and can continue to trade. It allows our customers to access the essential materials that they need, and we get to play our part in supporting the construction industry doing these challenging times.”
“Customers seem to be enjoying our call and collect service! It allows them to stock check before they come and visit the branch, and their order is ready for them before they show up. We have also seen customers taking advantage of our delivery service where we can get the materials to them directly on site.”
Where can you find the new AJW Chatteris branch?
The new Chatteris branch address is: Units 6 & 7 Honeysome Industrial Estate, Honeysome Road, Chatteris, PE16 6TG.
Tel: 01354 696 888
About AJW Distribution
AJW Distribution Ltd is an independently owned company which supplies roofing, cladding and general building materials to a wide variety of contractors, builders, building merchants and also to the general public. Whatever the size of the order, at AJW Distribution, we always go that extra mile to satisfy our customers’ requirements with a sharp focus on product quality and service even during a lockdown!