This year Chiltern will be reaching a significant milestone - 25 Years In Business.
Paul Jackson, Managing Director said: “The first 25 years have been a roller coaster of experiences, highs and lows, opportunities, challenges, and rewards. During this time I have seen many changes in the industry and I’m sure there are many more to come. But, I am very proud of what we have achieved - coming from a little cold store in Eaton Socon I could not have imagined what was to come. For me it has always been about being the best we can be. Chiltern has been a lifetime of work and would not have been possible without a long list of exceptional people working along side me to make it all happen".
As Chiltern continues to expand it’s services and reputation in the industry - let’s look forward to the next 25 years.”
Here is a walk down memory lane illustrating the continued growth and success of Chiltern.
1993 - Chiltern Cold Store Ltd was founded by Paul Jackson with a 100 pallet frozen cold store based in Eaton Socon. Pete Thompson soon joined as a shareholder. As did Paul Starks - the former FD.
1995 - Chiltern moved to Corby as Chiltern Cold Storage & Distribution Ltd. with 1000 pallets of rented frozen space.
1996 - John Davidson joined the team.
1999 - another move to own a site in Keyston
2001 - the move to Peterborough (next door at TDG) where Chiltern had 2500 frozen pallets
2002 - moved to current site renting 7000 pallets of frozen as well as chilled and ambient
2005 - expanded into HGV Logistics Fleet
2006 - Chiltern acquired the current site and became Chiltern Cold Storage Group Ltd. Paul Starks decided to leave the company
2007 - Brian Sagaseta joined the company
2008 - started the re-pack operation
2012 - built new ambient store on site for Pourshins expansion - a £1.3 million investment
2013 - expanded into the cold store at Bourne
2015 - launched a bespoke delivery service for Domino’s Pizza in Livingston
2016 - launched the same exclusive service in Highbridge, Somerset
2018 - 25th Year in Business