Import Services “has business expansion on the horizon” as it partners with University Games and Little Birdy

The consolidated business between University Games and Paul Lamond Games has turned to Import Services to handle the company’s logistics, providing the firm with the “optimum route to market for imported product to the UK and Ireland, as well as continental Europe.”

On the day that Brexit is finally delivered, Import Services has detailed a number of new or extended partnerships with those in the toy and gifting space, looking for simplified services such a shipping and freighting.

Just this week, Little Birdy, a leading distributor of lifestyle brands, specialising in the gifts and stationery sectors, with offices established in Dubai and London, also took up a new contract with Import Services.

Mike Thomas, client services director, said: “We are thrilled to have won the tender to consolidate University games’ group business based on our compelling port-centric logistics model which provides the optimum route to market for imported product to UK / Eire & Continental European customers.

“Meanwhile, Import Services is moving into new market sectors and Little Birdy Group is the first step in this direction, as we head into an exciting new decade with business expansion on the horizon.”

University Games managing director, Richard Wells, stated: “We’re delighted to be working with Import Services, having seen first-hand the advantages of their port-centric location and in-depth retail knowledge.”

The Paul Lamond product portfolio boasts an impressive array of well-known brands including Game of Thrones, Roald Dahl, Horrible Histories and the iconic Kersplatt!

At the same time, Little Birdy Group is now all set to benefit directly both from Import Services’ logistics model and their retail supply chain knowledge.

Brands represented by the Little Birdy Group comprise Ted Baker, Alice Scott, ban.do, kikki. K, Mews Collective and Ridley Games.

Jodie Thorpe, co-founder and managing director of The Little Birdy Group, said: “Our expanding multi-channel networks demand speed to market from bonded DC facilities, criteria met by Import Services.”

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