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Welcome to the 1 May Warehouse & Logistics News, Britain’s number one title for the industry. We hope you all had a great Easter, Royal Wedding and May Bank Holiday break, and got to relax at some point.

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There’s another Bank Holiday to look forward to on Monday 30 May, but for the moment it’s back to business, with WLN here to bring you the latest news about the industry and the products and services you need to succeed.

In this issue we’ve got our Floors and Floor Care feature, focusing on this crucial part of the warehouse that’s all too often taken for granted until it starts to show wear and tear. When that happens, repairs become a matter of urgency, but generally commercial pressures mean they have to be fitted in when there’s time – so work ends up being done in the middle of the night, at the weekend or over bank holidays.

If you were fortunate enough to get a break in the last few weeks, spare a thought for flooring experts the Nationwide Diamond Group, whose co-founder and co-director Jon Wilcox we interview in this issue.

Nationwide Diamond Group comprises two companies, Nationwide Concrete Flooring, who install concrete floors and floor slabs, and Nationwide Diamond Contracts, who maintain and repair them. With the growing emphasis on narrow aisle, VNA and guide by wire to maximise performance in modern warehouses, the ultra flat floors these operations need are a growing part of Nationwide’s business, bringing them into contact with the elite group of forklift suppliers and racking providers who don’t just supply kit but take on the management of major turnkey projects.

Nationwide Diamond Contracts offers a 24-hour, 7 days a week maintenance and repair service for warehouses, pharmaceutical companies, car showrooms, retail stores and supermarkets.

With demand growing substantially for their services, Nationwide Diamond Group’s turnover has doubled in the last year, with prestigious clients like Cambridge University and Lidl often calling for their expertise during their downtime, meaning at weekends, Christmas and Easter.

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Happy reading!

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