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1919



William Henry Bowker establishes the business in Blackburn using his Army gratuity




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1925



The business continues to grow through the twenties




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1926



The business continues to grow through the twenties




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1949



Bowker continues to prosper until 1949 when all UK transport assets were nationalised. Bowker continue to operate as warehouse keepers




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1954



A change of government heralds de-nationalisation. William Bowker buys back a number of vehicles and rebuilds his transport business




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1955



The business is once again at the forefront of the UK haulage industry




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1961



Bowker takes first steps into Europe moving carpet machinery to Holland. The new service proves popular and experiences major growth




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1973



Hull office opens to handle increasing European volumes




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1976



A base is established in Zeebrugge to manage movements to and from Europe




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1978



Our first dedicated contract hire, working in partnership with packaging and chemical company Huntsman




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1984



The company diversifies with the acquisition of Clock Garage in Accrington – the authorised BMW dealership for East Lancashire




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1989



New head office and operations centre opens in Bamber Bridge, Preston




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2009



CBA WINNERS




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2012



CBA WINNERS




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2014



CBA WINNERS




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2015



Voted one of the top 20 Greatest British hauliers of all time




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2016



In November 2016, Bowker completes the purchase of Potter Logistics warehousing and distribution operations who were crowned 2015 Motor Transport Haulier of the Year.




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Today



Today, Bowker is a major UK and International transport and warehousing operator with 160 vehicles, 300 trailers and over 1 million square feet of warehousing.




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100th Year Anniversary



2019 marks Bowker's 100th Year Anniversary, making #Bowker one of the oldest road transport companies still operating in the UK today. A new livery has been launched which replicates the vintage blue, red and gold colour scheme historically used by the company. #BOWKER100




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100th Year Anniversary



2019 marks Bowker's 100th Year Anniversary, making #Bowker one of the oldest road transport companies still operating in the UK today. A new livery has been launched which replicates the vintage blue, red and gold colour scheme historically used by the company. #BOWKER100




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100th Year Anniversary



2019 marks Bowker's 100th Year Anniversary, making #Bowker one of the oldest road transport companies still operating in the UK today. A new livery has been launched which replicates the vintage blue, red and gold colour scheme historically used by the company. #BOWKER100




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100th Year Anniversary



2019 marks Bowker's 100th Year Anniversary, making #Bowker one of the oldest road transport companies still operating in the UK today. A new livery has been launched which replicates the vintage blue, red and gold colour scheme historically used by the company. #BOWKER100




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