About Bowker Transport

W.H. Bowker Limited was established in 1919 and remains a family-owned logistics operator. Providing over 1.2 million ft2 of warehousing across 7 strategically located distribution centres, the fleet now consists of over 175 vehicles & 350 trailers. Specialising in supporting businesses within regulated markets; our value-added services, bespoke IT solutions and customer service levels are what makes us different.

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Our Heritage

Bowker has developed into one of the largest privately-owned transport & warehousing companies in the UK but the company’s foundations were built from humble beginnings. It all started 103 years ago in Blackburn, Lancashire. William Henry Bowker used his war gratuity to buy his first vehicle and began making local deliveries. It wasn't long before he'd assembled one of the largest fleets in the area. Learn more about Bowker’s history.

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Our Services

We provide the complete range of transport and warehousing services from our strategically located distribution centres which are located throughout the UK. Our services go above and beyond what you might expect from a 3PL company. Along with general services such as palletised storage and next-day UK distribution, we also provide an array of added-value services such as complex picking & packing warehousing solutions through to international distribution.

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Our Values

Effective working in partnerships with colleagues, customers and suppliers have been Bowker’s fundamental building blocks. These principles have remained unaltered since 1919.

  • Communication
  • Commitment
  • Care
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Compliance & Accreditations

Handling goods within regulated markets requires specialist knowledge and skills. To ensure we are up to speed with the latest information we are continuously updating our accreditations.

We understand the importance of compliance and adhering to industry regulations. Dedicated teams of experts are focused on keeping up-to-date with any changes to best practices, industry operating procedures and updates to compliance.

Contact us

Email us at enquiries@bowkergroup.co.uk, call us on 01772 628800 or complete our quick form.

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Looking for Bowker Motor Group?

Bowker diversified its activities in 1984 with the acquisition of Clock Garage in Accrington - the authorised BMW dealership for East Lancashire. Today, The Bowker Motor Group Division incorporates the BMW and Mini Dealerships in Lancashire, a luxury used-car dealership in Ribble Valley and a BMW Motorrad Dealership in Preston. In May 2019 Bowker opened a state-of-the-art Porsche Centre in Preston.

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