Reliable, Flexible and Recommended: Enham 3PL’s Lasting Relationship with Fortnum & Mason
Widely regarded as the most luxurious store in the world, Fortnum & Mason has been providing a treasure trove of hampers, tea, coffee & sweet treats for over 300 years. For the last 8 years, Fortnum & Mason has been working with leading disability charity Enham Trust’s successful Social Enterprise Enham 3PL.
Formally Enham Packaging and Storage (EPAS), Enham 3PL offers a full third party logistics (3PL) solution that includes storage, contract packing by hand, and a range of simple operations, many that machines can’t achieve. Enham 3PL currently runs 15 production lines and a variety of mechanised handling equipment to offer just-in-time third party logistics.
“Originally, Enham 3PL was recommended to us by another large international company,” explains Fortnum & Mason’s Tea & Coffee Buyer, Florence Holzapfel. “At the time, our business was growing rapidly and we were looking for a reliable 3PL to support us.”
The importance of working with a Social Enterprise
A Social Enterprise operated by Enham Trust, Enham 3PL makes a valuable contribution to the success of the charity and provides the Trust’s disabled and disadvantaged clients with sustained employment opportunities; supporting Enham Trust’s national work, ensuring disabled and disadvantaged people across the country live lives of choice, control and independence.
“Enham Trust’s historic military background was of much interest to Fortnum & Mason, given our own history with the armed forces,” continues Florence. “And to work alongside a charitable organisation, particularly one that carries out such vital work across the country, is of great value.”
Experienced staff, high quality service
Employing a mixed-ability workforce of 29, the majority of whom have a range of physical and learning disabilities, Enham 3PL has 12 years’ experience in packaging pre-packed dry goods for a number of prestigious customers; securing a reputation as a reliable and efficient service.
“The quality of the work produced by Enham 3PL is high,” remarks Florence. “They are reliable, flexible and we would certainly recommend them to others, as they were to us, almost a decade ago.”
Building lasting relationships
Enham 3PL currently manages the administration, stock levels, and packaging fulfilment of 19 varieties of Fortnum & Mason Tea Gift Packs. Between January and August this year alone, Enham 3PL have fulfilled 12,826 cases; the projection between September and December standing at approximately 9,000.
“We enjoy using Enham 3PL; our working relationship is one we see continuing into the future. We’re pleased to be able to support such a good cause.”