Posted by westhaven1 on November 30th, 2012
We are pleased to announce that WWL has been appointed to the UK Advisory Network, established by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the goverment’s agency for promotion of export business. This select group of companies is made available to established and potential UK exporters to provide support services. In our case, this appointment follows our extensive work with SME’s to help them understand the procedures, regulations and methods involved in getting goods to overseas markets.
The UK Advisory Network section of the UKTI web site gives further details : http://www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/investintheuk/ukadvisorynetwork.html?null
Our listing can be seen under the headings International Trade Support or Courier Services
Posted by westhaven1 on May 23rd, 2012
Our parent group E. H. Smith, is one of the UK’s largest, privately owned builders’ merchants and they have recently switched on to the possibilities of supplying construction materials to export markets.
Architects are the ones who ‘specify‘ certain materials for construction projects. Building on their excellent reputation amongst UK architects, who are very prominent in the design of buildings and facilities overseas, E. H. Smith is hoping to establish itself as a major player in the supply of materials to overseas clients. As the group’s international logistics subsidiary, Westhaven Worldwide is at the forefront of this expansion into export markets.
EHS, having supplied the bricks for construction of Battersea Power Station - in it’s time, one of the largest brick-built structures in the world – is famous for it’s knowledge of all things to do with masonry. No surprise then that the group’s first venture into overseas markets involved the shipment of 9 container loads of bricks for a prestigious construction project in South Korea. As the group’s international logistics subsidiary, we were pleased to advise on loading procedures and to arrange maritime shipment.
Posted by westhaven1 on March 26th, 2012
On behalf of one of our major clients, we despatched four truck loads of landscaping equipment and materials to the magnificent Chateau de la Croe in Antibes, on the French rivieria.
The equipment is being used to landscape the gardens and private grounds of the chateau, which belongs to a famous Russian billionaire (clue: he owns a well know British football club….)
Built in 1927 for an English aristocrat, the chateau became the residence of the Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII. After Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936, he left England to marry Wallace Simpson. Huge sums were spent on the chateau to recreate the conditions that the former king had become accustomed to in royal life in England. The Duke and Duchess hosted glittering receptions, attended by royalty and politicians, including Winston Churchill. In the 1970′s a terrible fire swept through the building and grounds and, after many years of neglect, the chateau has recently been restored to it’s former glory.