A WREXHAM distribution firm is celebrating a major business boost after gaining top marks in an inspection at its new £3m warehouse.

The team at McCarthy Distribution are delighted the company has been awarded AA status following a recent inspection for the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Storage and Distribution.

The 21-metre-high centre, known as Elm Point, was officially opened in March this year by Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths.

For the Wrexham Industrial Estate-based business, it represents a dedicated drive by the entire 75-strong work force to ensure the top grade they held at their former site in Gresford for five years was maintained at their new state-of-the-art complex which has doubled the firm’s capacity.

Lee Travis, Quality Compliance Supervisor, was one of the main members of the team leading the bid to ensure the inspection was a success and said: “It’s a massive pat on the back for the whole team and we have all been so determined to ensure that Elm Point maintained the consistently high standard the company has been proud of for several years now.

“It was absolutely crucial for McCarthy Distribution that we made sure we got the AA grading. It’s a standard which our valued clients demand and it’s one which we care about upholding so all round, it’s been a real relief to get the news.

“It reinforces everything that the company stands for and builds customer confidence knowing that a key supplier of theirs is managing their products to a very high standard.

Mike McCarthy, McCarthy Distribution managing director, said: “I am really proud of the effort and dedication from the whole team to ensure we retained our very high standards at our new site and impressed the inspectors to gain the AA status.

“Gaining AA status was crucial to the ongoing success of the business. It sends a clear message to our very valued clients that we take the responsibility of looking after their products during storage and distribution very seriously and this is the backbone of everything we do and take pride in at McCarthy Distribution.”