Nick Standing - Driver

Nick’s working life started in the Merchant Navy employed to carry out the commercial interests of UK registered ships. Nick worked on a cargo ship carrying anything from dairy goods to alcohol as he travelled around the globe.

After a couple of years at sea Nick had a change of direction and began working in the construction industry as a labourer and he was to spend three years working for the same construction company before moving down to Leicester from Beverley in Yorkshire in 1981.

Nick spent some establishing himself in the roles of warehousing and distribution with a UK wide distributor of shoes. During his eight years with this company he very soon gained a promotion to dispatch foreman and then moved on to an external role after acquiring his HGV licence. 

After a further four years in the distribution industry-in 1993 Nick moved to the nationwide distribution company, the Widdowson Group and he was to stay here over 23 years until he joined us here at Warren as our second full time driver.

Nick says it’s difficult to pin-point where he comes from as he had so many house moves during his childhood with his father being in the Forces. The family eventually settled in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Nick now lives in Glenfield in Leicestershire with his wife and enjoys spending time in his garden when he’s not working.     

 

 

 

Nick Standing

Latest News

  • Inside Sales Exec, Steve Pincott raising funds for the British Heart Foundation

    On Saturday 12th May our Inside Sales Exec, Steve Pincott will join two former school friends Tom and Noel in attempting the London to Oxford Trek, a 100km (62.1 miles) walk taking in Windsor, Cookham, Henley, and Abingdon. The annual trek is organised by the British Heart Foundation and all the money raised by those taking part will go towards supporting the vital work of the charity, including transplants, babies born with heart defects, heart attack treatment and pioneering diagnostic techniques and treatments.

  • David Plummer from Newtown Printers raises money for charity...and gets fit in the process

    Last summer, when David Plummer's daughter Nathalie had a frank discussion with him about his weight and lack of fitness, the conversation turned to finding an activity that could help David get on the road to fitness. When David suggested cycling the idea caused some mirth in his off-spring and presumably this spurred him on to prove to his daughter that he was capable of long-distance cycling.

  • Warren customer chooses BillerudKorsnäs White for luxury packaging

    When it came to selecting the best product for Lincolnshire based Kalas Packaging's new web-to-print e-commerce business, BillerudKornsäs White won the day. The new venture for Kalas goes by the name of Vanilla Reindeer and they believe they are the first manufacturer worldwide to offer personalised gift bags and gift packaging direct to the consumer.

  • Educating the women of Ghana through Action Aid

    Warren has been donating to Action Aid for over 25 years now and we're keen to continue to support the amazing work the charity carries out in the West African Republic of Ghana.
    Violence in the home and child marriages have been a way of life for some families in Ghana and with the help of Action Aid change is happening. From the account we received in a letter through Action Aid from one woman who had experience of her own daughter being kidnapped-the people of Ghana are seeing that their situation can improve through the education of all. Although entirely coincidental, on International Women's Day-our article is well timed.