2020: A Year in Review

December 30, 2020

With the outbreak of Covid-19 people have experienced many hardships both personally and professionally. I am very proud of the Leverbrook team and the reaction we have shown in being able to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Furthermore, I would like to thank everyone that has played a part in battling this pandemic and shown true humanity in this time of need.

The Importance of Generosity 

This year has shown more than ever the importance of generosity, compassion and the positive impact that helping one another can have.  Not only to ones’ physical condition but also to our collective mental health. With this in mind, this year we have made special contributions to two charities that we hold close to our hearts: The Wirral Food Bank and The Charles Thompson Mission.

The Wirral Food Bank: they do a brilliant job making sure the most vulnerable people are given warm food, which provides the required nourishment.  https://wirral.foodbank.org.uk 

The Charles Thompson Mission: supports the homeless by providing them with warmth and personal hygiene items through food, clothing and essential items.   https://charlesthompsonsmission.org.uk

New Markets

We are very pleased to announce 2020 has been a really positive year for the company on the whole.  Perhaps, most excitingly we have expanded our customer base into new markets in Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. These are two areas that hold great potential for us and I am keen to see what the future holds for Leverbrook in these emerging markets. Throughout 2021 we are actively seeking new business partners across the globe with which to collaborate with.

Company Restructure

Leverbrook has undergone a restructure of our personnel within the company. My dad, Gary Winstanley Senior, has after many years as our managing director, decided to transition into the position of Chairman. I am therefore honoured to be writing this piece as the new managing director of our company. I have a really clear vision of how I want to take the company forward and am looking forward to this vision becoming a reality. Additionally, Craig Fox, our former warehouse manager, has been promoted to the role of business development manager. He has demonstrated great enthusiasm and a conscientious nature. Liam Jones, formally his deputy, has stepped up and thrown himself eagerly into the role of warehouse manager.

Export Management Services and Conclusion

The final point I would like to address is the record number of UK companies that have approached us this year to deal with their export queries and drive their sales abroad.  There are so many opportunities internationally for British business that we can explore together.  I would like to leave you with a quote I recently read that resonated with me and I believe represents Leverbrook Export;

‘Large enough to cope, small enough to care’.


Best regards,

Gary James Winstanley, Managing Director.