• Harbour International

Harbour’s new Manchester HQ opened by Irish Minister of State

Our new custom built 43,000 sq. ft HQ in Trafford Park, Manchester formally opened this week, and we were delighted to have the ribbon cut by Irish Minister of State for Finance, Seán Fleming TD, who graciously found time in his St. Patrick’s week visit to the North of England and Scotland

Minister Fleming, joined by Consul General Sarah Mangan and Vice Consul Carina O’Brian from the Irish Consulate General for the North of England, was given a tour of the new Harbour premises, where he welcomed our investment in Manchester as a boost to the continuing growth of Anglo-Irish trade.



After the tour where he met staff, and a reception in the new boardroom, Minister Fleming gave a speech to invited guests, including Pall-Ex, British and Irish Trade Alliance (BITA), Business Connect, Bunzl, Widdop Bingham, and Rayburn, which was followed by the formal opening of the premises.

Steve Swinburn, UK MD of Harbour said “Today marks the culmination of months of hard work from everyone at Harbour Freight, as well as the start of an exciting new phase as we grow our market share and bring new services to the market. I’m very proud of everyone that has worked to make this happen - and would like to extend our grateful thanks to the Minister and the Irish Consulate General, as well as Pall-Ex, BITA, and of course our customers for supporting us on our special day.”