Birmingham Wholesale Market Company (BWMC) has been set up to run the market on behalf of Birmingham City Council and the tenants who trade here. BWMC is a 50:50 joint venture between Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Wholesale Fresh Produce Association (BWFPA) to run the Wholesale Market of the Hub. The Hub industrial estate in Witton is the new home for Birmingham Wholesale Market.
BWMC has been created to enable the management of the HUB to operate to the highest standards, with efficient control of costs, and flexibility in the delivery of services for the tenants and customers.
BWMC have engaged Colliers International as the property management lead to maintain the estate.
BWMC employ a 3-strong onsite team who are led by the General Manager and all working in liaison with Colliers International, and the various staff to ensure a well-managed site:
- Security (provided by Supreme Services)
- Waste (provided by Axil Integrated Services)
- Cleaning (provided by Clean Image)
- Pest control (provided by Rentokil)
- Planned (provided by Colliers International and Linakers)
Birmingham Wholesale Market Company aims to provide an attractive, modern and professional market for tenants and customers alike.
The creation of the new Birmingham Wholesale Market is a unique concept aimed at creating a market environment for the tenants that offers the only fully integrated fresh produce wholesale market in the UK.
Customers will find Birmingham Wholesale Market’s modern single building a more attractive environment to visit than any other UK wholesale market.
Working with the tenants BWMC will assist in identifying opportunities for them, and support them to turn those opportunities in real business and will ensure they have a working environment that will encourage innovation and world class facilities.
The BWMC values will be a fusion of those held by Birmingham City Council and the BWFPA.
- Increase the number of employment and training opportunities for local people, improving the employment opportunities for local people through training, apprenticeships and offering employment to the local workforce.
- Support the local economy by choosing suppliers close to the point of service delivery where possible, building the local economy by supporting local businesses and building the supply chain locally.
- Help to develop local communities through the provision of both practical and financial support.
- Enable staff to be developed and paid the Living Wage wherever this is possible and consistent with the BWMC high end objectives. We will evidence how our organisation will support staff development and welfare.
- We will show evidence how our organisation will protect the environment, minimise waste and energy consumption and use other resources efficiently.
- Ensure that highest ethical standards employed in all operations and within the supply chain.
- Operate an equal opportunities policy.
- Seek innovative solutions to issues arising from environmental and sustainability issues.