Glencrest

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A Brief History

 

Glencrest was founded in 1996 by brothers Ross and Fraser Gourlay.

The business evolved from the family retail business of Delicatessen & Convenience stores.

In the early days the business operated from a small garage selling mainly clearance lines procured on night trips to wholesalers in England, in between shifts in the retail stores and delivered in an old Transit Van.

It was clear there was a large market for a delivery service to local businesses with a more formal product offering and quickly the business grew to service that market moving progressively in to larger premises over a period a couple of years and now operates from our 20,000 sq ft modern warehouse and yard in the west end of Glasgow.

The Business has grown steadily over those years and is now managed by the next generation of the family, Kari & Cameron, which since their involvement has seen a significant expansion of the business.

 

 

What we do

Glencrest are a key supplier of Soft drinks, confectionery, licensed products (AWRS Registered), crisps, snacks, catering products etc to a wide range of customers throughout Scotland.

Those customers include Local Authority, Leisure Trusts, Universities, Colleges, Schools, Nursing Homes, Restaurants, Bars, entertainment venues, Social Clubs, Sports Facilities, Golf Clubs, Outdoor events & caterers & convenience stores.

We deliver daily in our modern fleet of trucks, currently 12, to most areas from our 20,000 sq ft distribution depot in the west end of Glasgow.

We also operate a Confectionery Vansales division calling on retail convenience stores with a core range of confectionery products.

Our Tailored Solutions business offers a range of services to Brand Owners & manufacturers which as our name suggest can be tailored to meet your specific requirements from a short term distribution drive to longer term fully managed contracts.

Family Run Business

Glencrest are a family run business based in Glasgow, with the current management team having acquired in excess of 25 years experience in the drinks and confectionery field and all aspects of its sales and distribution

We offer both Cash and Carry or a delivered service using our own fleet of modern vehicles and through our links with the Sugro Distributions network, we are able to offer a comprehensive coverage of the UK.

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