Jonathan Smith is to leave Yodel at the end of the year after leading the company through the integration of HDNL and the domestic B2B and B2C parts of DHL Express (UK), Motortransport.co.uk can reveal. A successor to Smith will be sought, but in the interim he will work alongside executive chairman Dick Stead. A spokesman for Yodel said: “Yodel has been transformed over the last 18 months and is now in a sound position with strength across senior management. […]
Last month MT exclusively revealed that Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith is to leave the parcels firm after two years in charge of the combined DHL Express Domestic UK and HDNL (not to mention 18 months in charge of the DHL business alone). Smith’s CV shows more than 20 years’ experience in parcels, including a spell as chief executive of City Link – before its problematic take-over of Target Express – and a regional director role at British Rail’s parcels […]
Yodel is seeking 5,000 additional drivers, self-employed couriers and warehouse staff as it gears up for the Christmas peak.
Almost a third of logistics companies fear new B2C delivery methods such as click and collect, viewing them as a threat to their businesses, according to a report by Barclays.