An HMRC investigation into Hermes’ use of self-employed couriers could have implications for the entire parcels sector, according to an industry expert. The carrier is facing the threat of investigation after a series of articles by the Guardian newspaper, and later a report from Frank Field MP, claimed it was mistreating its couriers and paying some below the national living wage. This led to business minister Margot James referring the issue to HMRC earlier this month, although it is yet to confirm whether it will conduct an investigation. Parcels market analyst Frank Proud from Apex Insight said that if […]
Hermes has appointed two new board members to help support its plans for growth in the home delivery market. Ex-Parcelforce board member Gary Winter has joined the company as sales and marketing director, along with Jane Naumkin as human resources director. Winter has experience of the parcel industry through his previous roles as head of business development at Royal Mail packets and business transformation director at Parcelforce. He has also worked for UK Mail, Pitney Bowes and PFE International and […]
ArrowXL has appointed Lynne Dixon as its strategic account director to support its next stage of growth and development.