Former DPD director Charlie Shiels has been appointed as the permanent CEO of ArrowXL, after his predecessor Ian Howell stepped down in September. Shiels was filling the role on an interim basis, but today confirmed to MT he will remain in the post. “I never thought I’d be CEO, it was never in my plans, but it is what it is and it’s happened. Ian’s decided to do something else so good luck to him. The shareholder representative approached me […]
Building work for DPD’s £100m East Midlands parcel hub is likely to begin in August, following the granting of planning approval.
DX Group sales and marketing director Paul Doble has warned that online retailers are in danger of overwhelming capacity on their distribution networks in the run up to Christmas. Financial services firm Experian has predicted a 36% rise in online retail visits today and Doble said retailers should re-assess their delivery capabilities. Carriers are offering collection two working days before Christmas. TNT Express, DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UK Mail all said that 21 December is the last day they can […]
GeoPost UK is preparing for its Christmas peak by launching a recruitment drive across its InterLink and DPD businesses. The company is looking to fill 900 temporary vacancies, largely for drivers and sorters, to match the increase in parcel volumes in the run up to Christmas. Chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “Our aim is to give our customers the same high standards of service all year round, including the Christmas peak, and this is why we have made this massive […]