Hermes is opening a new office in Leeds in a bid to attract top technology staff. The company is also recruiting 50 new technology specialists, including senior developers and UX (user experience) experts, as part of its drive to develop innovative delivery services. The new 6,500sq ft office, dubbed the Tech Hub, is located at No 1 Whitehall Riverside in Leeds’ technology district and will house the firm’s Innovation Lab which was set up in 2016 to develop new forward-thinking […]
Myhermes.co.uk has delivered its two millionth parcel just 10 months after reaching the one million mark in June last year. Following high levels of demand over the Christmas period, which saw volumes double during the busiest shopping week to more than 60,000 parcels per day, the company says the service is rapidly gaining business from online traders and niche retailers. John Tobbell, commercial director of myhermes.co.uk, says: “The growth of myhermes.co.uk is really gathering pace as more and more consumers […]
Royal Mail has taken a 346,000ft² distribution centre at the Mountpark Warrington Omega development in Warrington.
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]