The coronavirus is not my first pandemic. Back in 2009 when I was working in depot operations, I remember being briefed on a potentially dangerous virus called swine flu that was prevalent across the globe. I was tasked with implementing a range of safety measures across our depots to prevent transmission and keep people safe. Whilst there were initially fears of a high death rate this soon proved not to be the case and, in the end, the main challenges […]
Hermes handled its highest ever volume during the 2017 peak period, with year-on-year growth of 12%.
The government’s apprenticeship levy will come into force in April 2017. This means in just four months, companies with a payroll of £3m or more will be paying 0.5% of that cost into a pot, which UK businesses will be able to draw from for staff training.
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.