Hermes chief executive Carole Woodhead has revealed some of its expansion plans for 2014, as it wins a new contract with jewellery retailer Cadenzza.

Woodhead told that it hopes to increase the coverage of its Parcel Shop network, while its Warrington hub is on track to be open in the spring.

She said it will open its 3,000th parcel shop this week and expects the network will increase to 5,500 shops by the end of 2014.

“We’ve trebled our investment in our network this year and we are well placed for peak,” she added.

Hermes has also won a contract with Cadenzza, part of the Swarovski group, to handle delivery of its online retail orders in the UK.

The contract is expected to begin by the end of this year, when the fashion jewellery retailer is expected to launch in the UK, Germany and Austria.

Other companies in the German-headquartered Hermes Group will handle different parts of the contract. Its Hermes NexTec operation will develop and operate Cadenzza’s online store, whilst Hermes Fulfilment will provide warehousing, customer care, finance, distribution outside the UK and returns management.

Hermes won a National Business of the Year award earlier this week.