Hermes Invests In International Growth

Hermes UK, the UK’s biggest dedicated parcel company, has announced an £11 million investment in its international business to continue to support the booming global e-commerce market. This includes creating a dedicated International Division tasked with launching a range of new integrated end-to-end services including inbound, outbound and reverse logistics to expand the existing offering combined […]

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Hermes to open new depow in Bolton

Hermes UK, the UK’s largest dedicated parcel company, is opening a new distribution depot in Westhoughton, Bolton. Over 100 full time jobs will be created at the substantial 77,800sqft warehouse, which will be operational later this month. The new facility will be able to handle over 220K parcels each day, three times as many as its previous […]

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UK Delivery Fails: Six ways to ensure your parcels arrive safely

Parcel delivery firms including Hermes and Yodel are failing to deliver on customer satisfaction, according to a league table. In a survey by Citizens Advice (CA) all the firms involved, including Amazon Logistics, had performance issues. Whether it is an expensive piece of tech or a small gift for a friend, there is nothing worse […]

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Hermes Pledges £200K to support SMEs Using its Apprenticeship Levy Funding

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, has pledged over £200k of its apprenticeship levy funds to help support SMEs – the maximum amount it can in a year, under the government scheme.  This will enable other companies to take on new apprentices or upskill existing ones, providing a valuable post pandemic boost […]

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Hermes increases ‘green fleet’ as part of sustainable drive

Leading consumer delivery specialist Hermes UK is adding a further 70 units to its fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled vehicles in a move to further reduce emissions.  This brings the total to 160 – around 50% of the company’s core hub tractor fleet. Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * Industry Company Company Role […]

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The Logistics Point Magazine July 2021

In this edition: Hermes UK Welcomes Social Responsibility: Exclusive Video Interview with Nancy Hobhouse, Head of ESG at Hermes, one of UK’s largest courier companies about the role of logistics organisations in the society. Troubles with your LTL capacity? Chris Randall, SVP, Freight Club shares insights into how retailers are dealing with this growing issue. […]

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Hermes Appoints New Head of Environmental and Social Agenda

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, has appointed a Head of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) to drive the business’s environmental, social, governance agenda.  Nancy Hobhouse will take up the newly created role, spearheading several key initiatives and developing an ambitious and robust ESG strategy. Her remit covers every aspect of the business from […]

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Hermes & GMB Union agree further benefits for self employed and couriers

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, and the GMB Union have announced that they have concluded their annual negotiations which have resulted in further benefits for all SE+ (self- employed plus) couriers. It follows the ground-breaking deal in 2019, the first of its kind designed to support the rights of self-employed workers operating in […]

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Hermes trial ‘pedestrian couriers’

Hermes UK and vehicle manufacturing giant Ford, have been piloting a sustainable courier service in central London designed to support cleaner air and clearer roads through a unique set-up of delivery vans, pedestrian couriers (porters) and smart software. It also addressed the key challenge delivery drivers face when working in urban areas of scarce parking […]

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The Logistics Point March 2021

In this edition: James Smith, Managing Director and Partner at Autostore System UK & Ireland, speaks to us about urban warehousing, the power of last mile solutions and how micro-fulfilment will turn into the next big thing. Carbon insetting – did you know it is possible? Changing old logistics equipment might be a better way […]

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