Parcelhub opens Leicester depot

Whistl owned Parcelhub has opened a new, 10,000 square foot depot in Leicester’s Meridian Business Park.

Creating ten new jobs, the new depot is part of Parcelhub’s expansion of a single daily parcel collection service for its SME and mid-market retailers, wholesalers and brands in the region. Its clients will have access to more than 600 delivery service options through 20 carrier partners in the UK and for international trade.

The expansion comes due to high organic growth as well as the positive impact on demand due to the pandemic.

Until now, the region has been served by the Parcelhub Nottingham depot that collects and redistributes more than 20,000 parcels a week.

Bought by Whistl in 2018, Parcelhub is is based in Colwick Quays, Nottingham and has depots across the Midlands and South Yorkshire.

 Steve Marjoram, Managing Director, Parcelhub said: “For the past 10 years, our 11,000 sq ft parcel collection and redistribution unit in Nottingham has grown rapidly and has reached capacity with up to 50,000 tracked parcels a week.

 “Currently Parcelhub’s Nottingham depot collects and redistributes up to 20,000 tracked parcels per week from Leicester alone. Introducing this new 10,000 sq ft Leicester depot means we can provide extra capacity and better collection performance for Parcelhub’s existing East Midlands-based clients.

“We are delighted to announce the introduction of the new depot, which will create 10 new jobs for Collection Drivers, Warehouse Operatives and a hub Operation Manager.”