Whistl wins new contracts

Nationwide UK postal operator Whistl has announced that it has landed a number of new clients and renewed a number of others.

Whistl said in a statement that it has won a 20 million parcel per year contract from Dixons Carphone Warehouse that was previously held jointly by UK Mail and Secured Mail. The company has also won a 37 million item per year contract from mailing house OTM Opus Trust Marketing that was previously held by Secured Mail and QVC’s contract that used to be with Royal Mail.

In addition, Whistl’s oldest client Sky has renewed its contract, while the AA has also retained the company for its own mailing activity. It has had renewals also from Cotton Traders, Direct Wines and Synertec. Within the financial sector it has had renewals from Royal Sun Alliance, Standard Life, Swinton Insurance and Allied Irish Bank.

In the charity sector, cancer charity Macmillan has renewed business with Whistl.

Other notable client renewals include long standing client Hillary’s Blinds, M&Co Stores, and the print management company Webmart.

The company has also highlighted a seven year contract with Edinburgh Aegon to collect, sort and transport 10 million items of mail a year. According to the statement from Whistl the contract is “thought to be the longest in the history of the deregulated postal market”.

Nick Wells, CEO of Whistl, said: “Whistl has gone from strength to strength in Scotland since we opened our first depot ten years ago.  We moved last year to a new site three times the size as the one in Coatbridge and the securing of an unprecedented seven year deal with a key client reflects on the professionalism of our team and trust the client has in us to deliver a high quality service.”