Yodel to build new super-hub

UK independent delivery company Yodel has announced it is to open a new super-hub to support its long-term growth in the north of England.

The site has not yet been selected or designed yet but is in response to a projected long-term uptick in growth and new client wins, alongside the sudden and sustained growth in demand from the pandemic economic conditions.

Yodel has updated its unions, employees and local stakeholders of its plans. New staff are to be taken on and there are to be no job losses in the short to medium term.

Mike Hancox, Chief Executive Officer of Yodel, commented: “As we look to Yodel’s long-term future, it is necessary to take strategic decisions which benefit the business, our people, clients and customers.

“That is why we are announcing plans for a new super hub in the North of England to take Yodel to the next phase of its growth journey. This represents an important upgrade to our current operations creating more opportunities across the regions, whilst cementing Yodel’s position as the leading independent parcel carrier in the UK.

“We take very seriously our responsibilities to our colleagues, many of whom have been with us for a long time and who work tirelessly to deliver for our customers. We are working alongside USDAW, our recognised trade union, and will listen carefully as we look to identify a new site location. We’ll also work closely with local authorities and community leaders to make sure this process is carried out as fairly and sensitively as possible for our colleagues.

“We’re announcing this now to give our colleagues the best possible opportunity to prepare for the change. Over the next five years our priority will be to provide a fair outcome for our team and we’ll do everything we can to support colleagues through this transition.”