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PANTHER OFFERS LIFELINE TO FORMER CITY LINK EMPLOYEES AS BUSINESS EXPANDS

Two-Man Delivery Specialists on the look-out for drivers and new sites

Leading two-man delivery specialists Panther Warehousing are offering a lifeline to former City Link employees following the news that the parcels carrier called in the administrators on Christmas Eve.

Northamptonshire based Panther, which offers a dedicated white-glove, two-man or one-man assisted deliveries of large or delicate items, is looking for up to 100 self-employed and employed drivers (50 two-man teams) across the UK together with up to 40 general customer service and warehouse staff.

The company is also looking to further expand its existing footprint within the UK with additional hubs within the M25 region to provide the business with the necessary resource to take advantage of the expected boom in internet shopping for larger items which is set to grow exponentially over the next five years.

Panther Warehousing has gone from strength to strength in recent years increasing its workforce to 900 comprising a mix of employed and sub-contractors, following a move to a new-cross dock facility earlier this year bringing its total number of depots to six. Turnover levels have increased from £11 million in 2013 to £20 million this year.

And with a predicted rise of 40% in deliveries of larger items, from 360 million a year in 2013 to 507 million in 2018, there will be more need than ever before for two-man and assisted deliveries.

Panther Warehousing currently provides its unique two-man delivery services to some of the biggest household retail names in the UK.

Colin McCarthy, Panther Warehousing’s Managing Director said: “Whilst the parcels industry struggles with ever-increasing operating costs and tightening profit margins, the two-man market continues to thrive as consumers become more and more comfortable with purchasing both larger and big ticket items online such as garden furniture, beds and white and brown goods.

“If we are to continue to develop and take advantage of the growth it is essential we have the necessary resource in place. It is therefore essential that we have a good pool of drivers and a network of strategic sites and we are pleased to be in a position to further increase our workforce at this difficult time.”

Formed in 1989 Panther moved into the two-man delivery market in 2010 taking the market by storm as the first company to offer a next day two-man delivery service that allows orders to be placed as late as 6.30pm for delivery the next day from 7am onwards to England, Wales and southern Scotland.

The company has since evolved to offer a range of delivery solutions for those who want the care and attention of a Panther delivery, however, but do not require their goods the next day, the company offers a range of other services, including same-day, day-of-choice and 48/72 hour deliveries.

For further information about the opportunities available at Panther Warehousing please contact hr@panthergroup.co.uk.


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Editors Note: For further information contact Celeste Clarke at Century PR on 024 7622 8881 or email celeste@centurypr.co.uk.
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