APC: the strength of the UK’s SMEs throughout the pandemic has really shone

APC: the strength of the UK’s SMEs throughout the pandemic has really shone

Delivered UK, part of The APC delivery network – an independent parcel delivery network in the UK – has announced the opening of a new operational parcel depot at Concorde Park, Fareham  increasing its parcel facility by 180%.

The opening comes following significant growth for the business – having recorded a 28% year-on-year growth in deliveries – spurred by a continued surge in online shopping across the region.

The new depot provides 14,000 sq. ft. of premium warehouse space, an increase of 9,000 sq. ft. compared with the previous site. This additional space will allow the company to expand its Overnight, Sameday and International parcel collection and delivery service offerings to local businesses across the PO and SO postcodes. Additionally, the increased space will allow Delivered UK to offer storage and fulfilment facilities, supporting growth of these businesses, and through the nationwide coverage of The APC delivery network, enabling them to reach an ever expanding national customer base.

Adam Barber, Director at Delivered UK, said: “It’s so encouraging to see how businesses across the region are continuing to prove their resilience and entrepreneurialism despite the challenges of the last year, with many of our customers thriving.

We’ve seen so many local SMEs having to adapt their business models, products, and accelerate their online presence in order to survive in recent months, and they continue to do so even as the country starts to gradually ease out of lockdown. We are dedicated to supporting the agility and determination of our customers, providing them with improved service options, through our new depot and a local team working hard in partnership with them, to help them flourish in the years ahead.”

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive at APC Overnight, said: “The strength and resilience of the UK’s SMEs throughout the pandemic has really shone through across The APC network. Throughout the first half of 2021 – and even as restrictions have eased – we are still seeing high demand for delivery services, as consumers continue to shop online and businesses continue to rely on carriers to get these items delivered. The ongoing dedication and hard work of our colleagues at Delivered UK will be key to supporting this, ensuring that the needs of customers are recognised, and working closely with them to ensure those needs are met.”

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