Chris Hall at Isle of Wight Distribution's Merstone office

ISLE OF WIGHT DISTRIBUTION MARKS 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Isle of Wight Distribution, which delivers over 4,000 parcels a day to homes and businesses across the Isle of Wight, has cause for celebration – as it toasts its 20th anniversary.

The logistics company, currently based in Merstone, marked the monumental milestone earlier this week with a celebratory cake – created by renowned Island business Centrepiece Cake Design, balloons from Terri’s Gifts and a small team gathering led by director Chris Hall.

Almost 90 vehicles and 100 staff make up the operation, which sees up to 1.5million parcels delivered across the Isle of Wight every year.

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Chris, who helped launch the company back in 2001, believes that it is the company’s commitment to serving the Island’s community that has helped support its remarkable growth over 2 decades. He said:

“We started Isle of Wight Distribution with just three staff, and no depot to run our business from. However, despite our humble beginnings, we soon found that business quickly gained pace – no doubt accelerated by the significant rise of online shopping.

“After just 12-months of delivering parcels we secured an 800 square foot warehouse with no office followed by our move to a larger depot in Cowes with 12 members of staff.”

Enjoying further growth, the company purchased its current 15,000sqft warehouse in Merstone, while also joining forces with 2 of the UK’s largest courier companies – DPD and YODEL.

The future of Isle of Wight Distribution remains bright. Spurred on by accelerated growth due to the increase of online sales during the pandemic, the company has set its sights on a new purpose-built warehouse – located in East Cowes – to accommodate its ever-growing business.

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Chris concluded:

“It’s been a fantastic 20 years and we are so proud of the work we do, not just on the road but for the local community, including our work with some of the Island’s top brands including the Garlic Farm, Rapanui, Isle of Wight Tomatoes and Isle of Wight Mushrooms.

“We can’t wait to show you what else we have in store over the next year, so watch this space!”

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Hope Springs
Hope Springs
6 months ago

Do they really need quite so many vans? And must they all park on the pavements?

colin barton
colin barton
Reply to  Hope Springs
6 months ago

They are a great service, and don’t knock them , try FED Ex first then when all the so called lazy builders or they think they are? Try them first!

Not a delivery driver
Not a delivery driver
Reply to  Hope Springs
6 months ago

Hope Springs, actually is actually quite fitting, because if I read this stupid comment and was delivering to you, I wouldn’t even bother taking it out of the warehouse and make you pick it up. There’s no need for negativity. You silly sausage

Not a delivery driver
Not a delivery driver
Reply to  Hope Springs
6 months ago

So there for Hope does Spring to mind to receive your parcel after digging people out, just trying there best to keep on time and keep everyone happy

Tasmin Le Ray
Tasmin Le Ray
Reply to  Hope Springs
6 months ago

Due to the continuous increase of people ordering on line, the need for more vans is of great importance, so they can deliver over 4000 parcels a day, during covid the impact on online shopping was huge, so to keep people like yourself safe they had to increase the amount of vans to accomodate the growing climate of intetnet shopping ….. just saying

Great company to work for very
Great company to work for very
6 months ago

Great Company to work for very professional

Robin Watts
Robin Watts
6 months ago

I can remember their first vehicle (a Honda motorbike) buzzing about, all over the Island. All Weathers. Fair play… Spotted a gap in the market, and made it all his own

Sue
Sue
6 months ago

They all do a brilliant job, it’s good to have a small business doing a fantastic job keep the good work up! Congratulations on 20 years.

Bart
Bart
6 months ago

Welldone Isle of Wight Distribution, best courier on the Island.
Far far better than the knock and run , or throw the package and run crowd.
Thay delivered a parcel to us yesterday, knocked the Door and waited till i got there.
At my age it takes some time to get up and answer, many a time the other shower have driven off after one knock.

 

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