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.
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.
“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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