Whistl Magazine Autumn 2018


Wells Said

We’re delighted to tell you thatWhistl Fulfilment is celebrating its first anniversarywith the announcement of exciting newplans for expansion and a newmember of the team! Afulfilling year

Time flies when you’re busy growing and evolving the business. It’s difficult to believe that we acquired the fulfilment house PrismDM twelvemonths ago andwe’re now celebrating our first anniversary. Since then, our fulfilment division has grown and our customers have grown too. Our rapid expansion brings with it the need for new and talented people to develop the business, and I’mdelighted towelcomeMark Elward as newCommercial Director of our Fulfilment operations in Rushden and Farnborough. We’re alsodelighted towelcomeAlistair Cochrane as our newChief Development Director. We’ve known Alistair for a long time during his reign as Managing Director at our previous sister company TNT Express. His wealth of expertise in national and international logistics will be invaluable in helping usmeet our ambitious growth plans in the parcel sector. Giving customers choice, value and outstanding service has always been our priority. It’s the foundation for our growth at home and overseas, and I’mpleased to say we’re continually winning newbusiness across a wide range of sectors as a result. Recent business wins include leading tech retailer Box.co.uk, the UK’s largest independent nursery retailer PreciousLittleOne, Skinny Coffee Club, Anglian Water and independent grocery retailer, Nisa Local. There’s certainly lots to look forward to as we expand the business and invest in growing our parcels, fulfilment and international operations. I hope you enjoy this issue. In themeantime, we’ll keep you posted on all the latest news @whistluknews NickWells Chief Executive Whistl

commitment to bring greater efficiency, choice andvalue to online andmulti-channel retailers, andwhywe have broadened the range of goodswe handle to suit customers’ needs. Investing in the expansion ofthe Rushden depot meanswe’ll nowbe able to attract more newclients such as Box. co.ukwhich has over 150,000 product lines including bulky and fragile items such asTVs and PCmonitors listed on theirwebsite. Lieneke Happel, Managing Director of Whistl Fulfilment, said: “Wow, what a year we’ve had – but there is still a lot ofwork to do and improvements to bemade.We have existing customerswho are growing very fast and need our continued support and investment.With newpeople joining our team, we are confident thatWhistl Fulfilment will deliverthrough the peak season and continue to grow.” To find out more aboutWhistl Fulfilment email moreinfo@whistl.co.uk orvisit www.whistl.co.uk/fulfilment

Afurther 60,000 sq ft of operational space will nowbe added to our Rushden fulfilment depot giving us roomto growand strengthen our existingwarehousing, fulfilment and packing facilities. Plus to help us develop ourfulfilment business both at home and overseas, we have appointedMark Elward as our new Commercial Directorforthe Rushden and Farnborough operations. Mark brings extensive expertise from his previous role at logistics and fulfilment specialist DKGroup alongwith a breadth offulfilment andwarehousing knowledge gathered fromhis timeworkingwith Fedex across Europe. Our expansion plans build on the impressive successwe’ve seen in the last 12 months. In fact sincewe acquired PrismDM in 2017we have gained a newclient every month froma variety of sectors including beauty, electronics, luxury goods and charity, and successfully grown our offering to our existing customer, BrandAlley. Such rapid growth is a result of our ongoing

Mark Elward New Commercial Director

In the past year they have been able to continue to support our growth, enabling us tomove a physical warehouse location with minimal business impact. The best compliment I can make is that I feel they are part of the team, rather than an external partner. JamieWadhams, COO, SportPursuit

Lieneke Happel MD Whistl Fulfilment

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Whistl Magazine • Autumn 2018

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