Whistl appoints managing director for parcel division

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UK delivery provider Whistl has appointed Andy Underwood as managing director of its new parcel division.

Underwood has been with Whistl for 16 years, rising from senior account manager to sales director north, a role that will now be taken by Laura Sanjurgo.

The parcel division will focus on large organizations and core strategic customers using its national network. Whistl’s Parcelhub brand will focus on medium-sized organizations and large SMEs, with a more regionalized approach involving on-site local collections and consolidated volumes. To support the parcel division, the company has invested in the acquisition and opening of efficient new mail and parcel processing depots and fulfillment centers.

Alistair Cochrane, CEO of Whistl, said, “With the sustained growth in online shopping, we need to capitalize on these growth opportunities with a dedicated approach to maximize the parcel growth potential. The appointment of Andy as managing director to drive this initiative will help achieve this.”

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