When Messrs Hyde and Strachan couldn’t find a modern fulfilment solution for the eCommerce business they ran, they decided to build their own.
We propelled logistics into the 21st century with agile best practice and cloud-based technology. As a result, we grew 300% year-on-year.
In 2014, we became one of the first fulfilment centres in the world to be certified by the Soil Association. It enables us to handle a wide variety of organic products.
Two years later, we moved our headquarters from Cambridge to a larger fulfilment centre in Northampton. We also opened our first US location in Columbus, Ohio.
We’re listed on a prestigious league table of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies (#83). This achievement follows a ranking among the European Inc. 5,000 in 2017.
We were then listed on the FT1000 – the Financial Times’ list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies – for the second year running, thanks to consistent revenue and team growth.
Shortly after our tenth birthday, we received our first outside investment – £11 million from private equity firm LDC, part of Lloyds Banking Group.
Having grown export sales 1,700% over five years, we won a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise – this time for International Trade, following a first for Innovation in 2016.
Securing our second Sunday Times Fast Track 100 ranking is a testament to our already-rapid growth trajectory. 2020’s special edition specifically highlights the important contribution that private companies have made to the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We up-sticks and move to our brand new fulfilment centre which has an operational space six times the size of our previous site on Brackmills, Northampton. A significant moment in unlocking the next phase of our growth.
Fast Track 100 status, double-time Queen’s Award winners, year-on-year growth; our immense success as an eCommerce fulfilment partner to hundreds of online brands just wouldn’t be possible without our people.
While awards are lovely, our reason for being is so much more.
We’re here to create change with a team of brilliant individuals who share our ambition, to join in with the next, and most exciting, part of our journey.