Boughey Distribution has recorded the busiest two months in its trading history during September and October.
The logistics group claimed that a combination of the Covid-19 crisis and Brexit planning, together with the peak Christmas season has led to an “unprecedented” level of storage volumes and deliveries nationwide.
Boughey said it has “prospered during the pandemic” and while other companies nationwide have taken advantage of the furlough scheme, the company has been “actively recruiting” drivers and warehouse operatives.
Due to the increased demand generated by online shopping, the company has expanded its e-commerce operation from a couple of thousand square feet pre-Covid to around 20,000 square feet.
Keith Forster, MD for Boughey, said: “No-one could have predicted the unique and challenging conditions that we have experienced this year. We are very fortunate to be operating within the food industry that has not only remained buoyant throughout the Covid-19 crisis, but also one that has expanded.
“In recent months, we have recruited 25 new high-calibre staff to work within our warehouse operation who have joined us from a number of different sectors including the hospitality industry where many jobs have been lost. We hope that they will remain with us when we start to emerge from the crisis.”
He added: “The importance of the roles people fulfil within the logistics industry has really come under the spotlight and this is definitely a positive aspect to have come out of the crisis.
“It is often an industry overlooked in terms of career options and prospects, and I am sure this will change now. We anticipate that the high volumes we’re experiencing will continue for some time.”