Bensons for Beds has opened a regional distribution center in the northeast, creating 18 jobs.
The distribution center in Tursdale, County Durham has 24 colleagues and a fleet of 11 vehicles to deliver deliveries from North Yorkshire to Northumberland and Cumbria.
It follows Bensons’ decision to bring their local delivery service in-house, raise their profile and put them in control of last mile delivery to improve the customer experience.
In the course of the move, in addition to the newcomers, six colleagues from the previous delivery service changed.
Spokesperson Chris McMillan said, “The new service is off to a good start and we look forward to continuing to develop the service over the months and years to come.”