New operations director to drive tech investment

James Wilkins - Group Operations & IT Director

The Delivery Group has appointed James Wilkins as its Group Operations & IT Director, as it looks to build on exceptional growth after joining forces with P2P Mailing in October 2016.

James will develop and drive the Sunday Times Top Track 250 Group’s Operational Strategy, having previously overseen significant investment in innovation at Secured Mail, one of the Group’s founding member businesses.

Paul Carvell, The Delivery Group Chairman, commented: “Our e-commerce and specialist mail delivery group has grown by over 60 per cent in 2016 after joining forces with P2P, thanks in no small part to our continued investment in innovation. To achieve our ambitious growth forecasts for 2017 and beyond we have accelerated our already significant investment in disruptive technology and IT, which will generate a step change in the way we do business. James has demonstrated the qualities we need Group-wide through his work at Secured Mail and I have no doubt his expertise will be invaluable as we continually develop our services for our clients.”

As a director within the Group, James will provide assistance to support more than 500 staff across the three companies in the Group and the five UK hubs from which they deliver, to an increasingly international audience.

James added: “I share in the Board’s ambition to create an unrivalled domestic and international e-commerce and specialist mail distribution operation – expanding our revenue streams through increased integration solutions that will be key to that journey. Our industry is changing dramatically and being one step ahead of our customers’ needs is key. We are confident that with our cloud based high availability solutions, our international, domestic, courier and hand delivery bespoke services, we will deliver continued market disruption.”

*Unaudited pro forma results