15 and Counting….
Address: AO Telford, 13 Halesfield, Telford, TF7 4QR
We’ve opened another UK depot this week, right next to the AO Recycling plant in Telford.
Offering overflow support to both Crewe and Avonmouth, our 15th outbase opened on Tuesday 10th July, delivering around 120 units in its first day.
Starting with just 3-6 driver crews, we’re hoping to increase that number to around 22 drivers by Week 18, delivering over 300 units per day.
“Proud and Excited”
In charge of the new depot is ex Driver Account Manager, Pete Walker, who has been with the company for 5 years. Pete began life as a self employed driver but was taken on as an employee not long after. He has since progressed through the business to become the manager of our newest depot.
“I’m really proud and excited to get started with it. A few of the drivers came the day before we opened, so it was good to meet them and get to know them. I was working at an AO open day for Drivers in our Leeds depot last week. I was telling them all that 5 years ago I was looking at becoming a Driver for AO and now I’m just about to take charge at our newest depot. They were all amazed at the progression opportunities for self-employed subcontractors, and for the employees. And, to be honest, so am I”.
Telford Fact File
4 staff members in total.
Depot Manager and 3 Supervisors.
Depot volume similar size to Bridgend.
Drivers will load their own vehicles, rather than employing Transhippers.
Capacity to unload 2 trailers at once.
Pete Walker used to deliver for Comet.