Our Story

Whilst being only a few years old, wnDirect has come a long way in a short space of time, and we are very proud of what we have achieved.
Take a trip down our timeline to follow our progress.

  1. Staff

    A team complete the Three Peaks Challenge and raise over £5k for London's Air Ambulance

    September | 2016
  2. Staff

    85 employees

    September | 2016
  3. Staff

    Ed Ayyad promoted to Business Solutions Director

    August | 2016
  4. Company

    wnControlTower wins Gold at the International Business Awards

    August | 2016
  5. Operations

    35 million parcels sent through the wnDirect network

    August | 2016
  6. Company

    Shortlisted for two awards at the Retail Week Supply Chain awards

    July | 2016
  7. Company

    Shortlisted for Business Enabler of the Year at the National Business Awards

    July | 2016
  8. Destination Lanes

    New lane: Austria

    June | 2016
  9. Sales

    wnControlTower launched at IRX/EDX expo

    April | 2016
  10. Operations

    First customer live with wnReturns

    April | 2016
  11. Company

    Winner of Business of the Year and Innovation award at Slough Business Awards

    March | 2016
  12. Operations

    Postal Plus solution to Israel live

    March | 2016
  13. Staff

    1st CSR volunteering day at charity Thrive

    February | 2016
  14. Company

    wnDirect Team moves into their new Global HQ at Windsor House

    January | 2016
  15. Operations

    First wnCollect customer live

    September | 2015
  16. Sales

    106 destinations served

    September | 2015
  17. Company

    wnLite launched

    July | 2015
  18. Staff

    71 retailers

    July | 2015
  19. Staff

    78 employees

    July | 2015
  20. Sales

    wnCollect LaunchPad, Manchester

    June | 2015
  21. Sales

    Innovations team formed

    May | 2015
  22. Company

    Chloe Harris becomes Dir of Innovation

    May | 2015
  23. Sales

    Otis intranet launched

    April | 2015
  24. Company

    wnCollect LaunchPad, London

    January | 2015
  25. Operations

    Process over 1 million parcels in 6 weeks leading up to Peak

    December | 2014
  26. Company

    3rd anniversary

    December | 2014
  27. Sales

    wnCollect project started

    November | 2014
  28. IT

    Launch of Heathrow processing centre

    October | 2014
  29. Sales

    57 retailers

    July | 2014
  30. Operations

    US outbound goes live

    May | 2014
  31. Operations

    43 retailers

    May | 2014
  32. Sales

    Attended Internet Retailing Expo (NEC) as one of the lead sponsors

    March | 2014
  33. Sales

    Russia LaunchPad, London

    March | 2014
  34. Destination Lanes

    9 Middle East lanes launched

    February | 2014
  35. Operations

    Only carrier still shipping to Russia

    January | 2014
  36. Company

    Company 2 years old

    January | 2014
  37. Sales

    wnConsign launched

    January | 2014
  38. Destination Lanes

    18 destinations served

    December | 2013
  39. Company

    Winner - 'New Business of the Year' at National Business Awards

    November | 2013
  40. Sales

    Launch of our Client portal The Hub

    November | 2013
  41. Sales

    Tmall LaunchPad, London

    November | 2013
  42. Sales

    46 employees

    September | 2013
  43. Sales

    NYC Processing facility opened

    June | 2013
  44. Sales

    USA Outbound setup

    May | 2013
  45. Operations

    Automated Duty Collection launched

    May | 2013
  46. Operations

    17 customers

    April | 2013
  47. Operations

    CRM system launched

    April | 2013
  48. Destination Lanes

    Launched destination lane to Brazil

    March | 2013
  49. Destination Lanes

    Successfully tested parcels to Brazil

    March | 2013
  50. Operations

    First 15 months trading filed at Companies House

    March | 2013
  51. Sales

    Russia

    February | 2013
  52. Sales

    Created dedicated carrier management team

    Planned Easter Peak

    Increased Italy line haul to 4 times a week

    February | 2013
  53. Destination Lanes

    DPD Direct launched

    February | 2013
  54. Operations

    Company's first anniversary

    January | 2013
  55. IT

    Successfully tested "unders" and "overs" parcels to Russia - best solution in the market

    January | 2013
  56. Sales

    Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite Live

    January | 2013
  57. Sales

    Bob Betts (Finance Dir) joins

    Amy Collins (Global Marketing Dir) joins

    December | 2012
  58. Sales

    Successfully delivered first Christmas Peak

    December | 2012
  59. IT

    20 employees

    November | 2012
  60. Operations

    Successfully delivered our first US Thanksgiving, 250% volumes vs forecast

    November | 2012
  61. Sales

    12 customers

    November | 2012
  62. Company

    Automated ID capture launched

    November | 2012
  63. Destination Lanes

    Nick Parpotta (Head of Architecture) joins

    October | 2012
  64. Operations

    Improved weekly delivery performance reporting for retailers

    Prepared for our first Peak

    October | 2012
  65. Sales

    Started recording and reporting on customer service queries

    Started weekly operational dashboard reporting

    September | 2012
  66. Company

    Jonathan Matchett (UK MD) joins

    September | 2012
  67. Company

    15 destinations served

    September | 2012
  68. Operations

    France

    August | 2012
  69. IT

    GeoPost investment

    July | 2012
  70. Staff

    10 employees

    May | 2012
  71. Operations

    Australia / Benelux / Germany / Ireland / Italy / New Zealand / Portugal / Spain / USA

    April | 2012
  72. Operations

    Ed Turner (CIO) joins

    April | 2012
  73. Staff

    4 customers

    March | 2012
  74. Company

    Stuart Hill (CEO) joins

    January | 2012
  75. IT

    Highly commended finalist 'Fulfilment Initiative of the year' Retail Week supply chain awards

    January | 2012
  76. Sales

    Company incorporated

    January | 2012