Tuffnells looking to offer City Link staff a happier New Year

Thursday 8th January 2015

Tuffnells Parcels Express is aiming to recruit drivers who were laid off following the collapse of City Link.

The initiative could be a lifeline to some of the 2500 staff sacked by the Administrators on New Year’s Eve.

Lloyd Dunn, Managing Director of Tuffnells said, ‘There’s a national shortage of experienced drivers and we know City Link had many excellent staff who served the company well over the years - it is not their fault things went pear-shaped.’

Dunn confirmed that Tuffnells is expecting to win additional business as a result of City Link’s troubles - but their first target is to pick up trained staff.

‘Many of City Link’s customers will be looking for new delivery partners, and we’ll be offering a good value alternative – but to do that we need lots more good people to add to the ones we already have’ he added.

Administrators from Ernst and Young announced over 2000 City Link workers would be laid off across the country, after attempts to save the firm failed.

‘We hope to offer some of City Link’s staff a happier New Year,’ said Dunn.

Tuffnells Parcels Express, part of Connect Group PLC, has 34 depots nationwide and employs over 700 drivers. Based in Sheffield, it has strong regional links and recently celebrated 100 years of distributing to customers.

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