Number of doorstep delivery milkmen in Edinburgh grows by almost 50% in past year
Increase as demand for doorstep milk deliveries grows
The number of milkmen employed by McQueens Dairies and making doorstep deliveries to our customers in Edinburgh has grown by almost 50% in the last twelve months.
Our Edinburgh depot has recruited 14 new milkmen. We now employ 45 delivering to our growing number of doorstep delivery customers.
Across the country, we have recruited over 250 new employees in the last twelve months. The bulk of this being milk delivery staff.
We now employ 700 staff in our new multi-million pound dairy and network of distribution depots. This is across central and southern Scotland and the north of England, including the couple’s five children who hold senior positions within the business.
Mick McQueen, chairman of McQueens Dairies said: “Just twelve months ago our Edinburgh depot employed 31 milkmen but having experienced a significant increase in demand for our doorstep delivery service we’ve had to increase that to 45, and it is likely we’ll be looking to recruit further this year.”
As well as its busy depot in Edinburgh, McQueens also operates distributions depots in Glasgow, East Kilbride, Kirkcaldy, Galashiels, Mansfield, Bradford, Warrington, Preston, Stockton on Tees and Carlisle.
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Mick McQueen added:
“More customers tell us that they really like opening their doors in the morning to a delivery of fresh milk. That is being reflected in the number of milkmen we employ. The lockdowns that we have all had to face up to since March has had an impact on consumers’ habits. Customers are also telling us that they like the convenience of the reliable milk delivery service our milkmen provide them.
“Across the whole business in the last twelve months we’ve recruited more than 200 new staff. This includes some from sectors that have been hit particularly badly during the pandemic. We have also opened new distribution depots and a new multi-million pound dairy as well as invested in a new, customer focused website that gives customers direct control of their orders and celebrated our 25th year in business. Our customers make our business the success it is and we look forward to continuing to serve them.”
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