Bristol’s Huboo creates 100 jobs as it doubles space
Posted on November 19, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker
Software-driven fulfilment provider Huboo has doubled its warehouse space in Bristol and created over 100 new job roles.
Located on Vertex Park South, Bristol, Huboo provides end-to-end fulfilment services for eCommerce businesses.
In 18 months the business has grown from two employees, 60 clients and £20,000 in monthly recurring revenues to 120 employees, over 500 clients and £800k.
To cope with the increasing demand for eCommerce orders Huboo has expanded into two more warehouses.
In addition, the company is looking to take out new, permanent office space in the city centre where HR, finance and marketing teams will be situated, freeing up space at its warehouse and logistics teams.
Martin Bysh, co-founder of Huboo, said: “We’ve been growing at an extraordinary rate throughout 2020. We’ve just added two more local warehouses in Bristol to meet demand and are actively seeking out both UK and EU expansion options for post Brexit.
“The growth of online shopping has led to a boom in demand for third party logistics solutions. They’re the quickest and cheapest solution for eCommerce and high street retailers looking to grow or diversify with both large scale requirements or even to extend a specific range or channel, as well as move to target direct-to-consumer.”
Huboo uses what i calls ‘micro hub’ technology to enable online retailers of all sizes to access its end-to-end fulfilment. Each ‘hub’ replicates the inputs, processes and outputs of a complete warehouse within a few hundred square feet.
The company’s software provides transaction management and quality control, stock control, order tracking and billing information which integrates with Amazon, eBay and Shopify.
The business is advertising more than 100 roles in Bristol, including PHP Developers, a Data Scientist, a HR Manager, amongst others.
Bysh continues: “We were seeing great growth before the pandemic, but consumer habits have been catapulted years ahead of where they would have been with COVID19 driving consumers to online shopping.
“This growth is resulting in scores of new employment opportunities in the South West – offering job opportunities and career progression to many in the area who may have faced redundancies or lost their jobs due to the pandemic.”