More than 3,000 business customers have registered with the new Dee Bee depot in Leads Road since it opened last year, making it one of the fastest growing wholesale outlets in the region.
The famous brand, operated by the family owned Ramsden Group, of Grimsby, was re-introduced to Hull after an absence of 25 years and followed a six-figure refurbishment of the site. The state-of-the-art depot houses a range of more than 6,000 products and has created almost 30 new jobs.
Dee Bee Wholesale
Nick Ramsden, group manager director, said: “By launching the new click and deliver service we are greatly reducing the time and hassle factor for our Hull and East Yorkshire customers. We knew we had to allow time for the new depot to make its mark on the North Bank market but now we’ve achieved a significant customer base the introduction of this new technology based service was the next important step.
“For example, a customer based in Bridlington can place his order and have it delivered without having to leave his premises, saving several hours of valuable time and the cost of travel to Hull. Of course, we still want to see customers visit the depot but this new service will be a great benefit to those who cannot make the trip.”
The company will also be launching a new order placement website to speed up the process even more and has invested in a fleet of delivery vehicles to be based at Leads Road.
The new Dee Bee was officially opened last October by Hull East MP Karl Turner who described the investment by the Ramsden Group as “terrific news for Hull”. He added: “This is a great independent business and a good local employer.”