PODFather, the Edinburgh-based logistics software specialists, is ready for the start of its new financial year.  Following unprecedented sales growth during the last 12 months PODFather looks set to take its 2021/2022 year by storm with the addition of new staff, new functionality, and a line-up of new business opportunities.  Despite the trying times due to Covid, Brexit, driver shortages and most recently fuel issues, PODFather remains committed to looking after its growing customer base by delivering forward thinking software solutions that simplify the complex process of planning and managing a distribution fleet.

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“The last year saw us face many challenges but, as a business, we came out the other side stronger and more determined than before,” comments Colin McCreadie, Managing Director at PODFather.  “During the last 12 months we were able to help so many companies optimise their vehicle fleets and improve customer service, through enhanced planning, driver tracking, customer ETA notifications and electronic proof of delivery.”

PODFather develops and delivers software solutions that help companies tackle the challenge of planning and managing a logistics fleet.  The solution allows users to plan routes, gather vehicle checks, track deliveries, issue customer notifications and collect electronic proof of delivery with information being readily available in real time thanks to its cloud-based back-office system and driver app.   PODFather’s logistics customer span a wide range of sectors with well-known names such as Braehead Foods, ODDBOX, NHS, JW Filshill and Tarmac featuring on its growing customer list.

To support its growth plans for the coming financial year PODFather has made several key personnel hires across its development, sales, and business development teams.  “PODFather was recognised last year as one of Scotland’s top 10 most flexible employers and staff wellbeing sits at the heart of everything that we do,” adds McCreadie.  “Everyone here at PODFather is encouraged to work in the best way to achieve the work life balance that best suits their own personal needs and it’s great to see the staff embracing this across the business.”

PODFather’s offices are based in the Gyle area of Edinburgh but since Covid the business has embraced flexible working across its teams.  All staff can work remotely, from the office, or do a mixture of the two.  Productivity has increased and staff surveys show that the team’s general feeling of wellbeing has continued to improve. 

If you are looking for a new challenge PODFather is still recruiting for several key software development positions.  More information can be found on the company website https://thepodfather.com/join-the-team/job-opportunities/.

Jane Geary

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