Manchester-based delivery tech firm DeliveryApp has appointed a former CEO of DPD.

Dwain McDonald, who spent 12 years as CEO of DPD Group UK, will assist the company in its expansion strategy.

Founder Lance Jones will move into the position of executive chairman.

During his time as CEO, McDonald – who worked at DPD for over three decades – drove DPD from a mid-tier B2B carrier to one of the top home delivery couriers in the UK market.

“DeliveryApp’s goal is to change the logistics industry for the better through their focus on technology and ethical driver treatment, resulting in more transparent customer care,” McDonald said.

“With the logistics sector under more pressure than ever before, the ethical treatment and wellbeing of drivers is ingrained in DeliveryApp’s DNA. After seeing the company’s strong commitment to employee culture and the forward-looking tracking technology that it has developed, I am excited to become part of a young and expanding company in this competitive industry.”

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DeliveryApp already has a network of over 18,000 registered drivers and plans to expand this even further throughout 2023 to keep up with growing demand from UK brands to offer dedicated and on demand same-day delivery services.

Mark Stott, founder and CEO of the property development firm Vita Group – lead investor at DeliveryApp – said: “We’re incredibly confident that Dwain’s appointment as CEO will cement DeliveryApp as a trailblazer in the logistics sector. 

“His experience will ensure DeliveryApp continues to evolve and provide business or retailers with robust delivery services built on a foundation of technology that prioritises customer needs. 

“With Lance stepping up to executive chairman, the team at DeliveryApp are excited for the next phase in revolutionising the industry.”

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