A national logistics, warehousing and courier firm is urging its fleet drivers, warehouse operatives and head office employees to stay healthy and hydrated whilst at work, by giving out free health and wellbeing packs full of information, food and drink.

The NX Group, which has warehouses in Northamptonshire covering nearly 100,000 ft2 , plus a fleet of vehicles that deliver bespoke services across the country, has given all members of its temporary and permanent staff water bottles, fresh fruit and advice from Public Health England and the British Heart Foundation on keeping healthy, as part of the packs.

Many of the company’s fleet drivers were given their free packs early at the DIRFT East Business Park near Crick on the morning of Monday 13th August during the launch of the initiative, which senior staff at The NX Group hope will inspire other firms in the warehouse and logistics industry to follow suit.

“Our hard working and expert staff are the backbone of this company and our most precious resource. As responsible employers we encourage our staff to stay hydrated and eat healthily, both on our premises and while out delivering goods and packages around the country,” said Rebecca Bateman, HR Manager of The NX Group.

“In particular we are encouraging our staff to drink plenty of water in the summer months, which this year have been particularly hot. This is important to our fleet drivers, who travel great distances, and those working in our warehouses, who are constantly busy processing orders for our many customers and clients. Many of our fleet drivers already bring packed lunches out with them, including fruit, and some take frozen bottles of water with them which thaws over the course of the day in their cabs, ensuring they have a steady supply of cold water,” Rebecca added.

The NX Group is also purchasing additional water coolers for its premises, and is planning to work with Public Health England to further improve its health and wellbeing measures.

The NX Group is a comprehensive suite of supply chain solutions for businesses that require an extra level of quality and care for their products. Based in the golden triangle of logistics in Northamptonshire, its distribution, warehousing and courier divisions have grown year on year, thanks to its emphasis on quality, security and personal approach.