The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Henry Holland-Hibbert and his wife Kate, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire recently visited the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
The pair met the Amazon staff responsible for shipping parcels to customers around the world and were given a guided tour by the site leader, Mark Keeney.
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Henry Holland-Hibbert told HemelNews: “In my year as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire I was interested to see some of the businesses that have chosen to locate in the county and understand their work. In particular, during this year it has been interesting to see how large organisations have adapted to the Covid-19 pressures.
“I was made particularly welcome by the team at Amazon, Hemel Hempstead and given a tour and considerable information about their work to keep us all supplied with Amazon products.
“With this particular business COVID-19 has played into their hands with more online shopping being placed than ever before but the measures put in place in the warehouse for the safety and well being of staff are impressive.”
The Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Hemel Hempstead opened its doors in 2012 and employs over 500 permanent members of staff and offers hundreds of seasonal roles.
The High Sheriff added: “I also discussed with the team the part Amazon might play in their local community with support for charities and voluntary organisations and was able to connect Amazon with the Hertfordshire Community Foundation.”
Picture credit: Amazon/Henry Holland-Hibbert