Coping in a Crisis

Our home delivery collaboration with Cake Stories is showcased in this Dan Prince Photography “Coping in a Crisis” short, with support from Food and Drink North East. Thanks so much to Ben and Hannah, Dan and the FADNE team for their support is sharing our #golocal ethos.

Bringing it home…

After a period of process and practice readjustment in the face of the Covid-19 lock down, the team are undertaking home delivery work around Newcastle and Gateshead, alongside our daily courier service for Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts.

Today’s home delivery run for the Flower Folk showcased ZMOVE’s efficient service. 28 floral deliveries packed in an electric trike (with job specific shelving to maximise load space) and dropped during the morning, averaging 7 deliveries per hour over 18 urban and suburban miles. No vehicle emissions and little road space occupied = an appropriate solution for local home delivery in a pandemic?

Team record!

The rider team set a single day ZMOVE record on Feb 19th, completing 77 business to business deliveries during 60 miles of riding. The main event was a 48 drop project for NewcastleGateshead Initiative, distributing boxed literature to their partners from Gosforth to the Metro Centre. Using our silent service, rather than a combustion-engined light van, helped NGI save c. 20 kg in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions and 40 grams of nitrous oxide emissions during the day (see NGI drop map below).

NHS England case study

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have authored a case study detailing the impact of our three month courier trial in late 2019. We’re delighted to see environmental, financial and social benefits highlighted and available to share across NHS England.

Breakdown blues…

The first week of December saw Bike1 suffer a major drivetrain mechanical and wheel rim failure. Our in-house mechanic Pete and the affected riders worked professionally together to avoid client disappointment, keeping the deliveries flowing. More really useful learning…

Moving house!

New rider Martin enjoyed his first day at ZMOVE, including transporting soft furnishings in a house move…



With our customer portfolio growing, we need to expand the rider team. Come and join us! Details as below.

Adding up!

Rider Harry did 35 miles across Newcastle and Gateshead, completing 46 deliveries as scheduled over 8 hours on an electric trike yesterday – our busiest day since launch. This short-range multi-drop work seems exactly where ZMOVE fits in the distribution ecosystem – a reliable, secure zero-emission service in busy urban settings. It is starting to add up….

Where has your coffee bean?

We deliver epic Pink Lane Coffee to a dozen cafes and pick up coffee grounds for YMCA Newcastle to use a mushroom growing medium. In doing so, we are reducing local coffee transport impacts and helping to reduce waste. However, our zero-emissions journeys equate to <0.1% of the distance coffee beans will have travelled (typically from Africa and South America) in their lifetime. With transport such an enormous source of carbon emissions and atmospheric pollutants, ZMOVE will seek to forge partnerships than enable our customers to receive and ship goods long distance with minimal impacts. Solar rocket anyone?