UP to 100 workers based at a Bridgwater parcel delivery depot look set to lose their jobs.

Evri - previously known as Hermes - is set to close the depot on Huntworth Business Park on Monday August 22.

Staff have been told that "100 roles are at risk of redundancy".

A worker at the premises told the Bridgwater Mercury that employees were told of the development just a week ago.

They said it comes after the company built a new depot in Plymouth.

Approached to confirm the news and asked for a comment, an Evri spokesperson said: "Yes that’s correct - 100 roles are at risk of redundancy.

"However Evri is working to redeploy as many people as possible across its network."

They made no further comment.

Evri announced it was changing its name in March this year as part of "a complete rebrand to enhance its customer service".

It launched with a national TV campaign after Hermes had been accused of poor customer service and parcel mishandling

Evri was chosen as the new name as the phonetic spelling of 'every' to show the firm's representation of all the “different people, different parcels, different places, different communities” which interact with the brand and its messengers.