There is nothing more satisfying for a business owner than seeing the fruit of their labour prove its worth. We at Courier Exchange are no different, and when we are part of a company’s success story we feel good. Here is one such story.
Imagine taking the plunge and striking out on your own as an owner driver. Then after just a year or two your company begins to win awards such as the Transport Exchange Group’s Best Newcomer Award, swiftly followed just 3 years later by the Company of The Year Award. You watch as your business grows from a ‘one-man-show’ to a highly regarded company with a fleet of 13 vehicles, 11 employees sourced from a reliable driver network, and a diverse and loyal customer base.
In fact, this dream became HSP Couriers’ reality, and it is one that the Courier Exchange sees, in a variety of forms, more frequently than you can imagine.
HSP Couriers is the success story that we all love to hear. Operating out of Northampton, the business idea was dreamt up by Hiten Patel who simply identified a market for same-day courier services and created a way to fill it. Although the idea was simple enough, Patel has attributed its ultimate success and rapid growth to his early involvement and membership of the Courier Exchange.
As a newcomer to the industry Patel utilized the Exchange exactly the way it was intended. When asked about HSP’s success he said:
“Having just launched the business I took the decision to join the Exchange as not only as a means of gaining work but also to provide me with a greater insight into how the business worked. The fact that we had access to thousands of member businesses gave us a huge kick start. Even though we had customers based around Northants, they have connections all over the country and the Exchange has allowed us to handle these on behalf of our customers.”
HSP Couriers continues to grow and continues to use the Courier Exchange to generate work, increase their team numbers through the driver network, enhance their business presence, and network with other companies. Patel’s personal and business successes are exactly why the Courier Exchange exists. A results driven and goal oriented group working in the interest of the industry’s greater good.
The Courier Exchange has had the privilege of being part of many success stories. The courier and transport industry’s continued growth is paramount to all that we do and the best way to make that happen is through investing in our member’s needs. The benefits of joining the Courier Exchange speak for themselves and the only way to continue to grow is by doing it together. Give us a call to be part of the story.
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