12:10pm Sunday 21st March 2010 in Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
A FLOURISHING family firm is beating the credit crunch and expanding.
Same day courier company, Courier Post Limited, started in one room and has moved to modern offices and a 10,000 sq ft warehouse inWaterloo Road,Widnes.
The business was founded 10 years ago by Graham Hayes and his wife, Elaine, who live in Upton Grange,Widnes.
Graham said: “As a local, family-run business, we try to employ local people whenever possible. We hope this expansion will enable us to continue to increase the range and availability of services we can provide our customers as well as the creation of more local jobs. This move will mean long term stability for our current workforce and we are delighted to be expanding inWidnes. The company has taken on extra staff and now employs 11 drivers and 4 office staff.”
Graham said: “Our philosophy is simple. Our flexibility ensures we meet our customers’ demands and we aim to do things properly and efficiently, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, measuring our success by our customers’ satisfaction.” The company has dedicated vehicles and delivers items all over the UK and Europe.
Mike Evans, operations manager, said: “We were just one office in the Waterloo Centre. Now we have warehouse facilities and much more space. We look after commercial and business customers who are very loyal. We recently delivered swine flu vaccines all overEurope. We do the odd bit for the private person who has forgotten their visa or keys for their car. We get things there urgently.”