Fast Growth Parcel Delivery Firm Scoops Prestigious Award
on: April 22, 2010, 9:35 pm
Parcel2Go, one of the UK’s largest parcel delivery companies, has
been named Online Business of the Year at the prestigious T-Mobile Fast
Growth Business Awards ceremony.
Parcel2Go fought off fierce competition from Media Ingenuity and Quayside Clothing
Ltd to secure the Online Business of the Year title, which was awarded by the judges
in recognition of the company’s consistently strong growth. Previous winners of the
category include Seatwave and LoveFilm.
The Fast Growth Business Awards 2010 recognise business performance across a host of
sectors including innovation, green initiatives, best use of technology and social
enterprise of the year.
Entries were judged by a panel of successful business entrepreneurs including Will
King, Founder of King of Shaves; Julie Meyer, Founder and Chief Executive of Ariadne
Capital; and Matthew Riley, Chief Executive Officer of Daisy Group Plc. The awards
were presented at a glittering ceremony which took place at the Marriott Hotel,
Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, London.
Founder Fil Adams-Mercer said: “Being named Online Business of the Year is a great
accolade and is testament to the strong business performance that Parcel2Go.com has
delivered. Over the last years our business has gone from strength to strength as
more and more users opt to use the cost savings and convenience of an online
delivery service. The team has worked incredibly hard and used a great deal of
initiative to capitalise on business opportunities to get us where we are now.”
Parcel2Go was founded in 2000 by father and son team, Fil and Richard Adams-Mercer
along with colleague, Steve Kramer.
The ‘no hassle’ and low-cost parcel delivery service located in a former textile
mill realised a turnover of £11.5 million to the end of its ninth year of business.
Using established couriers including Fed-Ex, DHL, City Link, UPS, Home Delivery Network and Parcelforce to transport goods across the UK and worldwide, the company originally operated with
an even split of online and account customers. Predicting the online boom, the
company made a strategic shift to develop a stronger online presence and now boasts
800,000 users per year.
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