Great to see Smartgo Leicester member WeGo Couriers featured in Leicester Mercury, providing an overview of how far the company has come since its formation recently. See parts of the article featured in Leicester Mercury below.
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A new courier service with green credentials has set up an office near Leicester railway station. WeGo Couriers, based in Nottingham, is expanding its services to meet a growing demand.
Director Chris Beattie said: “Since the recession hit, businesses have been looking to save money when using couriers.
“We do trips from the centre of Leicester to the centre of London from £65 for same day delivery, and we recently doubled our trips from 20 trips per day from Leicester to London to 40.
“With journey times from central Leicester to central London as quick as just over one hour, our delivery service can help local businesses save time, money and the environment.”
Earlier this year, Chris expressed his interest in expanding the business to Leicester.
The firm had already been delivering to the Leicestershire area from its Nottingham base but decided to set up a Leicester branch last month.
Chris said: “For many years, we have been delivering in and out of Leicester so it was a natural development for us to set up a service there.
“We are working with logistical company 5PL, and East Midlands Trains to provide our courier service.
“We load our packages on to the trains and send them directly down to London, where they will be picked up and delivered by a courier.
“We held several practise runs in the summer before launching our Leicester service.”
WeGo Couriers was formed in 1998 to provide an alternative delivery service to traditional van-based courier companies.
It began with just two cycle couriers and quickly grew as its reputation for speed and reliability developed in the business community.
They now have 10 employees operating five vans and four bicycles.
Chris said: “We will be looking to hire another cyclist and driver next year, thanks to the increase in business in Leicester recently.
Source: Leicester Mercury