A Week of Celebration for Those in Self-Employed Courier Jobs

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It has been a week of festivities for couriers; between the UK Courier awards hosted by Courier Exchange (http://www.courierexchange.co.uk/recruitment.html), and the first ever London Courier Appreciation Day, those who work in self-employed courier jobs are enjoying a period of recognition.

The UK courier awards have been held by Courier Exchange for the sixth consecutive year. The annual awards are a date that everyone working in self-employed courier jobs puts in the diary and looks forward to. This year was no exception, with over 250 people coming together to celebrate the industry and reward its successful players.

Much of the success of the awards ceremony stems from the strong following of the hosts, Courier Exchange. One of the leading UK online freight exchanges, Courier Exchange has over 2000 members, which made for some stiff competition for the awards.    

Liverpool based company, UK Couriers, snapped up the most coveted award of the evening - the company of the year award. A member of Courier Exchange for nearly three years, UK Couriers has worked with over 50 per cent of the exchange's members during that period, seeing exponential growth each year as a result.

On receiving the sought-after award, Andy Cookson, manager of UK Couriers remarked that "we are looking forward to a long and happy association with Courier Exchange, without whom we would still be operating as a regional courier company. Our affiliation with Courier Exchange has allowed us to operate nationally, facilitating our work with larger multinationals that use our organisation as a form of 'hub.'"

"Our association with Courier Exchange has allowed us to explore new business avenues, providing us with the opportunity to service more than just our immediate locality."

Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of the Transport Exchange Group, offered his warmest congratulations to UK couriers. He praised the company as a fine example of the ways in which transport companies can use the exchange to limit empty and unprofitable journeys, and share the increasing costs of fuel, tolls and congestion charges.

However, the awards ceremony was just the start of recent courier celebrations. Thursday November 26th saw the very first London Courier Appreciation Day. On the day, drivers doing self-employed courier jobs brightened up their journeys by visiting Shaftesbury & Bloomsbury for a cup of hot coffee, and even a home-baked cake.

The event, organised by the London Courier Emergency Fund, was intended to celebrate the work done by London couriers, without which, event organisers' state the city would surely grind to a halt. It is hoped that the celebration will become an annual occasion, giving those who do self-employed courier jobs something to look forward to.

About The Transport Exchange Group

With offices in London and Nottingham, The Transport Exchange Group operates two of the largest haulage exchanges in Great Britain. Courier Exchange (http://www.courierexchange.co.uk), is the UK's biggest exchange for express and same day movements and is now in its ninth year of trading, while its sister site, Haulage Exchange (http://www.haulageexchange.co.uk) is one of the UK's leading independent haulage exchanges for the 7.5 Tonne market and beyond.

Membership of the exchange is limited to accredited transport professionals, and offers them the chance to buy and sell domestic and international road transport industry services such as full loads, backloads, return loads, freight forwarding, and road haulage.

For more information, please contact Lyall Cresswell:

Courier Exchange
Cumberland House
80 Scrubs Lane
NW10 6RF

+44 (0) 870 241 1472


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