£3m investment boosts business for EDS Couriers

£3m investment boosts business for EDS Couriers

A family-run courier firm based in Cannock and the Black Country has secured a £3m investment to support increasing demand.

EDS Couriers, part of independent courier company APC Overnight, was founded by Len Evans in the 1960s and is one of the region’s largest independent delivery companies.

The investment, secured through funding partners NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lombard Asset Finance, has allowed the company to double its capacity and move into a new 2.5 acre site in Heath Hayes.

Current managing director Andy Evans, son of founder Len Evans, said: “Thanks to continued support and investment, in less than 13 years we have gone from working out of a two car garage to a 36 bay super depot with parking for around 60 vans, trucks and trailers.”

The growth has also seen EDS Couriers expand from a workforce of 15 in 2013 to more than 100 employees, including 20 new positions in the last six months.

Andy said: “We’ve seen huge growth in the delivery market during recent years and this has allowed us to take on more staff. We’re achieving 30 per cent year on year growth at the moment and are continually looking for the best people to help us keep growing.”

Jonathan Smith, CEO of APC Overnight said: EDS Couriers is a great example of how important our local depots are to supporting regional economies and championing local businesses across the UK.

“The continued growth of small businesses choosing APC Overnight services is testament to the efficient and secure delivery service and customer satisfaction our depots provide.”

 

 

 

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