Herefordshire business is booming for APC Overnight
Thursday, 17 February 2011

APC Hereford Managing Director Kirsty Merriman with Rob Orr, Operations Director (centre back) and Beau Heaven, Sales Executive.
APC Overnight has trebled the size of its Herefordshire service capability by moving to a new 3500 square ft / square metre site. The family-owned and managed APC C.S. Couriers distribution centre joined the APC Overnight network in 2008 and business has grown rapidly for next day deliveries. The depot’s customers include the cider company H Weston & Sons, Wye Valley Brewery and natural gardening company Wiggly Wigglers.

The depot now handles over 180,000 consignments a year and it has seen off competition from other major couriers. Those companies have since relocated outside of the county, leaving APC with the majority market share for next day parcel deliveries.

“Herefordshire is a rural county and the recession has had a big impact. We have, however, dedicated ourselves to growing our business and we are flourishing, with more than 300 clients in the food, drink, electrical, engineering, clothing retail, jewellery and service industry sectors. We are one of only two major couriers left in the county and we have the largest share of the business. Our customers appreciate the personal service we offer and their own clients appreciate the reliability of the APC Overnight next day service,” says Kirsty Merriman, Managing Director.

With a team of 16 staff and a larger fleet of APC-liveried delivery vehicles, the Hereford facility manages as many as 700 parcels a day for next day delivery to every corner of the UK through the APC Overnight nationwide network. In addition, the Hereford facility offers NetDespatch online booking and tracking to simplify its customers’ administration.

“Our ability to provide exceptional service and our determination to succeed will help us to continue to grow the business, maintaining our lead in the county and adding further strength to APC Overnight as a whole,” concludes Kirsty Merriman.