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David Grimes ( - 2011 Finalist

David Grimes and Paul Haydock won a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award for June 2011 with their business
Entrepreneur: David Grimes and Paul Haydock
Location: Manchester

Business Description is an online comparison website for courier services across the UK Domestic and International markets, serving businesses, eBay users and the wider public.  Partnered with some of the largest courier firms in the world (including DHL, TNT, and UPS ) is able to pass on the high volume discounts it receives from these couriers to its users, helping them save on their parcel delivery requirements.  
They also offer added value tools such as free eBay shipping software, an online parcel delivery management area, live online parcel tracking, and a dedicated customer service team. is more than sustainable. In less than six months of launching the website, the business is on target to hit its predicted turnover of £1.25-£2M for year 1, with a gross profit margin of 30%.
They have also been appointed as an eBay ‘Preferred Shipping Partner’. The business delivered over 2,000 parcels in its first two months of trading and performance is currently exceeding projections as sales increase every week. The business is also doing its bit for the environment by joining British carbon offsetting schemes to enable customers to reduce their carbon footprint on each delivery.
You can follow them on Twitter with the handle @myparcel

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