AN independent courier company is going head-to-head with its international rivals in a bid to deliver public sector contracts after securing a six figure funding package.
Eagle Couriers, which has bases in Edinburgh, Bathgate and Glasgow, has unveiled plans to grow its turnover from £3 million to £5 million by 2015 by targeting growth in public sector business.
The firm which grew its public sector customer base by 40 per cent last year already lists the likes of Edinburgh City Council and the NHS among its clients. This year they are looking to focus on the work of bigger global delivery outfits.
Fiona Deas, finance director at Eagle Couriers, said: “As a small Scottish business, we are dependent on the support that our public sector bodies are able to provide.
“Over the next few years, our strategy is to increase the number of contracts we have with councils and local government agencies. Last year, we were very successful in this area, and we are hopeful of building on this over the coming years.
“Whilst competition from larger overseas companies is certainly strong, it is important that the government supports local companies like ours that can price themselves competitively and deliver services efficiently.”
Fiona continued: “Last year our overall business grew by 9 percent, which is obviously extremely encouraging. In order to continue to grow, we are eager to secure long-term contracts with public sector bodies.
“We are in a good position for 2012 and are extremely proud of the work we have been doing and want to continue to prosper in a very difficult market.”
Eagle, which counts BT, BBC and Scotland Excel amongst some of its clients, has plans to add a further 20 vehicles to its already strong fleet of 90 vehicles and has already added two staff to take its head count to 110.
Eagle Couriers has almost 30 years experience providing safe and quick logistics services to organisations across the private, public and third sectors, as well as working directly with consumers.
More information about Eagle Couriers can be found at www.eaglecouriers.co.uk.
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