One of the country’s biggest courier firms has topped its sales target for the year by boosting its client base by a fifth.
The independent company, Eagle Couriers – which is based in Bathgate – saw its total number of customers increase to 4,000 in the year, helping it achieve sales of over £3m. Much of the larger client list came through taking on more public sector contracts.
Announcing the results, the firm’s director, Fiona Deas, said:
“As well as our client base going up by 20 per cent, we have also won a couple of new contracts which have also allowed us to take on new members of staff.”
Deas continued to explain that 14 new employees had been recruited, adding:
“Continuous recruitment has been a key sign that the business is going in the right direction.”
The performance by Eagle Couriers is certainly a fillip for Scottish business, though many other companies are also finding new contracts as the economy performs better in some sectors. Some businesses are seeing delays in receiving prompt payment though.
However, invoice factoring is helping in that regard. Such alternative commercial finance in Scotland is also helping many retain and take on new members of staff.
Eagle Couriers says that its new business means the firm is well on track to achieve an annual turnover of £5m by 2014.
The firm has three main bases in the country – in Edinburgh, Glasgow and West Lothian. There are also smaller operations in Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness, though the expansion could see these being added to.