A Shropshire Chamber member has announced an exciting expansion and also several new appointments for the company.
DMR, known as Dex’s Midnight Runners, are specialist same-day couriers based in Shrewsbury. They have recently extended their vehicle fleet to 14 (including three refrigerated vans) and also recruited five new staff members.
Company director Derek Bennion said: “We are delighted with the ongoing expansion of the company, having steadily increased turnover by over 60 per-cent during the past year.
“We pride ourselves on working 24/7 carrying out short-notice delivery and collections throughout the county and nationwide from our base here at The Rural Enterprise Centre on Battlefield Enterprise Park. Often this saves our customers time (and money) when otherwise they would deliver items urgent or fragile themselves.
“Many of our journeys can be classed as ’emergencies’ but recently we came to the rescue of Chamber Partner Nick Chevasse, from nearby NRG Direct Mail, who’s daughter Victoria was heading for Heathrow Airport from Exeter University when she realised that her passport was at home … in Wem!
“Nick raced home to collect the item and delivered it to us (with a suitable note to the errant forgetful daughter!) for our driver to set off to London. Using his road knowledge to avoid traffic jams, he finally handed over the passport to a rather embarrassed Victoria at the terminal, with only minutes to spare.
“Besides such ‘delicate’ items, we also try to go that ‘extra mile’ for our customers, having recently been requested to collect 27 laptop computers, routers and data cables from Solihull – all of which were still connected – dismantle, pack and transport them to London, all to deadline.
“We have just taken delivery of our third refrigerated Renault van to meet the increasing demand for transportation of temperature controlled food products. This recently included one tonne of liquid egg, which we managed to get to its destination without being scrambled!
“On a serious note, our refrigerated vehicles were used to transport flu vaccines during last year’s pandemic scare and we will collect and deliver chilled medical supplies to locations across the country, including military centres, for which our drivers have full security clearance.
“Joining the DMR team are office staff Ollie Jones and Sue Williams, with new drivers, Gareth Jones of Ludlow, Noel Langstaff of Shrewsbury and Paul Adams of Bridgnorth.
“With our newly expanded team, we aim to extend our secure, direct and speedy courier service to even more clients over the next few months.”
For further information about DMR’s same day courier services, please telephone 01743 461111, fax 01743 443037.