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The UK’s largest independent parcel network, APC Overnight, has been nominated for two prestigious industry awards.

A panel of industry experts has shortlisted the overnight delivery specialist in both the Innovation and Network of the Year categories as part of this year’s Motor Transport Awards, the UK’s biggest awards ceremony for the road transport industry.

The Network of the Year nomination will look at how the company’s unique structure saw its 115 independent member depots make excellent use of local knowledge to provide an outstanding on time delivery service last year.

The Innovation nomination meanwhile is a collaboration between APC Overnight and Cartwrights, and looks at the two companies’ development and trial of bespoke extended trailers across APC Overnight’s delivery network in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency.

“We have a firm commitment to offering fast and efficient on-time delivery, with a friendly, local service,” said APC Overnight chief executive, Syed Ziaullah. “All of our depots are independently run businesses and I believe customers can see the benefit of working with a local company and the commitment to customer service when they use APC Overnight.”

Syed continued: “Being recognised by industry insiders is a fantastic endorsement and it’s great that these two awards represent two very different sides of our business. We constantly look to be ahead of the competition by investing in our business and the introduction of these four extended length double deck trailers is a key part of this.”


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The UK’s largest independent parcel network, APC Overnight, is celebrating after being crowned ‘Business of the Year 2013’ at the Express and Star’s Business Awards for the second successive year – the first time any organisation has won the award two years in a row.

APC Overnight, which comprises 115 independently-owned depots across the UK, was singled out for its performance during the 2012 Olympics and its outstanding profit growth, which has enabled the firm to invest £16.5 million in a new 138,000 sq. ft. national sortation centre in Cannock, Staffordshire.

Having won the award for the first time in 2012, APC Overnight’s successful defence of its title underlines the achievements and continued growth of the business over the last two years. This progress has been thanks to the firm’s increased levels of customer service, which is founded upon a rising number of referrals and repeat business.

The award has raised the profile of the logistics industry in the West Midlands, not least thanks to the Express and Star’s status as the biggest-selling regional evening newspaper in Britain.

Syed Ziaullah, chief executive of APC Overnight, said: “To claim the award for a second successive year is an unbelievable achievement and underlines the high levels of expertise and commitment consistently demonstrated by our staff.”

“Our continued achievement is largely thanks to the co-operative structure of our business, which allows everyone employed by the organisation to play their part in maintaining outstanding service levels for our customers.”