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Franchise Expansion

Diamond Logistics rapidly expands franchise network

7 new depot openings in June/July and on track for national coverage…

Diamond Logistics Ltd announces a dramatic expansion of its franchise network, with 7 depots opening in the last six weeks. Recent franchise depot openings include Slough, Lichfield and Bolton, and outlets are due to open within the next few weeks in Coventry and Northampton. 

“It’s brilliant that the Diamond network is expanding so well. This is a testament to the Diamond team, and our franchisees who are all doing such a terrific job.” Says Kate Lester, CEO and Founder of Diamond Logistics. “We are well on track to achieve our target of nationwide coverage by this time next year, turning Diamond into one of the leading couriers in the UK.”

Built upon a strong customer ethic, high service levels and a carefully crafted franchise offering, Diamond is one of the UK’s fast growing franchise networks.

“Diamond has have removed all the hard bits of this kind of franchise – and left just the profitable, high value activities. It’s completely client centric so we can offer our clients exactly what they need and it’s all about the people – our relationships with our clients – and how we can help them make their businesses grow” says Diamond Basildon franchisee Paul Turner. “It was a leap to invest in something like this but in only a few short months I have busy collection rounds, a new ops team and have already had to expand my premises.

Founded in 1992 by Kate Lester, Diamond Logistics Ltd is a specialist same day courier and logistic company providing a wide range of organisations with delivery and fulfilment solutions.  The firm works with SME’s, blue-chip corporate and local government and healthcare providers. In 2013 Diamond Logistics Ltd embarked on a programme to create a franchise network, with 16 franchise depots currently trading, two signed waiting to open and a target of 40 depots giving national coverage by mid-2015.

Kate Lester started her own business in 1992. As an entrepreneur she has gained extensive knowledge of the courier industry working in 24-hour haulage operation, through to same day courier, and internet fulfillment. A charismatic entrepreneur she’s been listed in the top 20 most influential people in Surrey and last year won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Entrepreneurs Convention at the ICC in Birmingham.

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