Our History

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36 years and counting

Founded over 36 years ago by Managing Director Shaun Merrick, Speed Couriers has progressed a long way from the almost derelict Station House that served as the companies first office and operating centre – here’s a brief snapshot of our history.

A grant from the Princes Youth Business Trust, back-breaking work renovating the Old Railway Station House, and a couple of motorbikes launched Speed Couriers onto the emerging Manchester courier scene in 1985 and formed the basis of the company that has endured the years and grown to become the North West’s longest established and largest independent Sameday Courier.

Total commitment to customer service, borne out by numerous business awards over many years, has ensured consistent growth even through the lean times. After 7 prosperous years in the Station House the business relocated to its present home within Trafford Park.

Now based in a dedicated courier operations centre, with easy access to Manchester City Centre and the entire UK via the M60 Orbital Motorway, the business has developed significantly.
From offering only sameday parcel delivery via motorbike in the mid eighties Speed has developed and grown its service range in line with customers needs. Encompassing both sameday and overnight deliveries, medical couriers, exhibition and event transport, and specialist services such as tech-couriers and retail logistics, Speed really can deliver the goods. With a wide range of vehicles from motorbikes and vans to trucks, and a fleet numbering in excess of 70, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

Perhaps the greatest testament to the manner in which we conduct our business is that, not only do we retain six of our very first clients from when we began in 1985, but remarkably we are proud to have had staff and drivers with over 30 years experience!

  • Fully trained Couriers including Medical Training.
  • Identity Badges including photo
  • Modern fleet
  • Electric Cargo Bikes
  • Transit Insurance of £10,000 per consignment at no cost
  • Real time courier tracking and time stamped audit trail
  • Email delivery notifications
  • Flexible payment options

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Health Care and Medical Couriers

Specialist Healthcare Division which provides a secure
distribution channel for NHS Trusts, GP Surgeries and Private
Pathology Services

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Secure Courier Services

More and more of our Same Day customers Increasingly need
access to a Secure Priority delivery Service

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Aiming to never be beaten on price or quality of service. No matter how big or small the delivery required. For a quote call us today.

Expert medical service

We have a specialist Medical and Healthcare Division providing secure distribution. Trusted by NHS trusts, GP surgeries and private pathologists.

Fast & reliable delivery service

If you have a delivery or collection that is time sensitive, let us know. We always aim to be on time, every time, no matter the destination.

Case Studies

We’re proud to work with a wide range of industries and companies across the UK. From medical to retail to events and exhibitions. Find out what some of our customers have to say about us.


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