Lincoln-based courier – Fleetline Despatch – has joined the diamondlogistics network to grow its eCommerce client base and serve customers in the East Midlands area.
The local business, set up in 1987 through The Prince’s Trust, started with just one motorbike before swiftly progressing to a fleet of vans. Fleetline’s existing clients come from a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, corporate and events. Fleetline Despatch is now set to extend and expand as a diamondlogistics Network Partner.
Despite the challenges some businesses are facing due to Brexit complications and COVID-19 restrictions, logistics remains a vibrant and critical service.
Bob Fenwick, company Founder and Managing Director, says “I have always considered offering overnight and international parcel services and fulfilment, but I didn’t have the right software or additional support services.
“Joining diamond gives us access to the technology we need to tap into a vast market. It is a natural bolt on to our current services. And diamond offer a personal experience that I believe is now lacking elsewhere in today’s logistics and eCommerce marketplace.
As founding members of the NCA, Bob has known diamond’s founder and CEO Kate Lester for a number of years. His connection to Lester, plus diamond’s credibility within the industry, encouraged him to reach out.
“From our first conversation with diamondlogistics, it became apparent that in these diverse and difficult times, if we wanted to grow Fleetline and to add to our current services, becoming a Network Partner was a no-brainer.”
diamondlogistics has been supporting traditional carrier business models to pivot on-line and support eCommerce businesses to scale-up. The diamond operation is well positioned to navigate its way through the complications of Brexit, which its Network Partners will receive expert advice and support on.
diamond’s founder and CEO, Kate Lester, welcomes the new team. “We look forward to supporting Bob and his team whilst they support businesses local to them.“
“diamond is perfectly positioned to cater for a wide-ranging variety of logistics needs – all from one local point of contact.” Adds Lester. “It’s all managed on their one-stop logistics platform, despatchlab. It gives our customers the latest technology and services twinned with owner managed local centres. Exactly the kind of logistics partner that a modern business needs to grow.”
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