A transport firm celebrated the most successful year in its history by delivering £4.3million in sales.
Rapidly expanding Delivery Solutions (Delsol) Ltd last week revealed its best year of trading since its inception in 1999.
The firm, which has its head office in Bethel, is run by directors Simon Walker and Tony Parry.
Delsol won 150 new customers in 2010 and also managed to create around 16 new jobs in its Bethel branch, taking its total staff to 70 across the company and rolling-out a fleet of 40 vehicles.
Mr Walker said: “It still seems like hard work but we have had a very good year.
“Everybody at the firm has worked extremely hard to make it a success – that’s everybody from the drivers to the managers down to the customer service representatives making sure that the customers are happy.
“We seem to be getting a lot of business from the Post Office and other big firms but I think our reputation has grown through word of mouth as well.
“In the past year we’ve also worked with the Welsh Language Board to upgrade all of our signage and stationary to Welsh.
“This is obviously very important to customers living in this area and for us it’s just playing to our strengths.”
The company was founded in Bethesda 12 years ago. It received £175,000 worth of match funding from the Welsh Assembly to convert an old barn in Bethel to a depot.
Since then, the firm has boosted staff numbers at the office from 25 to 45.
Today it offers the complete courier service operating 40 vehicles ranging from transit vans to bikes to articulated lorries all of which feature the distinctive blue and white livery.
Mr Walker, said the firm is determined to build on its growth and win more business across North Wales, Cheshire and the North West.
He said: “In 2011 we will be vigorously marketing a ‘one stop shop’ for parcel and pallet services with onward delivery to all of the UK and worldwide.
“We will also be working towards upgrading our current fleet and making the vehicles more economical and greener.
“We know we can go head to head with the international couriers by offering better value, better service and critically a commitment to invest in the local community and local people in North Wales and Chester.
“If you want to track a parcel with us you can always speak to a person not a machine.
“We are passionate about providing that personal service – a factor the bigger multinational transport firms struggle to match.”
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