1. myParcelDelivery.com

The online courier comparison service delivering value for businesses and consumers alike

Founders: David Grimes and Paul Haydock
Founded: November 2009 (launched June 2010)
Website: www.myparceldelivery.com

Moving up 12 places from last year to our prestigious number one spot, David Grimes and Paul Haydock’s price comparison website for couriers continues to deliver on its potential, growing its popularity exponentially with businesses, eBay sellers and the general public alike. The business continues to grow by the week and has seen 685% growth since January 2011, with the company well ahead of targets for next year; an extraordinary achievement for a service less than three years old. Following backing from an entrepreneurial investor in late 2010, the next 12 months will see myParcelDelivery.com close contracts with well-known UK retailers, grow its online and offline marketing presence and hire more IT staff. The company also has plans to expand into European markets, which are not currently served by a myParcelDelivery.com equivalent – representing a huge untapped market for the ambitious duo. 

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