In the 18 years since he founded the business, MD Jamie Boyd has taken Today Team from strength to strength. The simple man-and-van courier service has become a multi-million-pound business with an outstanding reputation, loyal clientele and a highly experienced team. Growth is one of Boyd’s objectives, and this week, with the acquisition of Speedy Courier Services Ltd completed, Today Team has taken another big step forward.
Speedy Courier Services Ltd was established ten years ago and, like Today Team, provides an exceptional same-day courier service to an impressive list of clients. However, founder Angela Burnett was seeking a new challenge, and aware of the professionalism and commitment of Boyd’s team, she made an initial approach. Boyd was interested and work on arranging the acquisition began.
Jamie Boyd says, ‘We knew the quality of the operation Angela was running and, naturally, as a business keen to expand, it was a fantastic opportunity for us. Both businesses have been built from the ground up by committed individuals. Both have prestigious clients in key industries. Both are North-West based but offer nationwide service. Both are noted for friendly, professional service, and both have excellent reviews. The fit seemed natural.’
Boyd told us that the entire acquisition process had been straightforward, and was keen to stress that while it represented a positive step for Today Team, it is just one more step in the company’s ambitious plans. We asked whether he would be interested in further acquisitions, and he nodded, saying, ‘If an opportunity comes along, we’ll be very keen to explore it.’
Building a substantial business is a multi-faceted task. It requires both attention to detail and a broad perspective. And while Boyd is clearly an energetic and determined leader, he’s been careful to develop a highly experienced team which shares the company’s vision and values. He told us that the dedication of each individual is fuelling Today Team’s organic growth.