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Matthew Heaton, Barclays, Craig Moore, Barclays, Karl Brown, Direct Express Logistics Doncaster Solution Ltd, Mark Flanagan, Platinum Money and David Mathieson, Barclays

Bank cash supports premises buy for courier firm

Direct Express Logistics Doncaster Solutions, an £18m-turnover courier business established in 1997 by entrepreneur Karl Brown, has expanded with the purchase of premises with funding from Barclays

The courier service specialises in same day, overnight and international delivery and initially started with one van and a vision. It now has four further sites at Cardiff, Glossop, Nottingham and Stockport serving more than 2,000 clients and employing 200 staff.

The funding from Barclays has assisted with the purchase of its previously rented headquarters at Alpha Court, Capitol Park in Thorne.

"Starting my own business was a dream and it's been rewarding to see the business grow and our customer base and our geographical reach expand with services throughout the UK and overseas," said Karl Brown.

"We're now part of the APC network which enables us to give our customers overnight delivery and we will continue with our investment plans in technology, vehicles and people to ensure the best service possible for our customers.

"It's great that Barclays were able to help fund the new site which we will now own, securing the future of the business and taking us to the next phase of our growth plans."

Mark Flanagan of Platinum Money worked with Matthew Heaton, Barclays Business development manager; Craig Moore, Barclays Business manager; and David Mathieson, area manager for South Yorkshire to put together the funding package for the deal.