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Be part of a new era for postal services with Post & Packing INVESTMENT LEVEL: £25,000


ince the privatisation of the Royal Mail, Post & Packing has seen many changes in the postal system, as well as a decline of the post offi ces across Britain.


Despite these closures, there is still a large demand for postal services in towns and rural communities.


Post & Packing was already an established business when it announced its closure in March 2012. This left local businesses in a diffi cult position, as they would now have to fi nd an alternative company that could provide the same service.


“Having previously worked with Post & Packing via other companies, my colleague and I were intrigued as to why a company with a good concept would be closing its doors,” explained Hugh Furness, co-owner of Post & Packing. “We therefore arranged a meeting with the owner and their accountant, and following this meeting we purchased the company, along with all its intellectual rights.” This purchase and turnaround was completed in one week in May 2012 and the current owners managed to retain all of the staff , along with securing the lease of the Kings Hill premises in Kent.


The two owners, Hugh Furness and Martyn Filby, have since developed Post & Packing and its services, and it has gone from strength to strength with its unique off ering. Post & Packing is your very own walk-in mail room for retail and business customers alike. It’s an independent postal retailer that off ers a range of postal and shipping services for businesses and the local communities including: stamps, packaging materials, national and international shipping, PO Box rentals with private mailing addresses, DX, pick and pack, e-drop shop, mail and order fulfi lment and storage services. The Post & Packing sites are situated in high-street locations to optimise the passing footfall of consumer’s trade, as well as the local business community. In addition to their shop front services, it off ers a local pickup from businesses making it an extremely convenient service to use.


The franchise industry in the UK is booming and many entrepreneurs are favouring to go with franchise opportunities rather than starting their own business from scratch. Franchises come with a proven business model, an already established brand and ongoing support, which is very appealing to individuals who want to run their own business and be their own boss. Post & Packing launched its franchise


Martyn Filby (left) and Hugh Furness (right)


off ering last. With only a £25,000 investment to open up a Post & Packing operation, ambitious individuals can run their own business and potentially make up to £260,000 in their fi rst year.


In the last nine months, Post & Packing


has already celebrated the launch of four franchise shops in Welling, Croydon, Acton and Wigston. This opportunity has allowed the franchisees to use their entrepreneurial skills and initiative to progress and develop their own Post & Packing shop from a successfully proven business plan. The relationship between the franchisees and Post & Packing head offi ce goes beyond the initial training period and continues with a high level of support throughout the process.


This franchise opening is an exciting and aspiring opportunity for entrepreneurs, and marks the beginning of Post & Packing’s plans to grow further. “Our long-term ultimate aim is to become a national household brand that people turn to for all of their postal and shipping requirements,” said Martyn Filby, co-owner at Post & Packing. “We are at the forefront of this rapidly expanding and exciting time. Our services have been tailored specifi cally with our customers in mind, off ering full solutions, which enable our customers to fulfi l all of their postal and courier requirements under one roof,” continued Martyn.


Post & Packing Retail


www.postandpackinguk.com franchise@postandpackinguk.com 0845 498 9622


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Investment: £20k-£50k


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