Tim Gilbert (Courier Industry).

Tim Gilbert has been in the courier business since 1979, and ran courier businesses for nearly 30 years.

He was a founder member of the Despatch Association, the trade body for the UK courier industry, serving on the committee for several years and designing the code of practise.

Tim is now an independent consultant, and has helped many people get started in the courier industry, both as owner drivers, and in setting up their own courier business. For many years he ran a series of training seminars entitled “How to get started as a courier”, and this gave him the idea of starting Tony’s Guide as a way of helping a wider range of people who are interested in starting out in the courier industry.

Tim is now co-owner of mtvan.com, the unique courier freight exchange with a social networking newsfeed, and of the sister site DeliverySupermarket.com, the courier price comparison website for shippers, which brings courier work to the members of mtvan.com.

He also runs Tiriazo Technology Ltd, a web design agency which designs business websites for a wide variety of businesses, ranging from big names in the courier industry to much smaller privately owned businesses of all kinds. If you would like a website for your business, big or small, it’s a good place to start.

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