Apprentices on the right road to success

Ben Dunmore, Elaine Harries, managing director of Action Express and Nick Kanani
Ben Dunmore, Elaine Harries, managing director of Action Express and Nick Kanani
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A courier firm has shown its commitment to developing the next generation of business entrepreneurs by recruiting two new apprentices.

Action Express, part of the UK’s largest independent parcel network, APC Overnight, has recruited Nick Kanani and Ben Dunmore to its growing team following the busiest 12 months in the company’s 30-year history.

Nick joined the Action Express customer service department as part of his NVQ Level 2 course in business administration.

Having successfully completed his apprenticeship, he has now taken up a full-time role with the business as customer service advisor.

Joining Nick at the firm on the Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton is Ben Dunmore, who is also working towards an NVQ Level 2 in business administration.

Ben has joined the Action Express Transport administration department as part of his studies. Nick and Ben join Action Express during a period of significant growth for the company.

The past 12 months have seen the firm expand its team, buy five new vehicles and acquire an additional site which provides a further 21,000 sq ft of storage space. Thanks to this expansion, Action Express can now handle up to 20 per cent more work within its overnight parcel delivery service.

Elaine Harries, managing director of Action Express, said: “We were extremely pleased to be able to offer both Nick and Ben the chance to enhance their business skills as part of their apprenticeships. Their enthusiasm and hard work has been a real credit to the business since they joined and we are all looking forward to seeing them progress over the weeks and months to come.

“We have always been keen for our employees to progress with the business and the fact that Nick has now taken up a full-time position with us reinforces our belief that an apprenticeship can be the first step towards a long and successful career.”