Avango Couriers

The Greater Manchester Courier Company

"Start a business", they said...

Okay nobody actually said that, but it was the natural progression. I was tired of working for other people and not seeing any rewards for helping their businesses. So I bought a van, and started a courier business. Not really sure why that was my choice as I was a print and web designer at the time.

Courier Delivery Services

In 2014 I launched Avango Couriers Ltd. I was already a delivery driver and this was to be an upgrade from my self-employed status at that time. I wanted to look more professional and it seemed to me a limited company was the way forward.

Five years later it has so far proven right. The business is still small, but is going through its most profitable period, with a selection of regular customers helping to make strong growth for 2019.

Unfortunately, one thing you have to deal with in business is late paying (or even non-paying) customers.  We had to struggle with one such customer ruining our 2018 but we’re taking the fight to them and will see them in court. (update: We won the court case and have our money!)

Most of the new business we get comes in regularly through the website, which I made myself and have managed to get ranking on page 1 of Google for some important search terms such as Couriers Manchester.

A lot of our work also comes through local business customers and partnerships with other couriers. Sub-contracting is a huge part of this industry. We do some work for other couriers. They do some for us. There is a mutual respect on most parts with each other’s customers.

Avango Couriers Manchester Logo

Where does A-van-go next?

There are lots of new ideas in the works for Avango, and there are also a number of ‘sideline’ businesses that are connected, including our new information site for couriers called Couriers TV.

Avango Couriers 2022 Business Updates

Throughout late 2019 and early 2020 we created a website specifically for Pallet Distribution, but due to some difficulties trying to cover some of the loads, we ended up selling the project to another company.

Come mid-2021 everything was moving along nicely. We had plenty of customers. I’ve made changes to the website to encourage some new customers to try us out for our professional same day delivery services. But in 2022 the focus has shifted massively to our Couriers TV project while Avango has levelled off a bit.

I made a little video

It’s awful, I know. But it was one of my earliest efforts and it did what I needed it to do at the time.