Absolutely, the longest serving London Courier since 1865, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Go-Betweens Couriers Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
Go-Betweens is a London-centric Courier company operating from Holborn, WC1 offering Sameday, Next Day and International delivery services. This transaction is in line with the Company’s growth strategy and follows the acquisition of 3D Couriers in 2018.
Go-Betweens was established in 1986, and operates a wide range of vehicles which includes push bikes, motor bikes and vans. Go-Betweens has always been committed to providing their customers with a truly personal service and has focused on building excellent relationships with clients throughout their 30+ years. These core values resonate with the Absolutely brand which will only add to the ongoing customer experience.
The business will continue to be operated under its existing Go-Betweens brand in the short-term supported by the same team of experienced professionals to ensure a seamless transition. The management team of Go-Betweens will remain with the business following the acquisition.
Stuart Godman, CEO of Absolutely says:
“We are delighted to have acquired such a well-established business and there are significant synergies between the two companies as we share key common values and goals. This acquisition underpins our business strategy to continue growing over the coming years and adds significant experience to our team. Our utmost priority is the customer and we will continue to provide outstanding service in the Sameday, UK Overnight, International and Temperature Controlled markets. We are really excited about welcoming the Go-Between team to the Absolutely family.”
Jeremy Thompson, Chairman of Absolutely, who was integral to the process added:
“I am thrilled that we are adding such a well established and strong team to the Absolutely Group. The client base is in keeping with the portfolio of customers who we look after day in, day out. It will certainly be business as usual and a smooth transition for all in involved.
Absolutely is a privately run business with a heritage stretching back to 1865. The business employs over 100 colleagues across its three London locations. Absolutely now has access to over 250 couriers, servicing more than 6,000 corporate accounts ranging from well-known fashion brands to law firms.
The Company provides the following services:
- Same day delivery
- Next day delivery
- International delivery
- Temperature controlled delivery