AMS UK & Worldwide Couriers Ltd
14th June 2012
AMS UK & Worldwide Couriers started to deliver urgent missives when Newbury Business Today was just a few years old, and who would have thought the company would have grown to include an urgent passport/visa application service and exhibition support by our 300th edition?
Regularly featured in this publication, AMS Couriers has a formidable reputation for delivering the goods, literally, and in a sector where you truly are only good as your last delivery that is an impressive achievement.
It has served Vodafone throughout that time together with other familiar Newbury businesses such as Quantel.
“Absolutely our core business is about getting urgent and precious letters, parcels and goods from A to B quickly and safely the same day,” explained Andy Stanton, who founded the company 22 years ago and, now with his wife Alison , has a team of 13 professional couriers.
“Ensuring visa applications arrive at the right embassy on time for processing was a natural extension of our business, but even that has evolved, and we now check the application before we submit it, much like the Post Office checks your passport, and return it to you within 24 hours or as quickly as the process will allow.
“This has become a specialist service of ours and is proving very popular with those companies that have to send staff overseas at short notice, particularly as we have learned all the idiosyncrasies of the different embassies.”
Another area of growth for the courier firm has been ensuring that exhibition equipment is stored, distributed and set up at a venue in time for an event, as Alison Stanton explained: “We pride ourselves on ensuring a package is delivered on time, and taking the next step to set up exhibition equipment for our customers was straightforward and has led to a whole new service.”
Newbury graduate recruitment firm Gradweb is one such client, and a very satisfied one according its client services director, Michelle Smith. She said: “We have used the services of AMS Couriers for a number of years to deliver consignments in the UK on a same-day basis. We have always found them to be reliable and helpful.
“One of our clients, a leading global FMCG [fast moving consumer goods] company, toured the UK universities last year recruiting for a graduate training scheme, and asked us if we could recommend someone who they could outsource the storage, distribution, set-up and dismantling of their exhibition stands to. We immediately recommended AMS Couriers.
“AMS did a fantastic job in following the university programme and ensuring that on each occasion, the stands were in place, on time and laid out to our client’s exact requirements. Our client was extremely delighted with the service they received.
“We would not hesitate to recommend AMS for work of this nature or any courier work requiring reliability, flexibility and care.”
Whether its getting an important document from A to B, sending documents or goods overseas, ensuring a visa application is acquired on time or needing help with your exhibition, AMS Couriers has been at the forefront of first class delivery work for over two decades and continues to go from strength to strength.