Now, more than any other time, businesses throughout the UK need fast, trustworthy and cost-effective delivery services. Leeds, which is the financial and commercial centre of West Yorkshire is no exception. But which Leeds couriers will not let you down? Here at Same-Day Dispatch Services Ltd we have access to the very best courier services across the UK. So, let’s go north and visit this great northern city.
Welcome to Leeds
It was in the 17th century that Leeds became a major mill town trading wool. As may be expected, trading expanded in the next century and most of all during the industrial revolution. Other important industries at this time were flax, engineering, Iron and printing.
Leeds lies on the River Aire in the foothills of the Pennines, just under 170 miles from London. With the second-highest population of any local authority in the UK, it has modern road systems. For instance, it is all contained within the Leeds inner ring road and is serviced by such major roads as the A58, A61, the A64, the M62 and the M1. As well as various waterways, a thriving airport and the third busiest railway station outside of London, transport in the city is advanced and is a delight for Leeds couriers!
Industry in Leeds
Leeds may not be one of the main cities which comes to mind when considering which urban areas have contributed most to the economy of the UK. However, in the 21st century, it can certainly boast the most diverse of all the UK’s employment centres. The financial sector and services industries have grown exponentially recently and with a combined worth of over 2 billion, they are the fifth-largest in the UK. Retail, leisure, construction, digital and manufacturing are all thriving industries in Leeds. Major brands using Leeds couriers are Northern Foods, Capita Group, Direct Line, Aviva William Hill – and all in the city.
With over 150 distinguished law firms, the size and scope of the Leeds legal industry can be paralleled with London. Tourism remains very important, as it is rated 6th out of 15 top cities visited in the UK. In 2016 Leeds received nearly 30 million tourist visits.
Almost 25% of the Leeds workforce are employed in the public sector – and this seems to be primarily in the area of health. Leeds has many different health bodies such as the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and NHS Digital.
Covid triggers demand for Leeds couriers
Since the beginning of the epidemic and the subsequent lockdowns, the commercial world has been turned upside down. As high street shops have closed for safety reasons, more and more people have been accessing products online. This in turn has increased the demand for good courier services. In the same way, the businessman, always attempting to create a consistent supply chain, looks out for delivery companies who will not let them down. In the modern world, there is a need for advanced services such as same-day delivery and time-critical deliveries. Couriers remain the important factor that oil the mechanics of logistics. But, like all businesses during the current crisis, they are under greater pressure.
Same-Day access Leeds couriers
At Same-Day, we prepare for all eventualities. That is why we can more or less guarantee we will get your valuables delivered safely and at the time you have specified. Whether you are looking at international delivery, same-day delivery, or freight, we try to ensure there is always a back-up service in case the primary choice has issues (i.e., breakdown etc.). In this way, we can get your precious goods to your door intact and your business supply chain flowing – whatever the challenge.
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