A GOOLE courier company has won a regional award after increasing its parcel handling rate by 30 per cent.

Direct Logistics Solutions Limited fought off stiff competition from 30 courier companies to claim the Northern Regional Depot of the Year title at the APC Overnight 20th anniversary annual awards ceremony.

The businesses were assessed on operational efficiency, customer service and on-time deliveries.

Depot principal Neil Short said: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to take home this award.

"It’s a ringing endorsement of all the hard work that goes into providing local residents and businesses with a truly first class nationwide delivery and collection service. I’d like to extend my thanks to all of our staff members without whom this wouldn’t of been possible.”

National Network manager at APC Overnight Gary Hall added: “It’s important to acknowledge the consistently high customer satisfaction levels that Direct Logistics Solutions Limited achieved throughout 2013.

"Exceptional delivery success is something we never take for granted at APC Overnight and our decision to crown them ‘Northern Regional Depot of the Year’ is something I have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating.”