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Delivery company Abby Couriers highlight electric vehicles at Basildon green market place

The Basildon Green Market Place held at The Holiday Inn on Monday 12 July 2010 has brought big benefits for one Basildon company.

Managing Director of Abby Couriers, Mark Giles, said: "Abby Couriers exhibited at this event, organised by Basildon Green Business Forum and Essex FSB (Federation of Small businesses), because we wished to highlight the electric vehicles we use on regular delivery routes.

"That objective was achieved with a number of businesses expressing interest in the vehicle and the service we offer.

"Peter Wognum of the Thames Gateway Low Carbon Project was particularly interested din the vehicle and as that organisation has some £2 million available for grants for low carbon projects by local businesses that could be very useful!

"Added bonuses for us were the opportunity to meet with some of the other exhibitors including Focus on CO2 which uses LED lights to provide the same level of lighting at a fraction of the financial and carbon emission cost of traditional office lighting systems so we will be exploring that option in more detail!

"This is the second year we have attended the Green Market Place event in Basildon and we are pleased with the benefits our business gets from this event and will be booking in for next year’s as soon as the date is known!"

Founded in 1994 Abby Couriers is a family run firm with a Head Office in Luckyn Lane, Basildon

With almost 200 staff the firm has more than 175 drivers on the road providing Same Day Delivery Services across the United Kingdom and Europe for key clients who include DHL, FEDEX and TNT.

Abby Couriers is a member of the National Courier Association, the Federation of Small Businesses and Essex Chambers of Commerce.

During 2009 Abby Couriers won the Business to Business category in the Essex County Business Awards; the Staff Training and Development and the Business to Business Awards in the Basildon District Business Awards and the Green Business Award in the North and West London Business Awards.

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