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Business can’t stop here at diamond as we continue to respond to the national need for logistics services and continue to support new courier companies wanting to help.

Our latest recruit is Peter Jenkinson from 1878 Couriers.  We asked Peter where the name 1878 Couriers come from and 1878 is the year Everton were formed!

Originally from Blackpool, but has lived in Penrith since he was 10, he is a family man with 3 daughters to keep him busy! Passionate about football, Everton F.C. and the gym, he has always been ambitious – shifting from playing for Carlisle United until he was 18 and got injured, to pursue his dreams of being a entrepreneur.

Peter Jenkinson - diamond logistics CarlislePeter got into logistics by importing and selling sofas when he was 24 and had a contract with Argos. He sold UK wide and did the deliveries himself. Peter loved the logistics of it and planning the deliveries.

In 2009 the credit crunch closed his shop, 2 warehouses and he says, “I got a new job, but in 2016 I was offered a position of project manager or to take redundancy...I took redundancy and bought 1 van. 18 months later we had 8 vans and contracts with DPD, John Deere, Hermes, Siemens and others”.

He enjoys building the business and in his words, “just business in general!” Peter enjoys logistics especially as he enjoys planning routes and getting items to their destination on time. His current clients differ each day, however he continues to build his business, confirming, ‘I have already planned potential businesses in this area that would work with the diamond services. Just can't wait to get started and knocking on doors”.

When asked why he decided to join diamond Peter says, “No one offers in our area what diamond offers. It will be huge for my business; its what’s needed to grow. I am good at selling and looking forward to building the business for this in my area”.

“I spoke to Dan a good 18 months ago and at the time the offer wasn't for me however, the systems that Dan showed me were unbelievable and it seemed a family type of business. When we spoke again and the offer had changed a little there is no way I could turn it down”.

You can find Peter and his team at: Diamond Logistics Carlisle, Unit 9b Ullswater Business Park, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7EH - 01768 216192 or at carlisle@diamondlogistics.co.uk 

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