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Jonathan Smith crowned E&S Business Person of the Year sponsored by Richardson

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive - APC

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive of the Alternative Parcels Company (APC) in Cannock, has won the Express & Star Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Richardson.

Martyn Richardson, sponsor of the Business Person of the Year category, said:


“We are delighted to announce Jonathan as the winner of this prestigious award.  It recognises not only his passion, pride and entrepreneurialism but also his commitment to his workforce.   Jonathan has instilled a culture where his employees are his number one priority and has removed barriers so everyone has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of barriers.  A real success story and fantastic for the region.


“His values align with how we deliver our own business.  We are always driving forward and continue to back management teams across the UK and internationally who are looking to grow their business by injecting capital for growth.”


 The APC is the UK’s largest independent parcel delivery network, with over 100 independent local delivery and collection specialists nationwide.


Jonathan has been at the helm of the APC for nine years, driving the business forward and heading up a workforce of over 700 people.  


In the last year he has led a number of investments to support its operations, including new fleet, an enhanced customer and consumer experience, as well as restructuring the ownership of the APC with great success.


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