Phil West

At Pegasus Couriers, career advancement is not just a concept but a reality. Many of our managers and office staff were once drivers themselves, attesting to the opportunities for growth within our organisation. The company was founded in 1988 by Martin Smith, an Edinburgh native, and since led to Phil West, a Scottish military veteran from Glasgow, being promoted to Director. Phil had been a part of the business for eight years before taking over the helm in 2023. With his experience and dedication, Phil has successfully guided Pegasus Couriers to become a prominent player in the courier industry. Before joining the business, Phil served his country as a medic in the UK Armed Forces, gaining valuable experience around the world. He joined Pegasus Couriers as a driver and quickly climbed the ranks to become a manager, overseeing a team of delivery drivers. Under his leadership, the company expanded to five depots across the UK and continues to grow. Pegasus Couriers has experienced remarkable growth in recent years thanks to our commitment to providing top-notch delivery service. We now have six strategically located depots and a team of about 500 reliable courier drivers. Our client list includes major eCommerce companies like Amazon and Yodel, which is a testament to the exceptional service we offer.

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What Is Last Mile Delivery

What is Last-Mile Delivery? Understanding Last Mile Delivery Last-mile or final-mile delivery is the last leg of the delivery process, where products are transported from a transportation hub to the customer’s doorstep. This stage is crucial in logistics, especially with the rise of e-commerce and food delivery services. It directly affects customers’ experience and brand loyalty

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Good Delivery Driver Skills That Can Elevate Your Courier Driver Career

Good Delivery Driver Skills That Can Elevate Your Courier Driver Career What Causes Late Deliveries and How to Deal with Supply Chain Issues In today’s ever-evolving delivery landscape, mastering specific skills is key to excelling as a courier driver. Clear and effective communication is paramount in this digital age. Leveraging technology, such as using a

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No One Home? Don’t Panic! Top Tips for Choosing a Safe Parcel Drop-Off Spot

Choose a Safe Location for Your Parcels to Be Left With the rise of online shopping and home deliveries, finding a safe spot for your parcels has become more critical than ever. Consider designating areas such as your porch, a backyard shed, or even a locked box inside your garage as your parcel drop-off locations.

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Self-Employed Courier Insurance

Self-Employed Courier Insurance Cost If you’re thinking about self-employed courier insurance, it’s crucial to remember that this type of insurance is tailor-made for business activities like deliveries. On average, the monthly cost falls between £220 to £261 for comprehensive coverage. This insurance shields your goods while in transit and covers public liability for injury or

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Pegasus couriers drivers are the best: discover how to master UK courier service delivery deadlines

Unlock Efficiency: Expert Courier Tips for Faster Parcel Delivery

UK Courier Service: Strategies to be the best Parcel Delivery Service Expert Courier Tips for Efficient Parcel Delivery Mastering UK courier delivery deadlines requires a strategic approach. Optimising routes is key to efficiency. Real-time tracking technology can ensure accuracy and timely deliveries. Additionally, maximising warehouse space and implementing the latest technology can streamline operations. Communication

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Learner driver is going for their license. Driver test cheating has doubled in two years

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Will Learner Driver Test Cheating Impact Businesses – Eventually? There is a Worrying Increase In Test Cheating Driver theory test cheating significantly impacts road safety and all road users. This dishonest behaviour undermines safety standards and diminishes public trust in the licensing system, increasing risks for everyone on the road. Cheating can lead to drivers

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Blind Spot Safety Tips

Eliminate Blind Spot Worries: Essential Safety Tips for Confident Lane Changes Blind Spot Mirror Checks for Safe Driving: Driver Safety You know those tricky blind spots in vehicles that can sometimes surprise us? Well, they’re a big concern. A scary 35% of surveyed drivers reported collisions or near-misses due to limited visibility. This article discusses

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Problems with Delayed Deliveries and How to Address the Delivery of Goods

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Common Causes of Parcel Delivery Delays Are you tired of waiting for your parcel deliveries? It can be frustrating and time-consuming.Here we discuss the causes of these delays and how you can address them. Several factors, such as global emergencies, supply chain issues, and bad weather, can disrupt delivery. What Causes Late Deliveries and How

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Choosing A Courier Service

Choosing the Right Courier Service Factors To Consider When Choosing A Reliable Courier Service Selecting the right courier service is vital to your business operations, ensuring that your goods are delivered on time and in perfect condition. In your search for a reliable courier service, you’re not merely looking for an interim solution but a

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Becoming a courier: How do self-employed couriers achieve work-life balance in their delivery jobs?

How do self-employed courier drivers achieve work-life balance

Work-Life Balance as a Self-Employed Courier E-commerce Retailers Fuelling The Courier Driver Jobs Are you a courier driver who dreams of achieving a healthy work-life balance? If so, you’re in the right place. Juggling deliveries, navigating traffic, and meeting deadlines can feel overwhelming, leaving you wondering if a fulfilling personal life is possible. Here, we’ll

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E-commerce Retailers, Online Shopping And The Parcel Delivery Courier World. Courier Driver Deliveries are on the rise as retail purchases also increase

Online Shopping And The Parcel Delivery Courier World

Online Shopping and Delivery Couriers E-commerce Retailers Fuelling The Courier Driver Jobs In today’s world, shopping has shifted predominantly online. When you make a purchase on the internet, you wield significant influence over the delivery process. Your demand for fast shipping drives courier companies to improve their services constantly. Clicking ‘buy now’ sets off a

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Are Self-Employed Courier Driver Jobs Worth It? Self-employed courier jobs and delivery driver jobs have great earning potential across the UK.

What you need to know about being a UK self employed courier driver

Being a UK Self Employed Courier Driver Self-employed courier drivers embrace the freedom and earning potential that many can’t – or don’t want to!  Be your own boss, and create a career that suits your needs and ambitions. Here we give valuable insights on how to become a successful self-employed courier driver and take control

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Van Costs Set To Soar

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Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure and Business 2024 The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is gaining traction in the UK, with businesses increasingly looking to reduce their carbon footprint and take advantage of the cost savings. Here Pegasus Couriers director, Phil West, explores various aspects related to electric vehicle demand, EV infrastructure, challenges and opportunities in this market. The Demand

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Car breaks down on UK Motorway with the driver on the phone calling for assistance. Read our tips on how to prevent a car breakdown during the summer 2023.

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UK Vehicle Breakdown Tips Summer is here! That means it’s time to hit the open road. But before you hit the motorway, it’s important to take some time to prepare for the summer driving season. Here Pegasus Couriers MD Martin Smith gives some tips to help you avoid a vehicle breakdown. Prevent a Summer Breakdown

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Customer Service is Vital

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Read what Martin Smith says about the future of the Courier Industry

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Pegasus Couriers signs Armed Forces Covenant

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