Southern DespatchFreight Services in Poole, Dorset

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Southern Despatch was established in 1981 by the present owners, Steve and Tina Campbell. Steves background is military, having served with the Royal Marines around the world and finally leaving the service at Royal Marines Poole. Tina has a background in admin and marketing for a large multi-national food group. Since 1981 we have seen the Company grow steadily and it's reputation for speed, efficiency and more importantly, reliability is the envy of our competitors. Now, 30 years on, we're still here, no mean feat in todays tough business world.

Our Technology - The Courier Operations Room and our accounts office has been fully computerised since 1985, back when computers were in their infancy. Inward investment has allowed us to fund the growing needs of the company and clients alike. Investment in first class communications equipment has been imperative in the quest to maintain Southern Despatch as the South's leading same day courier company. Recent improvements in technology have allowed us to take full advantage of the latest satellite navigation systems. Our operations software comes from Courier Systems in Brighton and our accounting is by Exchequer Software in Bournemouth.

Experienced personnel - All of our couriers are professionals, trained and monitored to ensure that the highest service standards are maintained. They all carry Company I.D, two-way radio and/or mobile telephones to increase operational flexibility, safety, communications and reliability.

Health and safety - Couriers use high-visiblity clothing at all times to ensure their personal safety. Courier safety is of the utmost importance and this principle is adopted when evaluating potential personnel. A culture of professionalism, safety and high quality service are maintained throughout the company to ensure that our clients receive the very best service possible.

Our office - Located centrally, we're just 2 minutes from the main artery of Wessex Way. We bought and renovated the office premises in 1988 and they still serve us very well today, with considerable room for future expansion.

Areas Served
Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ringwood, Ferndown, Wimborne Southampton, New Milton, Lymington, Dorchester, Salisbury, London
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  • Servicing residential, commercial and industrial clients
  • Licensed, insured and bonded
  • Year established: 1981
  • Number of employees: 15
Highlights, Specialties & Features
  • Immediate Response Couriers
  • Fast Flexible Service
  • Industry Leading Quality
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87 Palmerston Road
Poole, Dorset
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Phone Number
01202 392155
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01202 392 155
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Our core service
Providing Rapid Response Couriers is our core business! We maintain local and nation-wide coverage for all types of deliveries and collections. This rapid response service provides immediate collection and delivery for time critical goods. An operations manager is always on call for urgent jobs, even out of office hours: rest assured that Southern Despatch will be there to help during emergencies. All our couriers carry two-way radios and mobile phones to increase their flexibility and efficiency, allowing deliveries to be monitored closely.
Client Testimonials
Testimonial #1
"Following a work emergency your rapid response has solved a huge problem and made all the difference. I cannot recommend you highly enough if only all my suppliers were as good as you"
ByPaul Filler/ Managing Director
Testimonial #2
"For all the years we have used Southern Despatch you have always been very punctual, helpful and a credit to business in the south and beyond." Kind regards
BySteve Harrison/ Director
Testimonial #3
"I am writing to ask if you would please pass on our thanks to your rider, Tony Sivyer, who earlier this week assisted our Company with a package delivery. "Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Tony was kept waiting for the original collection which was then delayed until the next morning. Throughout the whole process Tony was extremely obliging and offered assistance far beyond the call of duty. Again, please pass our gratitude onto Tony for us. "
ByBombardier Aerospace/ Bournemouth Airport
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Our office with 3 BMW R1100RT's about to be despatched
Our office with 3 BMW R1100RT's about to be despatched
Gary Ancell presenting Debbie Sherwin with her prize from our 30th Birthday competition
Gary Ancell presenting Debbie Sherwin with her prize from our 30th Birthday competition
Steve Campbell, former Royal Marine Commando, now the boss at SD
Steve Campbell, former Royal Marine Commando, now the boss at SD
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The team have over 80 years of experience at Southern Despatch!!!

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