Irish courier business, Zendfast is announcing 40 new jobs and a company expansion plan for its courier service business.
The family-owned company has seen an increase in demand of 114% for its services over the last 12 months as it specialises in an innovative delivery process for businesses using its own bespoke software and disrupting the courier and delivery sector by offering a premium, on-demand and fully tracked same day and next day delivery service.
Zendfast was launched in 2017 by CEO Declan Murray as an ‘on-demand, Uber-style’ courier company. Declan and his son Colin both from Rush, County Dublin have been growing the business over the last four years and have honed their services during that time as the company differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on ensuring the highest quality courier service available to clients whose values are equally focused on quality over quantity.
Zendfast has secured backing from Enterprise Ireland through LEO to expand the company. Zendfast has planned to hire 40 new staff in addition to the 35 already working in the business over the next 3 years.
Speaking this week, CEO Declan Murray said, "We are delighted to be expanding our business and be in a position to hire 40 new staff over the next three years. Our business growth had been on a steady trajectory however due to the pandemic the demand from the population for courier delivered goods has of course increased, but so too has the number of businesses who have shifted from business to business delivery to business to consumer delivery."
He added, "A lot of businesspeople plan meticulously, work hard, and have great business ideas; but the ones that survive times of uncertainty are the ones that can adapt quickly to change and circumstances. We have seen many businesses who have used our services or any courier services for the first time doing a pivot from the ‘normal’ target market due to Covid. It is great to see such innovation in these times, and we feel fortunate to be part of their supply chain and to also be in a position to expand our business.”