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Hereford couriers give pedal power to Start Up campaign

The Hub News Team | 17.2.17

A drive to encourage more entrepreneurs to start or grow their small businesses teamed up with Hereford's bike based courier service to promote the campaign.

Marches Growth Hub and Hereford Pedicargo have joined forces to publicise the #GetStarted campaign that is supporting people who are yet to launch their business or smaller companies that want to scale up and create jobs.

Pedicargo, which provides same day parcel delivery and recycling services using its purpose built trikes, will be travelling around the city showcasing the help available to emerging businesses through #GetStarted with a new billboard.

The Marches Growth Hub provides businesses with access to funding, support and advice through its website and dedicated phone line as well as face to face at its base at the Hereford Business Solutions Centre on Skylon Park.

The billboard will feature on the Pedicargo trade waste recycling bikes that tour the city on a regular basis.

Will Vaughan, owner of Hereford Pedicargo, said he was keen to support any initiative that would encourage more people to take their first step into business.

"I remember setting up our business almost 10 years ago, I wish at that stage we could have had access to a resource like the Marches Growth Hub, it would have made lots of things much easier.'

"Our bikes and trikes receive the attention of thousands of people every time they're on the streets and hopefully they should catch the attention of the next generation of business people."

Lyndsay Francis, from the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire, said: "Pedicargo is a successful story of a homegrown business that has been nurtured and grown and we are delighted to be able to promote the #GetStarted campaign with this forward thinking organisation.

"With any business, getting started can be the hard bit but the Marches Growth Hub can provide invaluable advice on those first steps that can help get your idea off the ground."

For more information on the help available, visit, contact the hub on 0345 6000 727 or by email at



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