Meet the man who has grown a comparison website to a multi-million pound technology business

Meet the man who has grown a comparison website to a multi-million pound technology business

MPD Group has grown from a parcel delivery comparison website to a multi-million pound turnover retail and logistics technology business in just six years. Behind that story is the grit, unwavering belief and absolute determination to make it work by founder David Grimes.

“I want to be able to say ‘I changed how that industry operates’,” says Grimes, the founder and chief executive of the Manchester-based group.

Before setting up – the website that would disrupt the courier industry – in 2010, Grimes had never worked in the delivery, retail or logistics sectors before. In fact, he had never worked for any other business before.

Straight out of Cambridge University, Grimes set up his first business at his parent’s kitchen table. Selling corporate branded merchandise, he’d get the goods shipped in from China to sell on…

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