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The winner of the Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Franchisee of the Year award has stated that demand for his business is escalating. David Tester, who joined the franchise in 2006, received the award in recognition of his outstanding success, his many achievements since opening his store, and the rapid progress he has made in developing the business. David first heard of MBE, which provides a wide range of postal services for businesses, when he was working and living in the USA.

David said: 'I went to a franchise exhibition and met some franchisors, although none of the businesses had significant appeal until I went on to the Mail Boxes Etc. stand. I already knew MBE from my time in the USA. It seemed to offer great variety and I could see the potential for making a sound business out of a MBE franchise. In the past, I had worked for an auction house in Bond Street, so I had some experience of this sector and realised how important a reliable pack and ship service is.

'I understood the value of the other MBE services and how they meet the genuine needs of local businesses. Since opening three years ago, I've discovered that the demand is escalating, especially for courier services and mailbox rental and, recently, for our Ordnance Survey-approved mapping and data service.'

Speaking about winning the Franchisee of the Year award, David commented: 'I am delighted to receive this award and give thanks to my staff and to my partner Sachiko without whose help, patience and hard work it wouldn't have been possible.'

Chris Gillam. MBE's recruitment consultant, added: 'We're delighted to announce this award. Dave's personal success is well deserved and he has made a big contribution to MBE demonstrating his commitment to his own business and to the network as a whole.'


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