Martin Connolly drives his way to success!

Martin Connolly saw an opportunity and jumped on it. Having worked in the communications industry for over 20 years, Martin, your local Fastway Courier Franchisee for the south Cork city area, felt the need for more control over his future.

"After two decades working in the same industry, I felt I needed a change in my career and I knew I wanted to be my own boss. I wanted to work in an area where my hard work was rewarded and I could interact with people on a daily basis." Martin began looking into buying a franchise and it was the Fastway Courier system that caught his eye. "After a lot of research, I knew that the Fastway system could offer me what I was looking for and I haven't looked back since."

Martin purchased his Fastway Courier Franchise for south Cork city in 2004 and has more than doubled his customer base since then. "The support provided by the Regional Franchisee initially helped me to gain new customers but it was through providing the best possible service that has really built my business and that is something I take great pride in. Owing my own business makes me responsible and accountable to my customers, but it also allows me to be flexible and provide a more personal touch that other courier companies can't."

His plan for the future is to increase his customer base. He feels that this can be achieved, despite the economic climate because Fastway Courier products are so economical. "Businesses are really looking at their costs. Because we don't charge any extras like fuel surcharges, customers know exactly what they'll be paying when they send out a parcel and this helps them keep better track of their costs. With Fastway, businesses can send their parcels or documents anywhere in the 32 counties for as little as €3.95*."

Martin's strategy for success is to get to know his customers and their business. He feels he can provide a better service when he has a good understanding of their business needs."

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