|Headquarters||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Paul Stewart, Ciara Kennedy, Andy Monk, Anthony Gallagher|
Number of employees
Uni Baggage is a luggage delivery company which is used mainly by students though its services are also available to the general public. Uni Baggage reports that it is used by university students, holiday makers and the forces. Uni Baggage arranges the collection and delivery of its customers' items through major couriers, for considerably less than if the customer booked direct.
The courier service was founded by young entrepreneur Paul Stewart in 2009, after he had experienced difficulties moving his personal belongings from his home in Northern Ireland to where he was studying, at the University of Edinburgh.
Paul set up the business in his second year of studying an engineering degree at Edinburgh University. Paul juggled his time between attending classes and setting up the business, using his student loan to fund the venture. The company is now based in Belfast. Since it was founded, Uni Baggage has expanded into worldwide shipping and currently offers the services of DHL Express, FedEx and Parcelforce.
In August 2013, the company had 30,000 customers and transported more than 1,000 tonnes of student belongings, travelling 6,000,000 miles across the United Kingdom and Worldwide. By 2014, the company had annual sales in excess of one million pounds.
In September 2014, Uni Baggage announced the launch of its VIF service (Very Important Fresher). This new service was covered by a number of media outlets, including the BBC, Financial Times, CNBC, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph. The VIF service allowed students to travel to University in luxury while their belongings were transported separately.
In November 2015, Uni Baggage launched several new routes from Ireland to Europe and the United States.
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