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Partha Dey speaks about National Sameday’s success story with Greg Clark MP

Partha Dey was invited to the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) event where Minister Greg Clark MP signs £79.3m deal for South East Midlands.  National Sameday was highlighted to the MP as one of the success stories as a beneficiary of a Velocity Grant.

The Minister for Universities and Science signed a £79.3million growth funding package at the national Transport Systems Catapult Centre, which is based in Milton Keynes. Local MPs and businesses joined the SEMLEP board to take part in the signing ceremony.  Read more about the SEMLEP and signing of the Local Growth Deal.



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Velocity helps National Sameday win significant aerospace contract

Delivery and courier business National Sameday in Luton has hired four new employees and safeguarded the jobs of two others thanks to a grant awarded by Velocity Business Support.

National Sameday has been awarded a significant contract to provide bespoke courier services for an aerospace company, requiring additional drivers and support staff to work specifically on the contract, which it won as a result of a grant worth over £7,000 from Velocity.

Velocity, which is free and available to businesses across the South East Midlands, provides grants of up to £10,000 and worked closely with National Sameday to help the firm develop a bespoke IT system in order to tender for the aerospace contract.

Partha Dey is Managing Director of National Sameday, he said: “The grant from Velocity has had a major and immediate impact on the business. This month, we’ve seen a significant breakthrough in the performance of the company and recorded our highest-ever turnover in the 22 years since we started, and we’ve had to recruit four new employees to help us deliver the contract we have just won.

“Not only that, but we’ve also been able to safeguard the jobs of two existing employees, who will now work solely on this new contract, which will operate seven days a week.

“The Velocity grant enabled us to develop and build a brand-new back office system to improve business processes and productivity, which was required in order to tender for the aerospace contract. This new system allowed us to rub shoulders with the ‘big boys’ in delivery and courier services and we beat off major competition to win this lucrative and significant contract, which we wouldn’t have done without the grant from Velocity.

“We are now in a position to tender for more contracts on this scale which, if successful, will require the recruitment of between eight to ten more drivers.”

National Sameday contacted Velocity via the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, which is delivering Velocity across the county. Partha met with both Justin Richardson from the Chamber and Richard Cooper, Velocity’s Bedfordshire Business Adviser, who guided Partha through the grant application process.

Richard Cooper said: “Very quickly we were able to identify an immediate need for new technology that would help National Sameday tender for this contract. The likes of the larger delivery companies already have this in-house but National Sameday needed financial support to invest in the development of a new system.

“This is exactly what the Velocity grants are here to do; help businesses like National Sameday win new business or retain existing business, leading to an increase in profit and the creation and safeguarding of jobs.”

To find out more about Velocity’s grants and to book a 1-1 appointment with a Business Adviser, call 0300 01234 35, email or visit

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Managing Director, Partha Dey has been invited to Hillborough Junior School

Managing Director, Partha Dey has been invited to Hillborough Junior School, Hillborough Road, Luton to talk to students about:-

  • working hard to start their own businesses
  • his time at school
  • and his Mount Everest adventure

Partha said that he would be delighted to share his experiences with the students with the hope that they would be inspired to start their own business one day and to focus on their objectives.

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Partha presents school awards

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Our MD Receives Honorary MBA from University of Bedfordshire

Our MD receives Honorary MBA from University of Bedfordshire in recognition of his business achievements at National Sameday over the past 18 years. He was delighted to receive this extraordinary award and thanks the University of Bedfordshire for bestowing this upon him. He looks forward to establishing further links with the University.

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National Sameday on Top of the World

Managing Director successfully summits Mount Everest

Partha summited Mount Everest at 7.20am on 20th May 2011 and stood at 8,850m – 29,035ft above sea level.

Partha spent 54 days in the Himalayas climbing the 29,000ft peak. He lost seven kilos in weight and on the last leg climbed for 19 hours surviving on just three
jelly babies.

He said: “It was incredibly hard and very dangerous. There were eight deaths on the mountain during my expedition and I passed a man on the way up kneeling who I found out later had been dead for two days. “But our planning was meticulous and we waited for the weather to change before the final ascent so that we had enough time to climb to the top and come down safely.”