Lincoln entrepreneur opens shipping business

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A Lincoln entrepreneur has achieved a lifelong ambition of starting his own shipping company in the city centre.

Clive Jenkins has opened the doors of a specialist packing and shipping firm, Pack & Send, which is based at 4 Newland.

The firm provides services for both personal and business customers, and specialises in delivering both fragile, valuable and expensive items around the globe.

The UK franchise will deliver items from musical instruments and medical equipment, to prams and even taxidermy collectables.

Clive set up the first Lincoln branch of the established international firm after securing a loan with Natwest, through the government-backed Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.

The investment enabled Clive to complete renovation and cosmetic works to premises in Lincoln and also take on a full-time member of staff.

Clive said: “It’s certainly a challenge setting up a business from scratch, but having the freedom and flexibility to make decisions and steer the business in the direction I want is well worth it.”

Frances Simpson, local relationship manager for NatWest, added: “It is a pleasure to have supported Clive on his journey to becoming a business owner. I wish him every success in this new venture and look forward to watching the business flourish.”