Abby Couriers exhibit electric powered delivery vehicles at Basildon Green Market Place

The Basildon-based courier company which launched the first electric powered vehicles on delivery routes in central London, Abby Couriers, will be displaying its electric powered vehicles at the Basildon Green Market Place on Monday 12 July 2010 at The Holiday Inn, Basildon.

Managing Director of Abby Couriers, Mark Giles, said: "Basildon Green Business Forum joins forces with Essex FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) to run the Basildon Environmental Services Market Place each year which is a showcase for local firms which are operating in an environmentally friendly way allowing good practice and ideas to be shared.

"This year's event is on Monday 12 July 2010 and Abby Couriers has already booked a stand where we will e exhibiting our electric powered courier vehicles which are not only environmentally friendly but reduce costs for the business too.

"At the moment we are running the vehicles from our depot in Vauxhall and with the introduction of 7.500 new charging points in London by 2013 we will be looking to expand our fleet of electric vehicles operating in the capital.

"What we now need to see is charging points being installed in Essex so that electric vehicles can be used in our county too and we will be looking to see how that can be achieved.

"We would encourage any businesses in South Essex to come along to this event at and see what environmentally friendly business practices can be introduced by talking to the exhibiting businesses from along the Thames Gateway corridor."

Founded in 1994 Abby Couriers is a family run firm with a Head Office in Luckyn Lane, Basildon - more details at

With almost 200 staff the firm has more than 175 drivers on the road providing Same Day Delivery Services across the United Kingdom and Europe for key clients who include DHL, FEDEX and TNT.

Abby Couriers is a member of the National Courier Association, the Federation of Small Businesses and Essex Chambers of Commerce.

During 2009 Abby Couriers won the Business to Business category in the Essex County Business Awards; the Staff Training and Development and the Business to Business Awards in the Basildon District Business Awards and the Green Business Award in the North and West London Business Awards.