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Name

NCDA (National Courier and Despatch Association)

The NCDA (National Courier and Despatch Association) is the UK''s leading professional body for independent sameday courier companies in the UK. Covering the UK and Eire, NCDA members collectively operate a fleet of more than 2,500 vehicles, from pushbikes (primarily in the London area), motorcycles and vans through to 7.5 to 17 ton trucks, providing customers with an unparalleled nationwide service.

The association welcomes small, medium and large courier companies that provide, and can demonstrate, a professional level of service. Our common goal is to drive the courier industry though members ''delivering excellence together''.

As a member of the NCDA, businesses gain recognition as a professional and actively engaged courier company. Member benefits include:

  • Representation by a single trade association
  • Full use of the NCDA logo
  • Government lobbying
  • Recognised code of conduct
  • Website listing with courier search - 12,000 visits
  • Member trading and support
  • Courier Exchange free trial and closed group
  • Unlimited access to qualified specialists for HR, employment law, health & safety, legal, tax and VAT advice
  • Access to over 700 downloadable documents covering employment law, human resource, health & safety, legal, tax and VAT
  • Updates on Workers Rights and GDPR
  • National contracts & tendering service
  • Social media, marketing and PR opportunities
  • NCDA annual awards and networking opportunities
  • Discounted goods and services
  • Free Credit check service
  • Association newsletter

To be considered for full membership applicants should have been trading for at least 1 year and hold a good credit rating, operate a minimum of 2 branded vehicles, hold up to date documents, have an operational and up to date website and operate from business premises. Applicants who meet all criteria but operate from a residential address will be offered access to all member benefits on an Affiliate basis.

Become a Partner

Freightlink is working with a number of key strategic partners to enhance the service we are able to provide to our customers.

Key Benefits

Experience

Experience

We provide a customer journey like no other. Smooth, seamless transactions at all times.

Booking Data Exchange

Booking Data Exchange

Direct links into suppliers systems. Bookings made via EDI.

European Links

European Links

Connecting over 50 countries, across more than 1000 different ferry routes.

Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking

We always look to innovate and make sure the decisions we make have a positive impact on our customers.

Connections

Connections

Relationships and partners are key to developing in the freight ferry industry. We pride ourselves on ours.

Exclusivities

Exclusivities

Products and processes that are only available through Freightlink.

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

For years we have been the first to make a move, and from this we own one of the powerful ferry booking systems.

Familiarity

Familiarity

All accounts get a dedicated account manager available at the critical times. Never be a number.

Expand Networks

Expand Networks

One of our partners, could be your next partner. Talk to us about who we work with, you never know what you could get out of it.