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Thriving local business relocates to the heart of Dundee Waterfront

Enterprising Dundee businessman Grant Campbell has relocated his thriving Mail Boxes Etc. business to 10 Dock Street, Dundee – part of the iconic new £1 billion Dundee Waterfront regeneration project.  

The new store, which opened on 2 October, is just a stone’s throw from the exciting new V&A Museum of Design Dundee, and right at the heart of the Waterfront area with its new marina, port developments, offices, hotels, bars, shops, cafes and residential accommodation.

Grant has been offering post, parcel and print services to the local community from his current store at 17 Union Street since 2006, and the store itself has been established some 17 years.  Business continuity will not be affected by the change, however, and customers will be pleased to know that the new store is just around the corner from the old one.

“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be part of the new Waterfront development,” said Grant.  “With 7,000 new jobs being created, and so many business opportunities, as well as an influx of tourists and private residents, Dundee Waterfront is the place to be.

“I know there will be lots of demand from customers old and new for our unique mix of services, including Royal Mail postal services without the queues; fast and easy parcel delivery using UPS, DHL, FedEx and other big brands; a mailing address and virtual office service; design and print.”

While MBE stores serve all sectors of the community, the new store’s proximity to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee is apt.  Not only does Grant specialise in pack and ship services for art, antiques and items bought at local auction houses, but his wife, Sara, has opened an art and furniture gallery next door to his new store.

Dock Street Studios will exhibit locally established crafters and emerging artisans to showcase their works to a new audience. Grant and Sara have worked together in the MBE Dundee store for ten years but are now going to be neighbours for the first time. 

“Hopefully we can complement each other’s business and boost trade,” explained Grant.  “Sara will showcase and sell these artefacts and I can pack and ship them anywhere in the world.”

With the huge level of interest that the Waterfront development will create, Grant is looking forward to welcoming more people than ever into his new store.  “We’ve been really successful in Union Street, but there are still a lot of people who don’t seem to know about our brilliant mix of services.  I’m hoping to attract more custom in our new location – whether it’s businesses seeking a mailing address that places them right in the heart of the new district, or visitors to the area’s many cultural attractions who want to send their purchases home.  We’re here to help.”

Grant and his team will hold an open day at the store early in 2018 to showcase the new premises and meet local businesspeople.  “We’ve got lots of new ideas to share with the many entrepreneurs and businesspeople that make this area so vibrant, and we’re looking forward to meeting customers old and new.”

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