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Global recognition for Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland in group awards

Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland has achieved a major accolade in the MBE Worldwide Excellence Awards 2017, which is judged amongst 32 countries worldwide.

Chairman Simon Cowie and his team received the Knowledge Contributor Excellence Award from master licensee MBE Worldwide SpA, recognising their efforts in contributing to the post, parcel and print franchise business’s focus on customer service.

“I am really proud of the team for winning this award,” said Cowie.  “We are happy to contribute ideas and share our practical experience for the benefit of the global network.  We share details of our marketing campaigns, as well as hosting international franchisees and master licensees from other countries on our new franchisee induction training programme.  This enables them to take these proven success stories back to their countries and use them to create franchise opportunities to help establish and grow their networks.”

MBE’s global chairman and CEO, Paolo Fiorelli, praised the way MBE UK embraces the group’s #PeoplePossible ethos, which focuses on the brand’s dedication to great customer service and ensuring a personalised shopping experience every time: “MBE UK always finds successful solutions to satisfy our customers and provide real value to its franchisees and to fellow master licensees,” he said.  “Our competitive advantage revolves around the personal relationships forged every day, in all MBE centres, with each MBE customer and family member.  MBE UK’s outstanding actions, aimed at sharing experiences, ideas and best practice, reflect the team’s deep understanding of this distinguishing philosophy.” 

 Fiorelli particularly praised the UK team’s commitment and willingness to support the group’s new master licensee training process.


Photo caption:
Simon Cowie (l) chairman of Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland, and Francis Laryea, managing director, with the Knowledge Contributor Excellence Award

About Mail Boxes Etc. UK:
Mail Boxes Etc. is the UK’s high street network of post, parcel and print centres.  MBE stores offer personal and business users reliable express and worldwide delivery, design, print, mailbox rental and virtual office services.  There are over 1,600 Mail Boxes Etc. locations worldwide, including more than 150 in the UK and Ireland.  For further information about any Mail Boxes Etc. service, call 0800 623 123 or visit

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