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Totalpost’s David Hymers shortlisted for IOD North West SME Director of the Year

I am pleased to announce that David Hymers, Managing Director of Totalpost Services Plc has been shortlisted for the prestigious award of Institute of Directors (IOD) North West Small to Medium Company Director of the Year 2013.

David Hymers MD TotalpostAdditionally Totalpost has been put forward for an IOD Award for Innovation.

Hymers set up Totalpost in 2002 and since then has grown the business into an international success story with multiple subsidiary companies across the world.

An extremely driven and ambitious Director, Hymers has continually led the company into growth and success.

Totalpost is known internationally for its mailroom expertise and more recently has expanded into the X-Ray security screening market.

In 2011 Hymers took the decision to bring the manufacturing of franking machine cartridges in house.  This was to improve product quality and to take more control over the manufacturing and delivery process. It was a move that has paid off as Totalpost are now well known and highly regarded for the quality of their products. They are one of the leading franking machine cartridge re-manufacturers in the world.

Then in 2012 Hymers saw an opportunity for the company to become a distributor of an extremely high quality range of X-Ray security screening equipment supplied by Astrophysics Inc. This equipment is used across a variety of different applications including mailrooms, checkpoints, airports, prisons and public buildings. The equipment is designed to efficiently detect threats in letters, parcels, baggage and even cargo. In 2013 Totalpost became Astrophysic’s Inc most successful distributor in Europe securing over £1m of orders in the first 6 months of the year.

Speaking about the awards, David Hymers said, “I am delighted, surprised and humbled to have been nominated and shortlisted for these awards during a year which has been phenomenal for Totalpost so far. We have a great team of people at Totalpost without which such success would not be possible.”

The shortlisting for these awards comes in a very successful year for Totalpost. In April Totalpost were awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and in July the company picked up 2 awards at the Warrington Business Awards.

The North West Final of the IOD Director of the Year takes place on 26th September 2013 at The Point, Lancashire Cricket Ground.