Acclaimed start-up, Rapid Pack Fulfilment, is starting 2023 on a high: celebrating a year of success, by enrolling on a growth programme to accelerate their business to the next level. Following an illustrious 12 months, which included being named ‘The Best Fulfilment Start-Up in the UK’ and winning the Black Country Business Chamber pitch fest, Rapid Pack Fulfilment is joining the BEC (formerly Birmingham Enterprise Community) FORWARD Accelerator programme in a bid to elevate their growth internationally.
Founded in 2021 by Ben Slater, Rapid Pack Fulfilment provides eCommerce order fulfilment for online brands from a variety of sectors, offering everything from storage of products, to pick and packing of orders with an emphasis on helping them scale. Using his six years’ experience as a Shopify partner and solutions consultant, Ben set out to create a fulfilment service that doesn’t just speak to retailers, but understands how to remedy their pain-points too and overcome their business roadblocks.
The service has already proven successful with a over 50 retail clients already in the bag: a reported 450% revenue growth and internal expansion, which has seen the Rapid Pack team grow to eight in less than a year.
In an attempt to actively capitalise on this success, the business has enrolled on BEC’s FORWARD Accelerator programme, which offers expert support and resources for high-scaling brands to develop into global businesses.
Commenting on Rapid Pack Fulfilment’s enrolment in the FORWARD Accelerator programme, Ben Slater, Founder and CEO of Rapid Pack said:
“We have huge ambitions for the coming months, with our sights set high, so the FORWARD Accelerator programme by BEC couldn’t have come at a better time for us. The past 18 months have just been incredible for Rapid Pack – from establishing the business as a one-man-band in 2021 to growing to a team of seven and now having a diverse roster of clients, it has been such a journey and we are so excited to be elevating our business strategy to the next level and going global with the help, support and expertise of BEC.”
Boasting an impressive network of strategic and global partners, including Google, International Trade Council, IBM and Department for International Trade, the BEC FORWARD Accelerator programme offers all of the entrepreneurial support and resources for a business to grow successfully. Businesses enrolled on the six-month programme also gain access to a variety of funding opportunities, a pool of over 25 experienced mentors and full use of the Alpha Works co-working space. The scheme has supported the development of dozens of successful scale-up businesses in the region, including BitGreen, Calamus and Unlimited You.
Omran Habbal, the Co-founder and COO of BEC said:
“Rapid Pack Fulfilment is the prime example of the businesses we look for to join our community: ambitious, knowledgeable, and determined to go over and above. With incredible growth in their first year alone, we’re confident that Ben and his team will be able to elevate their business strategy even further with the support of the BEC network, scaling up Rapid Pack Fulfilment to stratospheric heights.”