Horizon Express Ltd began as a small family concern in September 1995 with a single vehicle competing mainly in the Same Day, Dedicated Vehicle, Courier Transport market from offices near Maidenhead, since then the business has grown to become more and more successful year after year.

Reliable Same Day Delivery throughout the UK

Given our strategic positions within the UK we are able to offer unbelievable rates for high value / time sensitive critical Courier consignments with each vehicle insured up to £15,000 for Same Day UK services. Spreading our wings has meant that our services can now be enjoyed locally throughout Greater Manchester, Merseyside and all over Lancashire.

Need something delivered today without delay?

Our dedicated vehicles are available to move your consignments 24hrs a day, 7 days a week using satellite tracking and navigation to ensure a monitored, swift delivery.

Central London Same Day Economy Service.

Save £££s on our shuttle service. Consignments up to 25kg can be collected from our local area by noon and delivered by 17.30hrs. Same day to all Central London postcodes. For a super-economical price, please call now for further details!


The price we quote is the price you pay!!

Reliable National Next Day Delivery

When low value shipments and sometime tomorrow suits, we can collect your small packages and parcels as late as 5pm for a delivery the following day either before close of business or at a timed request - 9am - 10:30 or before noon.

A selection of reputable agents ensures safe, reliable and receipted delivery anywhere in the UK. Given that this is an economy option, insurance can be arranged on your behalf for a small additional supplement, please call our office for guidance and advice on how to access this service.

International Air Freight or Europe by Road

We offer a fast and very reliable express delivery and fast freight service to destinations throughout the world.

Utilising our network of agents at all major UK airports, we can collect envelopes and small parcels from your door and delivered direct to the recipient with the minimum of fuss for an extremely competitive price. Many areas do not incur surcharges for 'non-documents' or out of area deliveries. Some European and North American cities can be reached on a 'same day basis'.

Dedicated Drive - Europe by Road

Our fleet up to the transit type vehicles have the ability to move consignments to much of Europe with the minimum of notice. The company has gained vast knowledge in this area over the years. We can advise on many aspects through previous experience and would be only too pleased to offer a competitive quote for you without letting you down.

Our Economy Euro Road service offers fantastic rates in to many European countries for all sizes of shipment. Rates from 20kg.

We can provide an import service for consignments on either an express or deferred service level.

Documentation - Pro-Forma Invoice, Airway Bills etc.

By clicking on the Pro-Forma Invoice tab at the bottom of the web-site the, completing the blank fields will produce the required document for ‘Customs Clearance' procedures for sending consignments to countries outside the EEC. This document must be produced for all shipments other than basic documents. If sending documents this must be stated clearly in the description box on the Airway Bill along with noting exactly what the documents are e.g. DOCUMENTS (Birth Certificate).

On completion of the Pro-Forma Invoice please print at least 4 copies to be sent with the shipment and maybe 1 copy for your records if required.

Please note that all duties and taxes for non-EEC shipments will be charged to the consignee unless otherwise arranged by our office, it may be possible depending on destination, for the sender to pay the any duties, (free domicile), at a surcharge. Any missing or incomplete information on transit documents could increase transit times for consignments

Personalised Tailored Services to Suit Your Requirements

With over 20 years’ experience we understand that not every consignment sent has a straightforward beginning or end to its journey. Sometimes a client may have something at an unsociable hour of the day or small demand that some competitors may feel either awkward to achieve or too difficult a demand. We believe this is a key strength to our business and if we can do it, we will take on the task and ensure that every detail of the client is adhered to with the utmost attention from start to finish.

In the past we have achieved direct drives to Rome with pallets of paper meeting tight deadlines to a factory in shutdown that our competitors frowned upon, to human organs for a patient in Central London hospital theatre waiting life-saving surgery. Nothing is ever too much if reasonably possible.

Return/Back Load Rates

If you have freight anywhere in the UK that does not require urgent transportation, we would be happy to negotiate a rate to collect and deliver your goods when we are in the appropriate areas.

Give our office a call if you would like to discuss a more attentive service option and for any advice we can offer to provide the ‘Bespoke Service’ you demand.

Storage Facilities for Time Sensitive Deliveries

Both our current sites offer 24/7 storage facilities to look after your shipments either during transit or for a little longer if required. Forklifts are available at both sites for ease of handling. We don’t usually charge for simple 24hr storage or any handling fees but if you require anything looked after for a slightly lengthier period of time, we are here to listen to any requirements that you may have.

A Range of Vehicles for Your Delivery

Our expanding modern fleet of vehicles include vans of all various shapes and sizes and you can be certain we have a solution for you. All operatives have mobile phones allowing constant communication with the control office.

Vehicle Capacities

Small Van - dependent upon the vehicle: can carry a maximum of 500kgs

SWB Transit - fits most requirements, 2 pallets up to 1000kg

LWB Transit - the heavy weight van, able to carry 3 pallets up to 1600kg

Jumbo Transit - when volume matters, however weight is limited to 1400kg

To complement our own fleet we have access to literally 1000’s of other vehicles throughout the UK with industry network partners that of course have been vetted prior to being allowed to carry shipments on our behalf. This tool has proven crucial to our service and clients over the years when a consignment many miles away has to be collected ‘NOW’.

Our North & South Delivery Hubs Delivery Efficient UK Service

Not only does this give our own fleet far superior national coverage compared to many of our competitors, it allows us to be flexible and able to negotiate a cost effective solution to clients that may have a requirement for a special consignment between the North and South. We can offer our own private little network for high value and/or time critical shipments between the 2 sites cutting out the 200 miles or so mileage that our competitors would have to charge for.

Shipments between the South and major cities in Scotland, (Glasgow/Edinburgh) used to take 1 van and driver around 14hrs to complete and often incur charges for a driver to stay out overnight to stay legal. Being based with a halfway house in the North West breaks the journey in 2 ensuring less fatigue on the driver and vehicle but still the same efficiency of speed for your shipments.

Bespoke Software Delivers Hassle Free Service

As part of our service to the customer, we invest profits back into keeping up with the latest and best industry technology.

At no extra cost, our bespoke industry software provides us the ability to send 'proof of delivery' and confirmation of cost via e-mail once the data has been entered into our booking system. This eliminates the hassle of tying up loose ends later on.

Both our sites are linked so all the bookings made each day are being dually monitored ensuring that everything is being run efficiently and smoothly.

The majority of our vehicles are fitted with hi-tech satellite tracking and navigation systems (subject to availability) ensuring your consignment reaches its destination without deviation (only available with UK dedicated vehicle consignments).

Our ISO Accreditation

In February 2015, the business gave itself a 20 year birthday present by achieving the ISO9001: 2008 accreditation and in short it means ‘we deliver what we say’.

Our management processes are regularly monitored and audited by an outside agency NBS Ltd making sure that the quality and attention to detail throughout our business is adhered to ongoing.

The ISO9001: 2008 accreditation is an achievement that we are truly proud to obtain and a certification that we intend to uphold for the future success and longevity of the business.

The ISO9001: 2008 standard gives our clients peace of mind that we take their business seriously and offer the highest standards possible normally only expected from larger national competitors within our industry.

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Only wanting to be the best, we have now become one of the largest fleets of express despatch vehicles in Maidenhead serving a client base extending throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the entire Thames Valley region without compromising the personal touch. Adding to this we have complemented the business with a second branch in the North West of England, just off junction 28 of the M6 between Leyland and Chorley in Lancashire.

Our Thames Valley office is only 15 miles from Heathrow and 30 miles from the centre of London, the office in the North West being within 5 miles close to Preston, and within 25 miles of both Manchester and Liverpool, as a small independent Courier we truly have the UK covered.

Our expanded range of Same Day, Next Day and International Courier solutions will cater for most shipments not only in the UK but what we like to refer to as ‘One World’. Whatever your requirement, make sure you at least give us a call, you may be pleasantly surprised.