MARLOW, England, August 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Technology business entrepreneur Kelvin Harrison has been appointed Chairman of NetDespatch, the Marlow-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider. NetDespatch is a leading supplier of web-based integration solutions for customers of postal and parcel carriers.
Harrison is a Chartered Engineer with experience as CEO and Chairman of several private and quoted innovative businesses across technology, media and telecommunications. He is a non-executive Director of UBC Media Group plc, Jee Ltd, TotalSoft sa and Warwick Ventures Ltd. Harrison's experience goes from start up through to exit by trade sale and flotation and embraces fundraisings, acquisitions and disposals.
NetDespatch has made substantial investment over ten years to develop a world class cloud-based platform that already handles millions of transactions every month on behalf of retailers and manufacturers in the UK and overseas. Harrison has been appointed to oversee expansion of the business globally and will be seeking partnerships and investment opportunities internationally.
"I am delighted to be joining NetDespatch as its growth goes into overdrive. It has demonstrated the scalability of its Software as a Service business model working with carriers like Royal Mail, New Zealand Post, DHL, Yodel and APC Overnight," says Harrison. "In the UK, online shopping has driven growth in the tracked parcel delivery market and NetDespatch has become the preferred way for retailers to book and track domestic and international shipments through postal and parcel carriers. The potential for NetDespatch on a global stage is huge."
"Kelvin is a well respected figure in the world of technology and investment and brings a wealth of experience to NetDespatch. Our platform underpins hundreds of millions of ecommerce collection and delivery related transactions per annum and yet we never sit still, we are always planning, developing and innovating on behalf of our customers. With Kelvin's direction, we aim to expand NetDespatch's global presence to allow more retailers, manufacturers and their carriers to deliver the high levels of service the new online world demands," says Becky Clark, CEO of NetDespatch.