Student's logistics solution

The University of Northampton

1st April 2019

Manufacturing & Export

The University of Northampton

A STUDENT from the University of Northampton has started a logistics business that could offer a solution to traffic congestion in Northamptonshire.

Siyabonga Matsebula, from South Africa, is in his final year of a Marketing Management and Business degree and has started a family business, On The Go Express.

The company, which Siyabonga runs with his sister, provides a unique platform for businesses looking to move their goods within the United Kingdom without the difficulty of sourcing reliable carriers.

Siyabonga believes On The Go Express can reduce the amount of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) on UK roads running at a loss without a consignment on return journeys, through its innovative freight exchange platform, allowing shippers to access a network of trusted carriers at any given time.

Siyabonga was recently awarded a grant through Santander's Enterprise Boost Programme to grow his business, and is very thankful for the University's support for their business venture.

He said: "The University has supported us throughout this project, by providing us with business specialists to work with and to help us further our business plan, enabling us to strategically position ourselves in the market, creating value for our customers through a bespoke platform catered to shippers and carriers within the United Kingdom."

For more information on the Santander Enterprise Boost programme, email enterpriseboost@northampton.ac.uk.

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