A St Albans courier firm has received a special delivery of its own, having landed a national award from the UK’s largest independent parcel network.

Hand Delivery Ltd, based in Brick Knoll Park, competed against 115 courier companies nationwide to scoop the Sales Development Award at the 20th anniversary awards ceremony, held in Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole.

The company was commended for its "outstanding" sales performance and rapid growth, which saw it increase sales by 41 per cent in less than 12 months.