A BUSINESSWOMAN who set up her courier company in her parent's back bedroom five years ago is on course to reach a major milestone this month.

Since Angela Burnett launched Speedy Courier Services Ltd in 2013, which is based at Brewery Lane in Leigh, it has gone from strength to strength and is set to quadruple its overall turnover from when it was first established.

Although the majority of the company's work is based on collecting and delivering pallets and boxes in the UK, it has been involved in work for TV shows such as Peaky Blinders, Gogglebox, Long Lost Family and Saturday Night Takeaway.

It has also done jobs for Disney, Lego, Burberry and McLaren and delivered trophies for the Rugby Football League (RFL).

Angela, 40, from Golborne, said: "I always wanted to be my own boss and had many years experience in customer services and transport.

"I knew that from being a new start up there was a lot I had to learn quickly.

"There were parts of my business that I had never dealt with before at the start which was quite overwhelming but the day-to-day running of it kept me on my toes.

"I would not change anything that has happened though and it has been a really exciting and fulfilling journey so far.

"I hope in the next year we will see more growth which will enable me to take on more staff and increase our network of nationwide drivers."

Speedy Courier Services has also raised more than £1,300 for the Alzheimers Society and hundreds of pounds for homeless charities and various causes for individuals.

Angela believes her story can give budding entrepreneurs hope to follow their ambitions.

She added: "I would say to anyone thinking of setting up on their own - do not let the risk of failure stop you trying- go for it.

"You never know what you can end up achieving."

For more information about the company, contact speedycourierservices.co.uk.