DNDP is a courier and mail delivery service set up to break down the many barriers that prevent people with disabilities from working.
Founded on the principles of acceptance and inclusiveness, DNDP operates in a way that is unfamiliar to most businesses. By actively employing people with disabilities and long-term health conditions, DNDP is living proof that often overlooked members of society can and will contribute if given the opportunity. The flexible business model enables disabled people to work when they can, in a way that puts their care and health to the forefront. The focus is not on an individual’s disability, but on their ‘different-ability’, and the skills that everyone has to offer are recognised.
Managing Director, Bruce Gunn’s, life changed overnight when an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite on a family holiday to Spain in 2008 led to a pulmonary embolism, a collapsed iliac artery and long-term illness which left him housebound for three years.
“I went from being a successful IT consultant to joining the lost generation of disabled people. I had lots of interviews but never got anywhere due to a degenerative condition. I was sitting thinking what I could do when a parcel arrived. I did some research and realised the UK logistics market was growing, despite the recession.”
As a result, Bruce drafted a business plan and set up East Kilbride-based socially driven courier company DNDP C.I.C. “It gives disabled people control over their own lives, which is what everyone strives for”
Since its inception in 2012, DNDP has continued to grow, proving that the company’s ethics are compatible with both its commercial and social endeavours.
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