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About the NCDA

The NCDA (National Courier and Despatch Association) is the UK's leading professional body for independent courier companies in the UK.

The Association was launched in 2015 when two leading associations joined forces, the NCA (National Couriers Association) and the DA (Despatch Association).

The founding principles of both Associations continue and to further enhance membership and give value for money, the new association offers additional services, business promotion opportunities, courier search facility, discounts and exclusive member benefits from many industry suppliers.

With an expanding network of members, covering all the major areas of the UK and Eire. Our members collectively operate a fleet of 2,500 vehicles, from pushbikes (primarily in the London area), motorcycles and vans through to 7.5 to 17 ton trucks, providing customers with an unparalleled nationwide service.

Our common goal is to drive the industry though its members 'delivering excellence together'.

The NCA, 1988 > 2014

The NCA (National Courier Association) was founded in 1988 as a trading association called the NNCC (National Network of Courier Companies), to enable members to inter-trade and provide customers with a national same-day collection and delivery service.


Membership was limited to established courier companies only, that meet a specific requirement, and who agreed to a code of practice, thus protecting any member that wished to trade, and ensuring continuity of service quality for customers.

The DA, 1985 > 2014

The Despatch Association was an independent trade association that protected the interests of its members while raising the profile of the courier industry nationally through government lobbying.

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