If we really don’t believe that your business will benefit from our service we will tell you straight away. Likewise if you ask for a 30,000 distribution and we know that for the target audience you want only 20,000 are needed, we will always be open and honest, and look to save you money wherever possible.
A particular goal is to ignite enjoyment and fun into everything we do, so if you call us and end up talking to someone miserable, then you have my permission to tell them to liven up!
Andrew Robinson, MD
Andrew comes from an architecture background with his degree from the University of Sheffield. Following his degree, Andrew then moved to Athens, Greece to work as an architect for a prestigious architecture practice. Partaking in projects including millionaires mansions, Prada and LV store design and build, and executive office blocks. Andrew has lived and breathed business from birth, living next door to his parents thriving business that has a lifespan of over 65 years. This has naturally made Andrew very ambitious. He knows the value of providing a quality service, and makes sure to do so regardless of the task at hand. Andrew is a devoted Christian and strives to implement Godly principles into everyday business.
Michael came fresh from A-Level studies at Greenhead College, Huddersfield. He achieved ‘A’ grades in Economics, Law and Government & Politics. He is a Christian and attends Huddersfield Christian Fellowship along with MD Andrew, ensuring Mr Flyer sticks to its Christian values. Michael previously worked for Mr Flyer as a part-time distributor for 2 and a half years; working all over Yorkshire and winning most of the prestigious Mr Flyer Monthly Distributor Awards. Michael is now running the show day to day at Head Office and has proved an invaluable right hand man for Andrew.
Jordan came from South Africa to the UK in 2000 at the age of 6 when his parents decided to emigrate. He was home educated in which he studied and gained A level standard qualifications in ten subjects including Math, English, and Health. Jordan has a strong passion for music. He plays piano, guitar and sings regularly in his local church. He achieved Grade 5 Piano and Grade 5 Music Theory and he still intends to push on and achieve grades 6, 7, and 8 in piano. One of his hobbies includes writing songs, of which he has written many. At the age of 15 he started working in his church at Fizzy Lizard, a children's playgym within the church. Jordan worked at Fizzy Lizard for 5 years gaining exceptional skills in customer service and a genuine passion for people.
So the question you may ask is, “Why HR and Recruitment?”. Well, this is what he said. “My passion for people I believe will help in my HR and recruitment role, and my desire to see Mr Flyer grow will keep me working hard.”.
Jacob grew up in Huddersfield, but lived down south for a number of years when he was younger - as a result he doesn’t have a northern accent and sounds a little like James Blunt. He has a Master of Law and Practice degree, but decided in his final year that he was more interested in business than law. He is married with 2 children, and his family are one of the biggest priorities in his life. In his free time, he plays tennis and loves to watch movies and would like to one day open up a cinema of his own.
He is also a postman with Mr Flyer, so has seen how the business runs at ground level upwards.
He attends Huddersfield Christian Fellowship with the other office staff and is a devoted Christian.
At Mr Flyer we’re about the why and not just the what. We call our distribution staff ‘Business Builders’ because that’s what they do, build your business! If it wasn’t for our staff pounding the streets in all weathers making sure your flyers get through the right doors in the right way your business wouldn’t build.
These are the unsung heroes of Mr Flyer, unfortunately there’s too many to list here. At the weekly team meeting its great to hear feedback from them and many key Mr Flyer ideas have originated from our business builders.
You often read autobiographies of your favourite businessman who made his millions from a business idea wrote on the back of a pub coaster; well this isn't so different...except no one here has yet made millions!
Andrew Robinson and Kangwa Mushibwe were casually sat in McDonalds, both unemployed, having a general catch up. Andrew mentioned that he was struggling to sell his Herbalife product, which he had recently signed up to. After reading in the marketing book that leaflet distribution was worldwide the most effective strategy, he got ripped off buying some flyers directly from Herbalife and set out distributing them himself. Kangwa commented on how the previous year he had done some leaflet distributing for a few local businesses he knew, and stated he innocently charged a ludicrously high amount to do it (much more than Mr Flyer charge).
This sparked an idea in Andrew’s mind: why not start their very own distribution company? That evening, along with the next few evenings, Andrew researched the viability of starting such a business. Andrew soon recognised this was a viable business opportunity, and so approached Kangwa and proposed a partnership. Neither had much experience in the field, Andrew came from an Architecture background and Kangwa IT, yet their eagerness pulled them through.
First things first: business name. Browsing online at website templates they came across one with a moonlit background, so the name Moonlight Flyers was planned. However, after asking friends and peers, the general consensus was that it sounded more like a gentlemen’s club than a leaflet distribution company! As they were brainstorming Andrew noticed that the initial of Kangwa’s surname (M) and that of his own (R), created the word Mr, which promptly became Mr Flyer – seamless!
From humble beginnings using Kangwa’s spare room as ‘Head Office’ and Andrew’s Alfa GTV as distributor transport, it is heartening to see how the business has grown, matured and innovated so dramatically over a somewhat short period of time to become an Award Winning business.
As they were brainstorming Andrew noticed that the initial of Kangwa’s surname (M) and that of his own (R), created the word Mr, which promptly became Mr Flyer – seamless!