Even in a digital world, all organisations need things couriered quickly, safely and reliably. Delivered Next Day Personally (DNDP) allows people with disabilities to become self-employed couriers across Scotland.
DNDP was founded by Bruce Gunn, who became disabled in 2008 and discovered a “lost generation of people who had been told they were pretty much unemployable.” The company’s flexible business model enables disabled people to work when they can and in a way which puts their physical and mental health first. It also, Gunn says, “makes people feel part of something bigger – it’s an inclusive, rather than exclusive, feeling.”
The enterprise seeks to change the mindset of disabled people seeking employment and to change the attitudes of people who interact with disabled people at work, and is aimed primarily at government and commercial organisations with corporate social responsibility demands.
DNDP currently has 13 employees and 19 self-employed people, almost all of whom have a physical or mental disability. In just two years, it has helped almost 50 disabled people.