- Leo Nicholson – Founder/Manager
- Pauline Nicholson – Administration Manager
- Brett Nicholson – Dispatch Manager
End of July 1987 When Le Courier Started
He’s A One-Man Band Le Courier is the rather delightful name given to Leo Nicholson’s one man band courier service operating between Wanganui and Palmerston North.
Going now for three months the service leaves Palmerston North at 10 am and covers Bulls, Marton and Fielding on the way. Leo says that he is usually in Wanganui by 12.30 and is ready to head home again by 2.30.
Before starting Le Courier, Leo was in the motor trade and then worked for Smith and Brown. For two and a half years he was their Levin manager. However, he decided he wanted to try something a little different and as he liked both the outdoor life and meeting people the idea of ‘Le Courier’ was born.
“Business is picking up very nicely now,” he says. “The first couple of months were a bit slow but it’s got to the stage when I am often towing a trailer behind the van. Bearing in mind I started from nothing I am pleased with the way it is all going.”
The name Le Courier, despite its French sound is derived from the first two letters of Leo’s name, so it’s really Le (o) Courier. However, our dictionary tells us that courier is derived from the French for messenger.