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It's official our news delivery service is First Class - This Article Appeared in the Rossendale Evening News on 7th April 2005 after the success of the News Deliverer 2004/5 Bonus Scheme - Win an Apple IPOD The article reads as follows:- Details on this years scheme 2005/6 will be announced in the Summer... It's going to be huge!

First Class Delivery from Greetings Haslingden

First published  in the Rossendale EVENING NEWS on Thursday 07 April 2005:

Girls' first class delivery

CHARLEY Burt, Jennifer Oakes and Emma Taylor have proved themselves to be spot on when it comes to delivering the Rossendale Evening News.

Card and Gift Steve Monteverde, who runs Greetings Haslingdenagents, Haslingden, set his 40 paperboys and girls the task of accurately delivering their round for six months.

Mr Monteverde offered clothing and record vouchers as the first prize and the competition was keenly contested by his young workforce from September last year until last week.

The competition was organised to improve customer service and cut down on the number of papers which were not delivered.

And despite the boys outnumbering the girls four to one, Charley aged 13, and Jennifer, aged 15, shared the top prize after they secured a 100 per cent unblemished delivery record. Emma, aged 14, was a a runner-up.

Mr Monteverde, said: "The paperboys and girls responded well to the competition and it created a great deal of interest among them and the customers.

"We decided to run it through the winter because that is when we lose the most money through newspapers not being delivered. "

Mr Monteverde now plans to run the competition every winter.

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