MIDWIFE Wendy Larter is used to deliveries, but she and husband Andrew have ventured into a different kind of delivery service.
The couple recently started a Mail Boxes Etc (MBE) franchise in Joondalup, where Mrs Larter works on days when she isn’t rostered on at Joondalup Health Campus (JHC).
“Wendy has been a midwife at JHC since 2003 so has helped a fair few locals arrive in that time,” Mr Larter said.
“I was in WA Police for a few years and left to run a printing company in the western suburbs.
“That recently closed, I took redundancy and decided to open MBE Joondalup.”
Mr Larter said he and son Elliot (18) worked at the business fulltime and their daughter Chloe (21) also helped part-time while studying to be a disability support worker.
He said the Grand Boulevard business, which opened in November, was the fifth MBE store in WA and part of a network of 1600 centres worldwide.
“MBE offer packing and express shipping, printing, self service copying and mailbox services amongst other business services,” he said.
“The mailbox service is an alternative option to a PO Box number in that with an MBE mailbox, you get a physical street address (important for online searches and recognition), a mail notification service and secure 24-hour access.”
MBE Joondalup is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.