10 minutes with...Send My Bag CEO Adam Ewart

Meet the entrepreneur taking on excess baggage fees.

by Arun Kakar

When MT spoke to Adam Ewart back in 2012, he was fresh off an appearance on Dragons’ Den. He’d just pitched the idea of Send my Bag: a door to door luggage delivery service that now - thanks initially in part to the publicity the show brought - ships to over 100 countries worldwide.

Ewart set up the company in 2010 after being slapped with a £50 excess baggage fine. After realising that no one was challenging the budget airlines on baggage fees, he brokered deals with various international logistics companies for cargo space to provide a bespoke baggage delivery service that cut queues at check-in for business travellers and students alike.

Ewart won’t disclose revenue figures (turnover’s ‘in the millions’) but tells MT Send my Bag has been growing rapidly, having established routes to the US, Australia and South America among others (this year it's sent over 200,000 bags).

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