Is ‘White Van Man’ The Nation’s Secret Superhero?

Is ‘White Van Man’ The Nation’s Secret Superhero?

New research from AXA Business Insurance blasts apart the traditional ‘white van man’ stereotype and instead unveils a new hero of the highways – selfless, responsible and with a strong moral code. From helpful acts to heroic deeds, the survey found that the nation’s van drivers have a strong sense of civic duty and an active concern for the safety of other road users. Over half (56 per cent) regularly use their vehicle to benefit…

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DPD’s Predict wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

DPD’s Predict wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

Unique one hour delivery service wins Britain’s most coveted commercial prize. The UK’s favourite parcel delivery company DPD has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 in the Innovation category, for its unique one hour delivery service, Predict. The award – the most coveted in British commerce – recognises not only the quality of the innovation itself, but also the enormous contribution Predict has made in the transformation of the company and the dramatic growth…

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Poundworld Unveils E-Commerce Website

Poundworld Unveils E-Commerce Website

Poundworld has launched its new e-commerce website Poundworld Plus as it looks to drive growth across Europe. The new site will offer over 4,000 products including household brands such as Colgate, Coca Cola and Johnsons, all at the price of £1. In addition, there will be over 1,000 multi-price deals for over £1 that will be available exclusively to buy online. Items will range from garden furniture to pet food, licensed Minions merchandise to mobile phones…

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UK Regional Cities Defying Perceptions  Internationally

UK Regional Cities Defying Perceptions  Internationally

Britain’s Lesser Known “Export Epicentres” Revealed in Exclusive Research of 2,500 UK SMEs Highlighting UK Trade in Global Markets Regional cities across the UK are bucking the trend when it comes to international trade as revealed in research released today by FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company. According to the new UK Export Epicentres Report by FedEx Express, the majority of small and medium sized…

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CitySprint Acquires Crisis Courier Solutions

CitySprint Acquires Crisis Courier Solutions

UK same day delivery company CitySprint has acquired another regional courier firm, Northampton-based Crisis Courier Solutions.  The acquired firm has a fleet of more than 80 vehicles providing same day, next-day and international door-to-door collection and delivery services. Crisis Courier Solutions has been operating since 2004. CitySprint has now acquired 19 courier firms since 2010, when it was subject to a management buyout backed by private equity firm Dunedin. The firm made £112.7m in sales…

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My Parcel Delivery Rebrands

My Parcel Delivery Rebrands

Manchester-based My Parcel Delivery has revealed a new website platform and brand identity. The company has also introduced a loyalty scheme. “My Parcel Delivery has experienced consistently strong growth and further investment, so we wanted a new platform and brand identity that reflected the journey we’ve been on as well as the straightforward and hassle-free nature of our service,” said founder and managing director David Grimes. “We have rebuilt our online platform from scratch, bringing in all of the additional…

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Mobile Spending Will Equate To Over £53bn A Year By 2024

Mobile Spending Will Equate To Over £53bn A Year By 2024

Barclays has predicted that almost half of all retail sales will be conducted on mobile by 2024. Consumer shopping via mobile devices is predicted to be worth over £53 billion by the year 2024 – up from the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays. Confidence in the UK economy has grown dramatically, which is evident in the research, as it revealed that in 2014 the value of overall retail sales reached…

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Sign Of Success For Vauxhall

Sign Of Success For Vauxhall

Vauxhall is to offer an in-house signwriting service for buyers of its Vivaro van. The new service, launched at the CV Show in Birmingham, is claimed to be the only one of its type offered by a UK manufacturer. Using Vauxhall’s service will, the brand says, save customers time and money as the signwriting will be carried out on the production line. Pricing is said to be competitive and all work will be covered by…

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RHA Calls For Fuel Duty Cut In Election Manifesto

RHA Calls For Fuel Duty Cut In Election Manifesto

The Road Haulage Association is calling on the next government to cut fuel duty by 3ppl to boost jobs and growth, and commit to making no increase to fuel duty in the next parliament. Launching its General Election 2015 Manifesto at the CV Show, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “The UK’s economic recovery will rely on maintaining consumer confidence and boosting business output, keeping pounds in pockets. Today we are proposing 17 measures the…

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Sainsbury’s Reaction To Changing Consumer Habits

Sainsbury’s Reaction To Changing Consumer Habits

Sainsbury’s is planning to convert shop space, comparable to nearly 40 supermarkets. The supermarket chain will swap food for non-food in an attempt to act on declining grocery sales, Sainsbury’s CFO John Rogers said yesterday. The Big Four grocer has pinpointed 1.5m sq ft of space across the UK, which makes up 6% of its portfolio, that isn’t necessarily needed for food because customers are making the switch to convenience stores, the discounters, and dotcom….

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