Winter Drivers Be Prepared

Winter Drivers Be Prepared

The past week has seen the UK hit with freezing conditions and with black ice and more snow forecast, it’s more important than ever to prepare your car for whatever the weather might throw at it. Winter is the toughest time for your car, but with a little preparation you can be sure that you and your family are as safe as possible on the roads. Check your coolant/anti-freeze levels.  You can do this yourself…

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Coming soon to the UK: Fuel prices to rise at peak times

Coming soon to the UK: Fuel prices to rise at peak times

Recent press reports (including a news item published in The Telegraph) indicate that major supermarkets look set to introduce variable fuel pricing at the pumps in the UK – something that has apparently been commonplace across Europe and the USA for some time. Danish company a2i is reportedly in talks to introduce the software – which allows petrol stations to flex their pricing up to ten times each day – to supermarket forecourts across the…

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Stephensons Opinion On The Gig Economy

Stephensons Opinion On The Gig Economy

Philip Richardson, Head of Employment Law at the national law firm Stephensons said: “The so-called ‘gig economy’ – characterised by short-term contracts and freelance work, rather than permanent employment – has been making all the wrong headlines recently, with a number of legal cases bringing greater scrutiny. “Alongside the Uber case, courier firms Hermes and Citysprint UK have been the target of negative publicity. In Dewhurst v Citysprint UK, a bike courier was recently successful in her claim…

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How Automation Can Help Deliveries Stay On Track

How Automation Can Help Deliveries Stay On Track

Online retail offers almost endless opportunities for small businesses to grow their customer base. While the landscape may appear to be dominated by major players like Amazon or Tesco, millions of independent retailers have found success establishing themselves in this lucrative market. Some have increased sales by running an eCommerce site alongside their bricks-and-mortar store, while others have made the switch to online-only to reduce costs. On top of this, there are millions of online…

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Hermes Helps SMEs Take Advantage Of Growth In Overseas Online Shoppers

Hermes Helps SMEs Take Advantage Of Growth In Overseas Online Shoppers

UK-based sole traders and SME retailers have been granted improved access to consumers based in 23 European countries thanks to a new cost-effective international shipping solution from Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist. The company’s Business Account customers will now be able to take advantage of the new opportunities being driven by the weak pound, as overseas customers continue to order from British websites to receive better value for money. SME retailers that have a Hermes…

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Delivering Parcels In The 21st Century

Delivering Parcels In The 21st Century

With the online retail boom showing no signs of slowing down, Louise Ryan, strategy & business development director at Pass My Parcel looks at the benefits new delivery models are bringing to consumers and businesses alike. Online sales topped in-store purchases for the first time in 2016. Boosted by events including Christmas, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, online spending reached a record £133 billion, an impressive 16 per cent rise on the previous year. It’s unsurprising…

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Driver Privately Prosecuted For Killing Cyclist

Driver Privately Prosecuted For Killing Cyclist

A landmark legal case in which a driver was privately prosecuted after being in a collision which killed a cyclist could be the first of many, a legal expert believes. Britain’s first crowdfunded prosecution ended last week with defendant Gail Purcell being acquitted when the jury said she was not guilty of killing a cyclist by dangerous driving. Ms Purcell, a 59-year-old hairdresser from St Albans, was cleared within minutes after the jury concluded she…

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Choosing The Perfect Wine For Your Weekend

Choosing The Perfect Wine For Your Weekend

After an insane week, it’s finally Friday! You just want to slow down and relax; whether that’s on your own, with your loved one or partying with friends. And since it’s the weekend, a glass of wine is sure to feature somewhere in your plans. So here are my wine suggestions, depending on your weekend plans: SPENDING AN EVENING RELAXING ON YOUR OWN… Wine suggestion: BREAD&CHEESE It´s Sunday evening. You’re staying in, relaxing before the…

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Big Can Be Beautiful For Carriers As Lessons Learned From Citylink Collapse

Big Can Be Beautiful For Carriers As Lessons Learned From Citylink Collapse

A change in attitudes to bulky parcels is helping Britain’s delivery industry reap the rewards following the collapse of City Link. The country’s premier parcel and carrier manager, Global Freight Solutions (GFS), has reported that the carrier’s demise forced a rethink among the delivery community about how larger items could be shipped without impacting on the ability to move rising volumes of smaller e-commerce packages. Commercial Director, Daniel Ennor, has concluded that whilst some carriers were now unwilling to move irregularly-sized or shaped goods, others had seen…

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ParcelHero Tells the International Festival for Business ‘Exporting is EASY!’

ParcelHero Tells the International Festival for Business ‘Exporting is EASY!’

The international courier ParcelHero revealed the secrets of successful exporting at the UKTI’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ event at IFB 2016 As UK businesses seek to plan their future, following the recent Brexit shock vote, over 3000 delegates flocked to this year’s International Festival for Business (IFB2016) at the Conference Centre, Liverpool. The international courier ParcelHero told the delegates attending an Expert masterclass at the event’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Hub (organised by the Government’s UK Trade…

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