Hermes UK Launches Mental Health Training & Wellbeing Support Programme For Its People

Hermes UK Launches Mental Health Training & Wellbeing Support Programme For Its People

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, has implemented a number of measures designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of its employees. At the heart of this programme is a network of 72 volunteer “Mental Health Ambassadors,” who are being equipped with the tools, skills and ultimately the confidence to listen and talk with someone who needs support, as well as recognise behaviours that can positively and negatively affect worker wellbeing.  The company…

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Leading Two-Person Delivery Specialists Pedal For Pounds

Leading Two-Person Delivery Specialists Pedal For Pounds

Staff at the leading two-person delivery company ArrowXL are embarking upon a huge cycling challenge in Worcester to raise funds for Children in Need this week. Partnering with ArrowXL, client Apex Rides are supporting the challenge and the Worcester leadership team are overseeing the effort. Staff will cycle 885km on an Apex Rides exercise bike (the distance around the Worcester out bases) to raise money for Children in Need. The team hopes to complete the…

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How will Brexit affect EU Exports? Prepare now!

How will Brexit affect EU Exports? Prepare now!

What does Brexit mean for Shipping Goods into the European Union from 1st January 2021? There have been a lot of arguments and counter-arguments about what will change when the Brexit transition period comes to an end. The UK will leave the European Union on the 31st January 2020 and areas that should have been negotiated and agreed upon remain in flux. Regardless of COVID-19, which many will blame for setbacks in negotiations, there are…

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Let’s Explore webinar shines a spotlight on commercial EV adoption

Let’s Explore webinar shines a spotlight on commercial EV adoption

A panel of fleet and automotive experts are joining forces later this month to help businesses make the successful switch to commercial EVs. The Let’s Explore Commercial EVs webinar – hosted by Webfleet Solutions – will see Groupe Renault EV fleet specialist Jonny Berry, Vanarama’s head of LCV and EV strategy Paul Kirby, and SSE EV manager Neil Chamberlain offer advice and insights on overcoming the key challenges to EV adoption. Free to all businesses,…

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Online will overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas

Online will overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas

ParcelHero says Brits are likely to spend £39.41bn online this Christmas as online spending outstrips High Street sales for the first time.  The home delivery expert ParcelHero says that online sales are set to overtake spending in physical stores for the first time this Christmas as Brits brace for a Covid Christmas. In Christmas 2019, Britain’s shoppers spent over £78bn on Christmas presents and food. ParcelHero says we look set to spend around the same…

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How online procurement can help navigate the competing requirements of your business

How online procurement can help navigate the competing requirements of your business

Whether you’re purchasing for a small business or you’re part of a procurement team in a large organisation, harmonising the various needs of your company can be a challenge. How do you create efficiencies by centralising procurement, while maintaining staff independence? How can you ensure everyone in the organisation has the items they need without overloading the procurement team with purchase requests?  Online procurement presents an opportunity to balance these requirements. Below are some tips…

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CitySprint to recruit over 750 couriers across the UK ahead of the Christmas rush

CitySprint to recruit over 750 couriers across the UK ahead of the Christmas rush

Roles available throughout the UK, with extra demand in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton CitySprint — the UK’s largest same day distribution company — has announced that it will recruit over 750 additional couriers across the UK, ahead of this year’s Christmas rush.  Work will be available across all 30+ of CitySprint sites throughout the UK, with extra demand in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton. The run-up…

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Why businesses in the logistics sector are potentially missing out on an average of over £70,000 in R&D tax credit savings

Why businesses in the logistics sector are potentially missing out on an average of over £70,000 in R&D tax credit savings

Experts provide insight for how logistics firms can use R&D tax credits to begin to take advantage of their innovation Evidence suggests that more awareness is needed of the range of applications for R&D tax credits in the UK logistics industry. With HMRC data revealing that the sector made up 0.9% of UK R&D tax credit claims, those operating in the industry are encouraged to consider whether they might be eligible. For those that did…

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How business can prepare for the new normal – temperature screening post-COVID

How business can prepare for the new normal – temperature screening post-COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic increase in the number of businesses adopting thermal imaging technology to quickly test whether or not someone has a fever. But as we move past the first peak, is there a long-term need for businesses to use thermal screening technology? Here, Lasse Tonnesen, Managing Director at Test Meter Group, explains how we should prepare for the ‘new normal’, and avoid relaxing safety measures too quickly. Workplaces and public…

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Managing Uncertainty

Managing Uncertainty

We didn’t need COVID-19 to remind us that we live in a highly complex and unpredictable world. ‘Twas was ever thus. It doesn’t matter how much data or information we have at our disposal, we never have, and we never will, be able to predict with certainty what will happen next. The transport industry has played a key role in averting the potential for a total catastrophe with this pandemic and like many other sectors…

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