Schmitz Cargobull is celebrating its 125th anniversary by becoming the first trailer manufacturer to partner with Transaid, an international development organisation focused on tackling transport challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. By becoming a corporate member of Transaid, Schmitz Cargobull will contribute time, expertise and resources to help transform lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport including professional driver training programmes, transport management systems, and providing rural access to transport. Corporate supporter activities can include team members working on secondment with Transaid overseas, […]

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Britain’s leading retail lobby group is warning that the UK is risking shortages on shelves unless the government does more to prepare for post-Brexit trade with the EU. Imports of food, wine, clothing, and more could be disrupted by Britain’s expected exit from the EU customs union after March 2019, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday. The BRC, which represents 70% of the UK’s retailers by turnover, published its “Customs Roadmap” report, calling for “wider recognition of the complexity and […]

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A huge thanks to everyone who attended the TCS&D Awards on Wednesday 13th September and in particular thank you to Tom Taylor of Gray and Adams who secured the signed Manchester United football shirt with the winning bid of £1100. All proceeds will go to ‘We love Manchester’ emergency fund. Many congratulations to FSDF members who won awards, we will publish further details later.  

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Backhouse Jones are putting on a round of Counter – Terrorism seminars in the South West, North West, North East and the Midlands later this month and early in October.   If you would like to book a place please email: chloe.west@backhouses.co.uk Protect Prepare – HGV

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Registration is now open for the UK’s only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors taking place at ExCeL, London from 23-25 January 2018. The show has lined-up a number of exciting exhibitors – including manufacturers – with more joining by the day. It has the support of all the major trade associations including the IOR (which is holding its annual conference at the show), FETA, BSRIA, BESA and REFCOM. The event has also […]

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We have had considerable interest expressed from members around clarification of the Union Customs Code and are pleased to say that Britannia Bureau, FSDF Associate Member, and experts in this field, have agreed to run a seminar on 15th November at Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough. This is particularly aimed at members who operate Customs Bonded Warehouses and would like to find out more about achieving Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation.  Click here to find out more and to […]

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TCS&D 2017 IS THE UK’S DEDICATED EVENT FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION This exhibition is a proven business platform showcasing the latest innovations for temperature controlled storage and distribution. Taking place on 13-14 September 2017, the event focuses on solutions for the storage and transportation of chilled and frozen foods and for the first time, TCS&D will be at the RICOH Arena, Coventry, a centrally located venue, at the heart of the UK’s distribution hub. With just five weeks […]

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New data protection laws that come into force in 2018 will apply to the UK regardless of the result of post-Brexit negotiations. Concerns over data privacy have risen in recent years following major breaches at respected blue-chip companies such as TalkTalk, JP Morgan and Sony. Much of the data we produce is driven by new digital habits – online shopping and social media interactions – as well as more traditional sources such as bank account details, insurance and medical information. […]

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FSDF is delighted to support this free-to-attend event at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 7th November 2017.  Chris Sturman, our Chief Executive, is among a host of speakers and will be sharing the latest news from FSDF including an exciting project we are working on with other industry leaders to ensure food safety in the supply chain. The purpose of the event has a singular focus — Bring together food and beverage manufacturing, retail and foodservice executives, supply chain directors […]

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ORGANISATIONS WHO fail to implement effective cyber security measures could be fined as much as £17 million or 4 per cent of global turnover, as part of plans to make Britain’s essential networks and infrastructure safe, secure and resilient against the risk of future cyber attacks. The plans are being considered as part of a consultation launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to decide how to implement the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive from May […]

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