Currently, the word ‘Brexit’ said in the majority of situations brings about an orchestra of groans and sighs. Large proportions of the public are fatigued by the discussion and have had their minds run ragged by the uncertainty surrounding the concept. Nevertheless, it is something to be addressed, as the deadline of 29 March 2019 looms. The UK’s exit from the EU will impact on the haulage and logistics industry, particularly those sectors that move their own products internationally. Regardless […]

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With Brexit looming and uncertainty swirling around every business, the need to optimise the value of every pound spent on utilities has never been more vital. Join FSDF member Inspired Energy at their Utility Insights Forums across three locations in March and April where together with their experts, they will help you understand, prioritise and simplify the current and future energy challenges and develop a plan for your business to become an energy powerhouse. AGENDA How to make sense of […]

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FSDF would like to welcome new Associate Member The Supply Chain Consulting Group. SCCG provide detailed solutions and implementable strategies to any aspect of a company’s logistics and supply chain operations. The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) is the result of a successful merger between Gideon Hillman Consulting and Go Supply Chain Consulting, two of the UK’s leading independent Logistics and Supply Chain Consultancies. Providing Logistics and Supply Chain expertise and implementable solutions across all industry sectors since 2004, the […]

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Rubbernek Fittings Ltd, a West Midlands-based manufacturer of fluid power fittings, are one of the latest organisations to benefit from a voltage management solution from FSDF member Watford Control, the trusted world leaders in voltage stabilisation and power conditioners.   Rubbernek have been able to take advantage of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant from Low Carbon Workspaces, which offers small and medium-sized enterprises (in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the Black Country) grants of between £1,000 and £5,000* on a […]

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FSDF member & Yorkshire-based temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall has appointed Stevland Town as business development manager. Since joining Reed Boardall in 2001 in an administrative role, Stevland has progressed through a number of positions including spending eight years as warehouse manager and four years as operations manager. In his new role, Stevland will work closely with the directors of the group’s cold storage and transport divisions to extend services to existing customers as well as identifying […]

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FSDF member & Redditch-based food distribution firm Oakland International will host a Charity Ball in aide of the Oakland Foundation children’s charity at the National Motorcycle Museum and Conference Centre, Birmingham on Friday 6th September 2019. Compere for this dazzling charity event will be radio presenter Dan Kelly, with entertainment provided by Ray Quinn, singer, dancer and actor and finalist on the X Factor, champion of the Champions Dancing On Ice 2014 and now on our TV screens in Hollyoaks, […]

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A new release of FSDF member Emerson’s AMS Device Managerhelps improve plant reliability with better organized data for more informed and proactive management of field devices. New embedded tools allow project and operations teams to customize plant device hierarchies, project tracking, and device alerts, delivering improved decision support—a key competency of digital transformation. With AMS Device Manager, Emerson is helping teams effectively use device data to deliver more reliable operations and shorten project engineering timelines. Many plants struggle to manage thousands […]

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FSDF would like to welcome new Associate Member ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Ltd. ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems offers a comprehensive range of automatic entrance products and services, creating a unique possibility for you to turn to one supplier for all your entrance automation needs. Our services include support and advice throughout the whole building process as well as maintenance & modernization to keep your business running smoothly. For more information on Assa Abloy  – www.assaabloyentrance.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)333 006 3443 […]

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Talent in Logistics – working in partnership with FSDF member UniCarriers UK – will use the IMHX exhibition to host their first ever live Forklift Operator Challenge. Visitors to stand 6B190 will go head-to-head with a skilled opponent, and compete against them by demonstrating a high level of skill and accuracy. Nominees must be a qualified counterbalance lift truck operator and proof will need to be provided on the day in order to take part. Ruth Edwards, Business Manager at […]

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Chiltern Distribution has turned to refrigerated converter CoolKit to help it deliver a growing number of ‘just in time’ deliveries to meet customer demand. Paul Jackson, managing director of Chiltern Distribution, has recently purchased two Mercedes Sprinter temperature-controlled vans from CoolKit as part of its vehicle replacement scheme. Chiltern Distribution can transport anything that requires a temperature-controlled service between -25 degrees and +25 degrees, and the company’s main industries include the pharmaceutical and food sectors. Jackson, who has been with […]

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