FSDF member Rick Bestwick, Part of the Magnavale Group are proud to announce closer ties to the Food Storage and Distribution Federation as CEO, Colin Taylor has been appointed to their board of directors. The vote, which took place on Thursday 23rd May was unanimous in Colin’s favour and showed clear support for his viewpoint and commitment to the industry.   FSDF Chief Executive, Shane Brennan had this to say, “We are delighted to welcome Colin to the board. As […]

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FSDF member Citation can help with your business reputation with a proactive and robust approach to Health & Safety being one of the best ways to build the reputation of your company. It’s not just your clients that take notice though, your Health & Safety record builds your reputation with employees, their colleagues and associates over the course of many years. An accident in your workplace can damage that hard-won reputation in a matter of minutes. Protecting your business against […]

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Exhibitors at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show (TCS&D) are gearing up to showcase their latest solutions for cold storage and transport, with many companies putting the spotlight firmly on sustainability in the latest innovations for the cold chain sector. Taking place on the 25th and 26th June at Peterborough’s East of England Arena, the TCS&D Show is the UK’s only dedicated event for the cold storage and distribution sector. Exhibitors at this year’s show include Carrier Transicold (stand […]

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A recycling and waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker’s hand was injured by defective hydraulic cutters. Sefton Magistrates’ Court heard how on 8 October 2017, an employee of Viridor Waste Management Limited was working on a fridge dismantling line at the company’s St Helens site. When the hydraulic cutters he was using stopped working properly he reported the defect, but the procedure to make the equipment safe was not then followed. The cutters were left close to […]

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Manchester-based Courier Express Refrigerated Transport has updated its fleet with two high performance, FSDF member Carrier Transicold Supra® 850 MT (multi-temperature) units mounted to 18-tonners, to support the company’s temperature-critical pharmaceutical and foodservice deliveries. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Courier Express has been specifying Carrier Transicold units across its entire heavy goods vehicle fleet since its founding 16 years […]

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A cycling team who took part in the Velo Birmingham and Midlands cycling event have raised an amazing £3,687 for The Jordon Wilson Tribute Fund – Missing Limb to Cancer charity. The intrepid group for the gruelling 100-mile cycle ride, and raising funds in memory of Jordon Wilson, a young boy who sadly passed away in January 2018 from a rare bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma, included FSDF member Oakland International CEO and Co-Founder Dean Attwell, Managing Director Shaun Foley, […]

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FSDF member Star Refrigeration launches an energy consumption benchmarking tool to highlight chilling energy costs. Star Refrigeration calls on businesses to benchmark their energy consumption against industry standard at the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Show which will take place on 25th and 26th June in Peterboroug. In a bid to get cold storage businesses thinking about energy consumption and life cycle costs, Star Refrigeration has launched a benchmarking tool to assess how businesses’ electricity usage compares against similar sites across the UK […]

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A Warrington engineering fabrication company has been sentenced today after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a metal frame he was moving toppled from a fork lift truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 October 2017, the employee of J L Engineering (Rixton) Ltd, together with another worker, was moving a trestle frame using a fork lift truck (FLT). In an attempt to release the frame, which was catching the wheels of the truck, the driver loosened the […]

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Health-focused food box company Mindful Chef and FSDF member, ethical family business Oakland International are working together to support local charities by donating fresh vegetables and fruit. Mindful Chef’s food box operations are based at Oakland’s Redditch facility. Both companies are passionate about eradicating food waste and reducing carbon emissions within the supply chain, and linked with Oakland’s work and support of local charities in the area they are now successfully channelling food surplus to several charities including Foodcycle Birmingham […]

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Tuesday 2nd July 10:45 – 14:00 Open to employees of companies that hold a FSDF CCA only. Workshop places will be managed on a first come, first served basis, and there are limited places so please reserve your place early to be sure you secure one. To book your place, please email cclevy@jacobs.com and be sure to include the below information: CCA Target Unit identifier : CSDF/T00XXX Name(s) and role(s) of the employee(s) from your CCA holding company who will be attending […]

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