As of the summer there has been published  a new Global edition of Business on the Move. We continue to distribute and support the first, more UK-centric, edition of Business on the Move that your organisation sponsored four years ago. Indeed, exclusive to that first edition and a development you may not have picked up, are our new Advanced ‘Air & Sea’ and ‘Rail & Road’ packs. These Advanced cards, co-developed with experienced logisticians, relate to more sophisticated aspects of […]

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FSDF continues to monitor developments with regards to the EU withdrawal agreement and how it will impact the supply chain. CEO Shane Brennan will be keeping members up to date with further developments as they happen via email & social media. The full document is available to read here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/progress-on-the-uks-exit-from-and-future-relationship-with-the-european-union

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FSDF member Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s most innovative and trusted provider of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, today announced it has acquired FSDF member Yearsley Group Limited (“Yearsley”), a leading temperature-controlled logistics service provider and frozen food distributor in the UK. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Yearsley has demonstrated a strong commitment to developing longstanding, bespoke customer relationships that is consistent with how we do business at Lineage. Bringing Yearsley into the Lineage […]

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FSDF member, GMS Group of Companies CEO Neil Male has been announced this week as one of the 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy by Grant Thornton.  Grant Thornton is one of the UK’s largest professional services firms. Its Faces of a Vibrant Economy celebrates leaders from across the public, private and third sectors who exemplify what it takes to develop a vibrant economy. Since becoming CEO of GMS Group of Companies in 2005, Neil has grown the Bromsgrove based […]

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The HSE recently released their annual injury and ill health report for Great Britain (2017/2018). The findings show that there are still too many workers in the UK are being injured and/or made ill as a result of their work. What do the stats say? There were 144 fatal injuries at work this year, with 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health and approximately 541,000 from other injuries. This is a staggering figure and has actually increased from 516,000 […]

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The ‘Get MOT reminders’ service has now been extended to commercial vehicles such as buses, lorries and their trailers. If you own a specialist vehicle, lorry or bus you can now sign up to get free reminders by text message or email to let you know when your vehicle’s annual test is due. You’ll get a reminder 2 months before your MOT is due. You’ll get another reminder if you still haven’t had your vehicle tested one month before its […]

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FSDF member & leading temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall Group is continuing its rolling programme of fleet upgrade having recently ordered another 23 single deck semi-trailers plus seven double deck trailers as part of its 300-strong trailer fleet. Supplied by the company’s nominated trailer partner, Fraserburgh-based vehicle manufacturer Gray & Adams, the 13.6m tri axle trailers have been built to Reed Boardall’s specifications to meet the particular needs of its individual customers. For example, the 44 pallet […]

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Newcastle-based industrial refrigeration apprentice Sam Gills reached WorldSkills UK National Final competition after becoming a finalist at the National skill competition, Skillfridge. One of six apprentices competing for top national prize at the November event, Sam won Student of the Year at ACR Industry Awards in 2017. FSDF member Star Refrigeration’s third year industrial refrigeration apprentice, Sam Gills has topped national rankings at the national skills competition Skillfridge, and as a result qualified for WorldSkills UK National Final. The competition […]

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Once the “biggest skeptic” of how blockchain technology could benefit the food and beverage industry, Frank Yiannas, the VP of food safety for Walmart, says he experienced a near “religious conversion” after working with IBM to digitize the food supply chain. For further information click here – HTTPS://WWW.FOODNAVIGATOR-USA.COM/ARTICLE/2018/11/06/FROM-7-DAYS-TO-2-SECONDS-BLOCKCHAIN-CAN-HELP-SPEED-TRACE-BACK-IMPROVE-FOOD-SAFETY-REDUCE-WASTE 

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A dairy company has been fined £32,000 after a worker’s toe was crushed by an unguarded part of a machine. To continue to read the article below –HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2018/11/12/DAIRY-COMPANY-FINED-AFTER-WORKER-SERIOUSLY-INJURED 

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