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Reconditioning migrant affected loads for more than 15 years, multi temperature supply chain, distribution and FSDF member & logistics specialist Oakland International has seen a significant increase in requests to deal with contaminated loads in recent months. Oakland Director, Robert Hardy, commented: “Whatever form of Brexit we end up with the safe movement of goods will still need to continue. All parties in the food supply chain from producers and manufacturers, hauliers, importers and retailers, they all have legal responsibilities […]

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FSDF and members have been in the news this week explaining how Brexit disruption could impact on the food supply chain. FSDF CEO Shane Brennan and Managing Director of ACS&T Malcolm Johnstone were featured The Guardian, Robert Hardy of Oakhill International featured on Sky News and BBC Radio 4. FSDF have also circulated the attached briefing that sets out the key things you need to know about the process and the withdrawal agreement itself.  FSDF Withdrawal Agreement Briefing_16 Nov 18 FSDF […]

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FSDF member & multi temperature supply chain and logistics specialist Oakland International has confirmed it is to invest around £2.8m in a high-bay extension at its Corby facility. Oakland International Business Unit Director, Lee Whiting, commented: “Oakland needed to identify a site which strategically fitted its core distribution requirements for a number of large UK retailers. “Since launching Corby in March 2017 we have been delighted to recruit and develop a fantastic team of people, mostly from the Corby and […]

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The last opportunity to gain valuable insight and practical Brexit advice will take place at The Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 17th October 2018 and attended by food businesses and non-food importers, logistics providers and consultants from the UK, Ireland, Europe and Asia. Focusing on food, this final Brexit event will look at transit and how existing border arrangements today could be extended for EU-UK-EU trade. “Imagine the UK were never in the EU, what kind of trade deal […]

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Retaining accreditation for well-over a decade, responsible family business & FSDF member Oakland International has maintained British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) quality standard for storage and distribution, securing a double ‘AA’ grade rating. Head of Supply Chain Compliance and Accreditation, Louise Smith, stated: “This is a fantastic result for the team and I would like to thank them for all of their hard work which is so important in maintaining our Quality Standards, not just on audit day but on a […]

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Brexit advisor and customs expert, Robert Hardy, will address food and retail delegates at the Food & Business Conference at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 2nd October. A must-event for food professionals, attracting over 2,000 key decision makers from the UK’s leading food processing, retail and food service industries, and covering key issues affecting the industry today. A much sought-after advisor on all things Brexit and a director of FSDF member Oakland International, experts in distribution and logistics and […]

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Launched in Worcestershire in 1998, ethical family business & FSDF member Oakland International has celebrated 20-years of successful trading with team members, their families at a family-friendly BBQ at Attwell Farm Park, Beoley on Saturday 15th September. Oakland’s ‘double-decade’ anniversary marks an important business milestone for the company which originally began in egg production, and two-decades later is a major Redditch employer, operating hubs and facilities in the UK, Ireland and has an overseas partner in Spain. Oakland International Co-Founders, […]

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FSDF member, responsible family business and specialist UK and Ireland multi temperature supply chain operator Oakland International has appointed Shaun Devey as its Group IT Director, a new boardroom role focused on enhancing information technology across group operations. Previously the winner of the Motor Transport Best Use of Technology Award, Devey has a strong strategic and operational business focus which will support Oakland’s aim of delivering technology innovation and change, improved operational performance and delivering value-added customer services. Bringing with […]

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The last in a series of successful Brexit Seminars focusing on food, and attracting international attention, will take place at The Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 17th October 2018. Attended by food businesses and non-food importers, Embassies, logistics providers and consultants from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, France and Asia, the event is hosted jointly by Oakland International and Oakland Invicta, with October’s final Brexit event focusing on transit and how existing border arrangements today could be extended for […]

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Brexit advisor and registered EU trade expert, Robert Hardy will address the 2018 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Liverpool, 11th and 13th June. The world’s biggest business festival, the World Forum for FDI will attract over 500 delegates from corporates to government officials and explore the latest in solutions, innovation, and best practices, with topics ranging from Rise of the Robots, Workforce Development & Talent Acquisition, The New Global Disorder, The Investor Perspective and Cybersecurity. Panellists will […]

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