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With fewer than half of UK’s biggest employers narrowing the gender pay gap in 2019, FSDF member, family business and supply chain and distribution specialist Oakland International is once again ahead of the national trend. Oakland International Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Dean Attwell, stated: “We have always had a strong policy of employee equality, with good performers irrespective of gender able to earn more. We also operate part-time roles throughout our business which suits single parents, meaning they can work […]

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FSDF member, responsible family business and multi temperature supply chain specialists Oakland International was delighted to join other sponsors in congratulating this year’s winners of the young people’s Tryangle Awards. Celebrating the amazing volunteering efforts and achievements of young people in Worcestershire, the awards honour those who despite health, disability or social problems overcome adversity to ‘get the job done’ at home, school, college or within their community. Supporting young people in the community is a prime focus for Oakland […]

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FSDF member Tesco took the Retailer of the Year 2019 title whilst Booja-Booja was the winner of the FAIR trophy for the Best FreeFrom Food 2019. FSDF member Oakland International, for the 5th year running sponsored the retailer category and joined fellow sponsors in congratulating this year’s FreeFrom Food Awards winners which took place at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Oakland International Co-Founder, Sallie Attwell, commented: “Freefrom food is a fast-growing market and a reflection of today’s consumer […]

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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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FSDF member, Specialist multi temperature supply chain operator and responsible family business Oakland International has appointed Bob Richards to the post of General Manager at its Redditch facility. Previously holding senior and director roles at several blue-chip organisations including PHS, Bidvest Logistics, Christian Salvesen, TDG, Palletways and David Hathaway Transport, Bob has 30 years of management experience and a proven track record in continual improvement, man-management and process management. Commenting he said: “I’m really excited about joining Oakland International which […]

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Family business, multi temperature supply chain and logistics specialist and FSDF member Oakland International, has appointed Eimear Scolard as the company’s new Technical Team Lead. Tasked with heading their successful Distress Load Team, Eimear will oversee inspections, co-ordinating the team from initial contact through to load completion. With full HACCP training and a quality assurance background, trained in traceability and all aspects of food safety having previously worked at Oakland, Eimear’s prior fast-paced retail experience as an assistant manager and […]

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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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