Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber has had its licence to operate in London revoked by TFL, after drivers who were not licenced or insured conducted a staggering 14,000 rides, putting passenger safety at risk.  It is not the first time the company has come under fire for not validating the true identity of its drivers. According to James Stickland, CEO at authentication platform Veridium, as we move into 2020, companies must absolutely focus on an identity verification approach that…

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Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt makes its ten millionth ‘zero-carbon’ parcel delivery

Gnewt by Menzies Distribution, the UK’s first and largest 100% electric delivery fleet, has delivered its ten millionth parcel emission free, saving a total estimated 2.3 million kg of CO2 compared to standard diesel delivery vehicles, demonstrating the positive impact that green delivery can have. The firm, which pioneered parcel deliveries using electric vehicles (EVs) is also celebrating 10 years in business in which it has: Grown the Gnewt and Menzies Distribution fleet to more…

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Amco Group – Helping To Protect The Environment

Amco Group – Helping To Protect The Environment

Amco took the decision to strive for ISO 14001 and have been certified the standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The company wants to reduce their impact on the environment by implementing a recycling system and diverting their waste from landfill, demonstrating their commitment to protecting the environment by implementing this global standard which will enable them to meet their legal obligations, as well as building trust with customers, suppliers and their own staff. Spencer Falaschi…

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Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

In autonomous vehicles, people are only passengers. The car steers independently and recognizes obstacles and dangers. Optical sensors replace the driver’s eye so that the vehicle can recognize its environment. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is developing microscanner mirrors (MEMS scanners) that can perceive their environment reliably and without interference while being small and integrable at the same time. The vision of safe autonomous driving is…

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BP Travel Marketing Launches Recycling First For Travel Industry

BP Travel Marketing Launches Recycling First For Travel Industry

BP Travel Marketing, by Menzies Distribution, today launches a free recycling initiative for travel agents across the UK.  The scheme is being piloted for three months and will provide 150 agents across the south- east with special recycling bins. The bins will be collected by Menzies weekly and have been specially designed for agency store rooms to provide an efficient and easy to use recycling system for brochure shrink wrap and plastic brochure wrapping. The…

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UK Businesses Could Lose Up To £195 Million A Day As Half Of Brits Look To Change Jobs In The Next Year

UK Businesses Could Lose Up To £195 Million A Day As Half Of Brits Look To Change Jobs In The Next Year

Research released today by leading UK job board Totaljobs and global employer brand specialists Universum, has revealed the cost to UK businesses as job-hopping Brits hunt for new work. With more than half of us (54%) looking to change jobs in the next 12 months, employees are spending an average of 1 hour 24 minutes a day being unproductive – costing up to £195 million each day to the UK economy in wages. The research…

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Port of Tyne Fund To Uncover Stories Of Ship-Building Community’s Past

Port of Tyne Fund To Uncover Stories Of Ship-Building Community’s Past

A volunteer-led charity, which curates a web-based 20th century history archive reflecting local life in North Tyneside – as told by those who lived, worked and played there – has received a funding boost from the Port of Tyne Community Action Fund at the Community Foundation. Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future exists to capture stories that are in danger of being lost, and the funding will enable volunteers to focus on adding valuable information…

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Google parent company announces 20% revenue increase

Google parent company announces 20% revenue increase

Google’s parent company Alphabet has announced an increase in revenues of 20 per cent as the firm hailed its “strong growth” in its latest financial results. One of the largest public companies in the world, it said revenue for the last quarter was $40.5bn (£31.5bn), up from $33.7bn (£26.2bn) this time last year. The majority of this is reported to have come from the Google arm of the business, which generated $33.9bn (£26.4bn) in advertising…

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ArrowXl Wins Aldi Contract For Home Deliveries

ArrowXl Wins Aldi Contract For Home Deliveries

ArrowXL, the leading home delivery and fulfilment expert, has secured a contract to provide home delivery services to Aldi across the UK.  Under the terms of the agreement – which runs for three years – ArrowXL will provide a comprehensive two-person home delivery solution to online shoppers purchasing specific oversized items from Aldi’s website. This covers a wide range of products such as garden furniture, spa pools and DIY items. The company expects to handle…

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Dunelm profits jump on online sales

Dunelm profits jump on online sales

Furnishing retailer Dunelm has reported a 23% jump in its annual pre-tax profits of £125.9m, compared with £93.1m in 2018. Dunelm said sales rose in June due to a rise in online spending, as well as wet weather in the month driving consumers to visit its out-of-town stores. In particular, the retailer said it benefited from tablet-based selling tools that enabled its staff to offer customers home delivery on an extended range of products. Dunelm…

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