There’s no Restriction on Armchair Travel

There’s no Restriction on Armchair Travel

Reading, dreaming and planning holidays with your friends has got to be good for the spirits. To help your armchair adventures, Independent Hostels UK are giving away copies of their 2020 Hostel Guide. Featuring 420 unique places to stay in stunning locations all over the UK, the guide is fascinating and inspirational reading for all adventurous souls. From cosmopolitan cities to the remotest corners of the country you can find hostels and bunkhouses all over…

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Mayflex Appoints a new Account Manager for the Midlands

Mayflex Appoints a new Account Manager for the Midlands

Mayflex, the distributor of Converged IP Solutions, has appointed a new account manager to manage and develop accounts in the Midlands and surrounding areas, with a specific focus on the security product portfolio as part of the converged solution. Matthew Farthing joined the business at the end of March and comes to Mayflex from a security installer background, so is familiar with the type of customer Mayflex works with. Having worked in a general sales…

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Sterling to donate administration fees from COVID-19 related DBS checks to British Red Cross

Sterling to donate administration fees from COVID-19 related DBS checks to British Red Cross

Global background screening provider, Sterling, has today announced that any admin fees charged to process enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks for specific key workers will be donated directly to the British Red Cross to support their response to the Coronavirus emergency. This follows announcements from the Home Office and the DBS of measures to temporarily provide Standard and Enhanced DBS checks and fast-track emergency screening of the adults’ and children’s barred lists, free-of-charge….

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Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, usually known for delivering alongside retailers such as Next, John Lewis and ASOS, has reached out to the big-five UK supermarket chains to offer support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hermes has pledged its services to supermarkets through a dedicated online portal, so food can reach the supermarket shelves and shopping baskets of those requiring essentials, at a time of need. The delivery firm is already working with ASDA and Morrisons…

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Energy Firms Warn Of Blackouts During Coronavirus Lockdown

Energy Firms Warn Of Blackouts During Coronavirus Lockdown

Households have been warned to prepare for blackouts by keeping torches and gloves nearby as energy networks fight to keep the lights on during the coronavirus lockdown. Electricity networks across Britain have implemented emergency pandemic strategies and all non-essential work has been put on hold. As people follow the Government’s instructions to work from home and stay indoors they are more dependent on the electricity supply than ever before, it is recognised. The National Grid insists that the…

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Supermarket sales in March ‘busier than Christmas’

Supermarket sales in March ‘busier than Christmas’

Sales of groceries in the UK in March beat all previous records as shoppers stocked up for a long period at home, according to consumer analysts Kantar. The busiest spell was 16-19 March, when 88% of households visited a food store, adding up to 42 million extra trips across four days. In the last four weeks, year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 20.6%. Kantar’s Fraser McKevitt said £10.8bn sales in the past four weeks were “even…

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Working from home for long periods of time amid the Covid19 scare can lead to panic working

Working from home for long periods of time amid the Covid19 scare can lead to panic working

Hyper-productivity is becoming a new workplace phenomenon due to working from home for long periods of time under uncertain conditions. Covid19 is leading people to panic work, says Dr. Ali Fenwick, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Hult International Business School in Dubai. Covid19 creates a lot of uncertainty and poses a threat towards one’s livelihood and health. The different coping strategies that people use to deal with the current situation lead to a similar state…

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John Menzies Lets 17,500 Of Its People Go

John Menzies Lets 17,500 Of Its People Go

John Menzies plc, the global aviation services business, has  provided an update on the impact of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the measures the Group is taking to mitigate the risks presented by it. Trading updateFollowing the Group’s preliminary results announcement for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the “FY19 Results”) on 10 March 2020, the impact on our business of the spread of the COVID-19 virus has increased significantly and extended across all…

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FTA: The Industry Needs The Support Of All European Governments

FTA: The Industry Needs The Support Of All European Governments

FTA, the business group representing the UK’s logistics industry, has today  urged all EU member states to act upon the EU guidelines on green lanes for goods at borders, in order to ensure the continuous flow of trade and support essential services, keep shops full and protect the economy.  The call comes after many logistics operators have encountered significant delays at the EU’s internal borders, which is disrupting the delivery of goods, and the integrated…

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Coronavirus lockdown: 10 steps SMEs can take to still be in business this time next year

Coronavirus lockdown: 10 steps SMEs can take to still be in business this time next year

The UK courier services expert ParcelHero says that, even following the tough new Government measures closing non-essential stores and imposing travel restrictions, the majority of the UKs 5.9 million SME businesses and retailers will survive the coronavirus outbreak if they get to grips with the latest Government SME assistance packages quickly. Says ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT: “Hard though it is to believe right now, as the full impact of the virus…

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