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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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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