Government Urged To Support Food Chain Through Most Dangerous Time For Business Survival.

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Cold Chain Federation President Tim Moran has called today for Government to commit to supporting food supply chain businesses through their ‘most dangerous time’, when their food service customers reopen slowly and partially over the coming months. The Cold Chain Federation represents the businesses across the UK that store and distribute chilled and frozen food in cold warehouses and temperature-controlled …

FTA Becomes UK Provider of Electronic Consignment Notes.

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FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector, has been selected by TransFollow as a UK distributor of eCMR, the electronic version of consignment notes. John Lucy, Manager of International Trade and Transport Procedures at FTA, comments: “As the business organisation representing the logistics sector, FTA is thrilled TransFollow has recognised our leadership and expertise in the …

Mind The Gap (In Your Return To Work Strategy), Says FTA.

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While the UK remains in lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, government ministers are preparing to issue their “back to work” plans to restart the economy. And according to FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, these plans will create both opportunity and risk for businesses keen to comply with new safe working regulations and get their …

VE Day

This week: lockdown review and VE day

admin Other, Transport industry news

This week sees two important days for our nation, both of which matter hugely for quite different reasons. Lockdown review Although the review of the lockdown which is due this Thursday is not expected to yield any significant changes, the government has been signalling that the UK needs to get back to work. There’s been much speculation about how and …

Transport

Road haulage industry under pressure

admin Food industry news, Transport industry news

The transport sector is fearful of lasting damage as the coronvirus crisis continues. Airlines, ferry companies and of course, the road haulage industry, have all requested direct intervention from the government as they continue to feel the strain. Although there has been an increase in demand in some sectors, notably food, the forced closure of non-essential shops means fewer goods …

Keep-It-Cool

In the press: Q&A with MD Nikki Redhead

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We were delighted when industry magazine TCS&D (Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution) asked to interview our Managing Director Nikki Redhead as part of their View from the Summit series. You can read the full Q&A with Nikki here. You’ll find out how she got into the temperature-controlled sector, what most customers request, and the best practice environmental measures the company considers …

Cold Chain Federation – Covid-19 Update 17/04/20.

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Shane Brennan, Chief Executive of the Cold Chain Federation says: “With frozen and chilled food products still coming into store at a high rate but demand all but gone for many usual customers such as food service, schools and airlines, cold stores are now starting to fill up. We predict that they will be full across the UK, with no …

Nikki Redhead of Keep it Cool

Meet Nikki Redhead, founder of Keep it Cool Ltd

admin Company news, Food industry news

We introduce Nikki, who heads up the Keep it Cool team. Despite starting out in recruitment, Nikki was always destined to work in transport. Her father was the founder of Redhead International, although he has not worked in the industry since selling his eponymous company whilst Nikki was still at school. Indeed, Dad’s advice to the teenage Nikki was: “Do …