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INDUSTRY NEWS
Circle Express wins new business
Following its recent major success in Manchester-based Skymart Worldwide
acquiring the exclusive UK distribution
uses Circle’s Manchester warehouse, as
business of Panalpina Worldwide, Circle
well as their services for distributing
Express, the road transport provider to
import consignments throughout the UK,
many airfreight operators, reports further
and collecting export cargo from their
new business gains during the first half of
customers. The company provides
the year. Among these are Anglo
worldwide tailor-made logistics solutions.
Overseas and Skymart Worldwide.
Says commercial director, Colin Gore: We
Sunbury-on-Thames-based Anglo
have to deliver a lot of time-sensitive
Overseas has a wide customer-base
consignments, and we are very pleased
covering diverse commercial sectors for
executive Tom Ryan, who has been with the reliability and efficiency we get
its international freight forwarding
services. These include machinery
particularly helpful, they have provided a from Circle Express, ensuring the smooth
removal, project forwarding, hanging
valuable additional service to us in running of our supply chain operations.”
garments and wines and spirits. Says
collecting our consignments from the Says Circle’s CEO. Chris Coffey: “We
local manager Mahmood Malik: “We find
airlines. We have now come to regard enjoy close working relationships with all
Circle Express very flexible and
Circle as a close working partner, and our customers, and, in many cases, we
adaptable, helping us to explore new
would not hesitate in recommending have become a strategic partner in their
customer sectors. Through their them to others.” supply chain operations.”
Next lost data “crisis” could be avoided by staff training
Training senior members of a team to understand the tasks personal data on every child in the country, and national
of their junior counterparts is essential to avoid simple slip- insurance numbers and bank account details of parents and
ups in business administration. Mistakes, like the deeply carers claiming child benefit went missing. The Government
embarrassing series of breaches of confidentiality through also lost several thousand applications for the Armed
lost files and data on British people, can be prevented by Forces, Northern Irish driving test applications, and 5,000
simple procedures which should be part of everyone’s basic NHS health files. Meanwhile the CPS was sent files on 2,000
training. Andrew Wilson, Director of AMIRS (the Aston serious criminal suspects, including DNA profiles that were
Multimedia Interactive Research Suite) believed the lost data found over a year after they were dispatched by Dutch
‘crisis’ was down to errors rather than malice - and that police. Andrew Wilson concluded: “training doesn’t have to
those errors could be avoided by training for a better be like going back to college we believe that with senior staff
understanding of procedures. In November 2007 the having better training and understanding of company
Government lost data on 25 million Britons when it sent two procedures, it could be of greater benefit to data security in
password-protected CDs through the post. It included some organisations.”
FedEx Supports growth in South West
FedEx UK a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. International customers. from Exeter City Centre and three miles
announced the launch of a new facility in
“This facility demonstrates our
from Exeter International Airport, has the
Exeter to meet the growing demands of
commitment to playing a central role in
capacity to sort 500 packages per hour
business in the region. The facility,
the future growth of the South West of
along a 70-metre conveyor belt system
located in the Greendale Business Park,
England,” said Trevor Hoyle, managing
designed to allow the fast processing of
Woodbury Salterton, has doubled parcels. The 17,000 sq ft facility was also
capacity in the South West and reduces
director, Operations, FedEx UK. “Our
specially adapted to allow vehicles to
delivery times by up to one and a half
investment in Exeter means a faster and
load from any of the 13 double-shutter
hours. The station, which processes
more flexible service for local businesses
doors at the front and side of the building
packages going to and from customers,
and ensures they continue to benefit from
– freeing warehouse space inside the
will handle both packages for FedEx UK
connection to the global economy.”
depot for peak periods and annual
domestic, and FedEx Express The depot, which is located five miles growth.
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