Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fake licenses put more than your business at risk

With pressure mounting to crack down on unlicensed security operators, companies should remember that it isn’t just their business that is at risk if a member of staff is found to be uncompliant. Workers without the relevant license from the Security Industry Association (SIA) are actually putting the public under threat and are unlikely to […]

Royal Mail schedules strikes for November

Royal Mail has scheduled its strike for November 4th, hopefully meaning the much-feared December industrial action threat has been averted. Yesterday (October 29th), the Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced 372 Crown post offices will begin their 13th round of strike action next week. Staff working in administration and supply-chain functions will also take a first […]

Will Brits live up to plans for Christmas cutbacks?

Each Christmas consumers claim they will cut down on how much they’re going to spend, sending retailers and delivery companies into a panic about the implications for volumes and turnover. The festive season of 2013 is looking like it will be no different, meaning businesses will be questioning whether Britons will live up to their […]

Cyber Monday expected to bring record volumes

Cyber Monday  – scheduled for December 2nd – is expected to bring record volumes for delivery firms once again. Indeed, FedEx is expecting to enjoy its busiest day in history, handling more than 22 million shipments around the world. This will equate to 11 per cent year-on-year growth, driven by online retailers. Cyber Monday will […]

Local business Skillweb raises £250 for Wycombe Mayor Appeal from Cream Teas

Skillweb had a cream tea event where the Mayor of High Wycombe, Trevor Snaith served the staff with cream teas and the donations were made to the Mayor’s charity which are Child Bereavement UK and One Can Trust. Skillweb is a High Wycombe based business that provides technology solutions designed to help organisations manage their […]

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Govt to keep stake in Royal Mail for six months

The government will keep a stake in the Royal Mail for at least another six months it has been announced. Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord Popat revealed 38 per cent of the company will remain in the hands of the government until it can be sure the Royal Mail in its new form […]

eBay thinks local with Shutl acquisition

Delivery firms have long been under pressure to shorten delivery times and retailers are now also cottoning on to the demand for tighter drop-off windows. eBay is the latest multinational to realise this and has started to think local, buying out 90-minute delivery specialist Shutl. The firm is trying to develop its local delivery options […]

SIA licensing checks in North Wales come up clean

Checks by the Security Industry Association (SIA) in North Wales on door supervisors showed none were working illegally. On October 12th SIA investigators and the North Wales Police teamed up to check that all security operatives were in compliance with the law. Operations were conducted around Wrexham and Connahs Quay town centre, with 20 door […]