Monthly Archives: May 2014

Summer triggers ‘increased property crime’

Warmer weather and longer daylight hours are potential triggers for increased property crime according to statistics published by Farsight Security Services. The data taken from the company’s remote monitoring station suggest that 23 per cent more audio warnings were issued in June 2013 compared with December 2013.   In particular, car forecourts – open sites […]

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Hermes opens Warrington parcel hub

Hermes has opened its new purpose built, 15,000 sq m, parcel distribution hub in Warrington representing the largest investment in the consumer delivery company’s history. The £14 million hub has a capacity of around 550,000 parcels a day – almost three times that of the previous site in Warrington – and has created 60 new […]

Richard Bailey secures Mitie commercial director role

Richard Bailey has been appointed as commercial director for Mitie’s total security management business. He joins the company from Advance Security UK Ltd, where he spent 14 years most recently as managing director of its corporate and technologies division. Bailey’s industry knowledge and experience was responsible for helping Advance Security expand from a regionally-based business […]



Deutsche Post DHL introduces parcel box solution

Deutsche Post DHL is now offering individual parcel boxes to households in Germany to receive deliveries when no one is at home. The German national postal operator is describing this latest innovation as the “greatest development” in the mail industry since the mailbox was introduced. Residential customers anywhere in Germany will now be able to […]

Rico Logistics launches evening delivery service

Rico Logistics has launched a same-day evening delivery service in the UK. e-Sameday (the ‘e’ standing for evening delivery) will be available seven days a week nationwide, with some parcels being delivered within eight hours of being ordered. Martin Cheeseman, Sales & Marketing Director at Rico Logistics commented: “The changing and difficult times UK retailers […]


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CollectPlus to expand network to 7,500 stores

CollectPlus has announced plans to expand its network by a third from 5,500 to 7,500 stores over the next year, with a longer term plan to eventually reach 12,000. This latest expansion of the network will be made possible through PayPoint’s extensive store network as well locations, such as CollectPlus@Westfield. The Westfield location includes a […]

InPost to install parcel terminals at supermarkets in UK and Italy Group is to install hundreds of its self-service parcel locker terminals at supermarkets in the UK and Italy following two new agreements with retailers. The company has teamed up with Morrisons in the UK and Carrefour in Italy to enable consumers to collect their parcels and online purchases, and potentially send parcels in the […]



GeoPost secures majority stake in wnDirect

GeoPost has stepped up its investment in UK cross-border e-commerce shipping specialist wnDirect. La Poste’s international parcel business, parent company of DPD and Interlink Express, has increased its previous 20 per cent stake in a 57 per cent equity holding in the business. The deal has involved GeoPost acquiring part of the company founders’ shareholding […]

Incentive Lynx secures Cheese Grater contract

Broadgate Estates has appointed Incentive Lynx Security to provide services at the Leadenhall Building in the City of London. Under the terms of the three-year deal, awarded following a competitive tender, Incentive Lynx will provide the Leadenhall Building with a full range of security services, which will commence on the building’s completion. A team of […]

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GLS launches FlexDelivery service in Poland

GLS, Royal Mail’s European parcels business, has launched its FlexDelivery parcel notification service in Poland, meaning the company can now notify recipient of incoming parcels in ten countries.   GLS first introduced FlexDelivery in Germany in 2012, and has since rolled the service out in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic […]