Monthly Archives: July 2014

CitySprint extends network with Letchworth Couriers acquisition

CitySprint has acquired Letchworth Couriers as part of the company’s UK expansion. The deal will see CitySprint add a further two service centres, in Letchworth and Peterborough, taking the total number to 39.   The acquisition will enable Letchworth Couriers’ customers to access CitySprint’s network, which can reach 87 per cent of the UK mainland […]


Axis gets Sunderland stadium deal

Sunderland AFC has awarded a contract to Axis Security for the provision of a manned guarding solution. Under the agreement, the company will deliver security support for the football team’s Stadium of Light and its training facility – the Academy of Light.   Axis Security will manage a team of security officers for the 49,000 […]

myhermes boosts web service for SMEs

myHermes has improved the functionality of its website to provide added convenience and choice for SMEs. In particular, Shopify has become the latest e-commerce platform to be fully integrated with the website following ebay, Amazon and ChannelAdvisor. Other improvements include the launch of a time-saving Quick Send feature.   Shopify is a web-based shop front […]


DPD Germany aiming to double market share

DPD is aiming to double its share of the German business-to-consumer shipping market to 15% by 2018 with the introduction of new innovations. As part of these plans, the parcel carrier, majority-owned by French postal operator La Poste Group via its Geopost subsidiary, consumers can now get a forecast of when their parcel will arrive […]

UPS extends B2C cross-border delivery options

UPS has enhanced its offering to meet the growing cross-border e-commerce need. Online and consumers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK can now send their online purchases directly to UPS Access Point™ locations in any of these countries as an alternative to home delivery.   For UK consumers who prefer a residential […]

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ISS wins Scottish college contract

ISS Facility Services has been awarded a contract to provide hard and soft FM services to Edinburgh College in Scotland. The agreement will cover four main campuses and five satellite sites, delivering a mixture of support functions that includes a range of security services. Mark Davies, director of ISS Education commented: “This marks a major […]

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ISC chosen for Brent Council HQ security operation

Integrated Security Consultants (ISC) Ltd has been appointed to provide security services at the new headquarters of Brent Council. Under the agreement, the company will support Bilfinger Europa’s security operation, which manages the Brent Civic Centre.   ISC will provide handle security requirements for all special events at the building, including council receptions and public […]

APC Overnight expands with 140 new jobs

APC Overnight, is to create 140 permanent roles at its national sortation centre in Cannock, Staffordshire by the end of September. Since the opening of the facility in June last year, the independent courier company has created over 200 jobs and experience more than a 17 per cent rise in turnover to over £88 million. […]