IoC News - May 2015

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Patrick McLoughlin back in the seat for Sec of State for Transport.

Hot of the press news Monday May 11th, returning to the seat for Sec of State for transport Patrick McLoughlin in photo with IOC chief exec Tracey Worth and past master Carmen Robin Bawtree alongside the classic Honda courier motorbike ready for cartmarking ceremony in the City of London.

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Courier Trailblazer phase three re-submission Friday June 5th

Employer chair, Justin Moore has the papers signed, the re-submission of the courier trailblazer is in for June 5th to the govt offices of BIS. The new documents add more stretch to the learning and focus from the Multi Modal trade show employer group, more detail on home e-retail delivery, returns issues and dealing with the representation of multiple brands for varying clients, customer service is key to this emerging market. The employer support remains substantial, Nationals and SMEs from the region together for the future apprentices of the industry. Click on website:


UK Mail  targets 80pc automation at new hub

UK Mail plans to increase the level automation in its parcels business to some 80 per cent following the move to the new Ryton hub. John Nolan FIoC MD said: “We are taking action to amend the profile of the consignments we handle to make the best use of the automated parcel sorter. More at

GLH Staff Member of the Year Award Anita Cahill

Customer Service Team member Anita Cahill (centre holding plaque) shares her sucess with her colleagues.

Zoe Powers (top right) has just been annoucned in the final of Women in Transport Award The final four candidates will be told who is the lucky winner on Wednesday 3rd June at the London Hilton Hotel. Nominated by the IoC for her work in Innovation and Sustainability within the courier industry we will look forward to hearing the results.

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Adrian Smith FIoC Managing Director of Swift Logistics Group and Cancer Research UK have announced a minimum two year partnership to provide logistics support services for the UK Charities Events Calendar (Including Race for Life, Pretty Muddy, Shine Night Walk and Relay for Life).

The intensive projects schedule which focuses around the period May to September each year, include provision of logistics service for the deployment of Event equipment around the entire UK on a scheduled and immediate basis. Services focus on strict stock integrity and time and process specific delivery to Area Event Managers and Event locations. Delivery of this equipment is key to the success of each event which are undertaken by over 600,000 UK fund raisers annually, generating over £50 million to fund the Charities research and ambition to beat cancer sooner.


Geoff Duke OBE dies, aged 92

Geoffrey Duke OBE (29.03.1923 - 01.05.2015) was motorcycling's first true superstar, a man who transcended the confines of a relatively niche sport to become a household name.He unveiled the IOC iconic courier motorbike in 2005 at the National Courier Awards.



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