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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

DX Investment Programme Continues with New Security Control Room.

DX, delivering parcel freight, secure, courier, 2-Man and logistics services, has announced the latest step in its Group investment programme with the opening of its new Security Control Room in Tipton, West Midlands.

The Security Control Room will allow for the centralised monitoring of CCTV, alarms and access controls across all of DX’s sites.

Record number of flowers delivered for Valentine's Day.

Yodel plays Cupid as flower deliveries surged 77% year-on-year.

Already committed to electric van zero emission, Absolutely steps up, ‘pedals up the clean air’.

Central London ‘Eco Hub’ to focus on zero-emissions express courier cargo cycles.

Absolutely achieving 90% of all APC overnight collections on an electric van or cargo bike in Central London.


Jon Stockton moves to Whistl, strengthens Fulfilment and Contact Centre Management Team.

Rich in operators to talk ULEZ expansion and infrastructure.

Great breadth of London vehicles and history of freight to clean air.

Horse and cart to cargo bike, electric Rolls-Royce and Euro6 D.


IOC talks express logistics levy paid apprenticeships for our sector.

City of London transport Apprentice will talk to the Minister.

DPD launch road safety EV van school learner packs.

Addison Lee launches new 2-hour delivery service for local London businesses.


Next step to logistics hot-spot express final mile.

Eighty per cent of the UK lies within the four-hour tacho limit of the inspirational postcode in the very heart of the UK.

D2N2 LEP working together with the Leicester and Leicestershire LEP have submitted a bid to the government for an East Midlands Freeport (Friday Feb 5th 2021).


Vaccine request for express couriers delivering to the door

The Institute of Couriers has written to the following Ministers:

-Nadhim Zahawi MP - who is the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment.

-Baroness Vere - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Transport.

-Matt Hancock - Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

to request consideration for home delivery, express couriers to be given a high priority vaccination status.


DX - pinch, punch, first of the month, for Trading Update.

Accounting period covers 27 weeks ending 02 Jan 2021.

Greater proportion of B2C deliveries.