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A Bolton courier firm has shown its support for a local animal charity by opting to collect and deliver dog blankets, towels and duvets to help keep its furry residents warm throughout the year, completely free of charge.

Since em’barking’ on the partnership in March 2013, Nexday Overnite Ltd, part of the UK’s largest independent parcel network, APC Overnight, has completed over 70 collections and deliveries, the majority of which have contained at least 30 blankets resulting from the generosity of the region’s canine companions.

Employees at Nexday Overnite travel across a region encompassing Bolton, Wigan and Bury for the cause and the donations go straight to the Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter, which takes care of unwanted, lost and stray dogs and cats, while attempting to reunite pets with their owners, or find a new loving home.

Ian Fox, Director of Nexday Overnite Ltd, tells the tail: “There’s 21 of us at the depot and we’re all dog lovers, so we wanted to extend our enthusiasm to other animals in the area that aren’t as fortunate.

“Through the partnership, we focus on what we’re good at in terms of a speedy and reliable delivery service with our fleet of vans, which gives the care experts at the Sanctuary more time to focus on helping the animals without having to continuously carry out the collections.”

Sue Cleary, Deputy Manager at Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter also commented: “The support we’ve received from Nexday Overnite has been invaluable and we are so pleased that can now keep our animals warm and comfortable all year round. We’d encourage anyone in the local community to let us know if they have any blankets or duvets they no longer need and we can arrange yet more collections.”

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APC Overnight to hold recruitment day for former City Link employees

APC Overnight will host a recruitment open day for former City Link employees this coming Tuesday (6th January) at its national sortation centre in Cannock, Staffordshire. The nationwide courier, which has already made a number of appointments at its headquarters in Staffordshire and throughout its network of more than 115 independent delivery businesses, is hosting the event to provide further information on its current vacancies.

APC Overnight announced on Tuesday 30th December that it was making up to 100 jobs available to former City Link employees, following the news of mass redundancies as a result of City Link going into administration.

Speaking at the time APC Overnight CEO, Karl Brown, said: “This is an extremely difficult time for City Link staff members and their families. Following discussions with board members we’ve made the decision to prioritise City Link staff for the job vacancies we currently have on offer.”

The recruitment day will be held between 12.00 pm and 5.00 pm on Tuesday 6th January and attendees are encouraged to ring ahead to register their interest on 01922 702544. Those who have already submitted applications will be contacted by APC Overnight directly, with details about the recruitment event.

Speaking about the event, APC Overnight Head of Human Resources, Emma Scott, said: “We’ve organised the recruitment day to provide further information on the roles we currently have on offer. There are some highly talented people out there at the moment that are unfortunately now having to look for new jobs and we want to do all we can to make them aware of some of the opportunities that are available to them here at APC.”

Further details on job vacancies at APC Overnight can be found at:

Those interested in applying for a job directly can submit their applications to or by post to:

The Human Resources Department
The Alternative Parcels Company Ltd, National Sortation Centre, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, WS11 8LD

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APC Overnight Invests Ahead Of Peak Period

APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel delivery firm, has made a £6 million investment at its Staffordshire-based national sortation centre, ahead of what is predicted to be the busiest period in the company’s history.

The investment has already seen APC Overnight acquire a 2.5 acre plot of land adjacent to its main sortation centre, which will increase the firm’s overnight vehicle capacity, to accommodate up to 92 trunk vehicles at any one time

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Pallet-Track are finalists

pt-hubIt has been announced that Pallet-Track has won the regional Best Use of Technology to improve Business Performance, British Chamber Award for the Black Country! We will now join the other regions to compete for the overall title. The winner will be announced on Thursday 27th November 2014!

Pallet-Track have also been selected as a finalist at the prestigious CILT Awards for Excellence 2014 in Freight Transport Best Practice Category – the winner will be announced on Thursday 2nd October 2014, keep watching this space!

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An Easter campaign run by APC Overnight at its Cannock headquarters has led to a sizable donation of arts and crafts materials to a local children’s hospice.AcornsEaster

Staff at APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel distribution firm, donated a variety of craft items, puzzles and educational workbooks over the Easter period to provide fun activities for the children and families cared supported by the charity’s Hospice at Home service. Click here to read more

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We took on the challenge and lived to tell the tale

Take a look at our mini video diary of the days events.

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Ben Nevis Challenge

As part of Courier Logistics 20th anniversary celebrations the Directors and Staff have committed, not one, but two teams to complete this years “Ben Nevis Challenge” which takes place on the 7 June 2014 . The challenge involves scaling Ben Nevis, a 25 mile cycle ride and canoeing 3km around Loch Lochy, yes all in one day!

The teams are made up of Directors and Staff from Courier Logistics and all are training hard to be
fit for the day! It is hoped that sponsorship for the teams will raise much needed funds for ‘The Children’s Hospital Charity’. The Children’s Hospital Charity are working to raise £10m towards the expansion of The
Children’s Hospital (Sheffield) through their make it better campaign, you can read more by clicking here. If you would like to support Courier Logistics in their efforts to raise money for this charity, please click on the link to our just giving page. All donations will be gratefully received and please leave a message of support for the teams.

Click here to visit our just giving page

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Mission Christmas

Misson Christmas

We are once again proudly supporting the fantastic ‘Mission Christmas’ cash for kids campaign. Not only are we a drop off point but we will collect donations from our customers free of charge and deliver the goods on their behalf to the cash for kids charity. We hate to think that some children will wake up Christmas morning without a gift from Santa, so please if you are able to donate a gift, drop it in to our Rotherham branch or give it to your collection driver.

Goods delivered 18/12/2013, letter from Hallam FM

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APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel delivery firm, has appointed Karl Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Karl, who is from Doncaster, has been on the APC Overnight board of directors since 2011, having initially joined the network in 1998, when he founded his same day parcel delivery business, Direct Logistics, in Goole, Yorkshire.

Boasting a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics industry having joined the RAF’s transport department upon leaving school, Karl has since grown his business through the acquisitions of two branches of Express Logistics – in Nottingham and Stockport. Karl now oversees a business with a turnover in excess of £8.5 million. Click here to read on

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How the pallet is helping the modern supply chain to stack up

Nigel Parkes, managing director of Pallet-Track

Nigel Parkes, the MD of Midlands-based Pallet-Track describes how business has never been so good for the oldest technology in the supply chain.

To many people the pallet is a mundane, everyday item that is either illegally dumped at the road side, in a canal or used to build bonfires once a year. However, in real terms, the humble pallet simply makes the world go round Click here to read on

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