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Silence to Remember

11/11/2015 as a company we will be observing a two minute silence at 11am in remembrance of those who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe. http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/

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Wear it Pink to Work 23 October

On 23 October staff at Courier Logistics will be raising money in support of breast cancer by wearing something pink to work!

You too can donate at wearitpink.org

Let’s stand together against breast cancer!

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24 Hour London Tube Strike – Tonight.

Commencing 18.30pm this evening 8 July 2015

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We are expecting severe disruption in and around London as a result of the Tube Strike.

This could affect deliveries and especially timed deliveries into London tomorrow.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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External Chief Executive

Courier industry heavyweight Jonathan Smith has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of APC Overnight.johnathan-smith

The move marks the first time in the company’s 20 year history that someone from outside the business has taken the top position.

As Managing Director of DHL Domestic (UK), Jonathan led the separation of the business from its global parent, as well as its integration with the Home Delivery Network. He was subsequently appointed as the new company’s CEO, a position he held until 2012.

Jonathan has also held other CEO roles both within and outside of the logistics sector.

Speaking about his new appointment Jonathan said: “APC Overnight has achieved impressive year on year growth for the last 20 years, including significant expansion and investment in 2012 that has helped the company accommodate increasing demand for its service.

“My first role as CEO will be to conduct an in-depth review of the company’s operations, in order to develop a strategy on how APC Overnight can continue to expand into what has become one of the UK’s most rapidly changing sectors.”

Former CEO, Karl Brown, will continue to sit on APC Overnight’s board of directors as well as maintaining his position as chairman of his three APC Overnight depots; Direct Logistics, in Thorne and Express Logistics in Nottingham and Stockport.

Speaking about the new appointment Jon Barber, Chairman of APC Overnight, said: “It has been a long term aspiration of the business to appoint an independent external chief executive to take over the reins of the business and that was one of my main aims when taking on the role of Chairman.

115 independent delivery businesses. We’re looking forward to some further insight and support in taking the business forward.”

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We’re at it again

THE CHALLENGE!

We have two teams entered again this year (one all female). On the 20th June, the challenge starts with the climb of Ben Nevis. After checking in at the peak, its an almost immediate descent back to base where our bikes will be waiting for a 25 mile cycle plus a grueling canoe around Loch Lochy – all to be completed in the day!

Yes we’re at it again

We enjoyed all the pain and exhaustion so much last year that we’re going back for some more!

It see23472000002135004_zc_v30_thechildrenscharityms the achievements of conquering ‘The Ben Nevis Challenge’ once is not enough for some people of Courier Logistics. The competitive nature of some team members could not be hidden and a return this year to beat last years time was inevitable.

Last year we raised an astonishing £5131.59. This year is no different our target is set to £5000. Every pound makes a difference to a young persons life, please help us reach that goal.

It is of course all in aid of such a worthy cause – The Children’s Hospital Charity in Sheffield. Speak with anyone around the region and either themselves or someone they know has benefited from treatment at the hospital at some stage. In fact, family’s from all over the world benefit from specialist treatment at this incredible facility.

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 Last years Challenge – 2014

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Presenting our cheque:
Cathy Young – Business Development Manager
Paul Johnson – Director

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PAW-SES for thought

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: http://www.apc-overnight.com/career-opportunities.php

Those interested in applying for a job directly can submit their applications to recruitment@apc-overnight.com 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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SPECIAL DELIVERY FROM APC OVERNIGHT

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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