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Has Christmas crept up on you yet again? With only weeks left until the big day and no time to stand in that queue snaking around the Post Office; the time has arrived to organise a courier for those presents needing to travel without you this Christmas.
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A recent temperature controlled contract out to RAF Northolt near Uxbridge. Great clients and a bit of plane spotting too thrown in for good measure!
There can be few political events in the last few years that have been analysed quite as much as Brexit. From whether there should have been a referendum in the first place, to countless projections of what the leave result will mean in every aspect of life the UK.
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For that extra layer of security while in transit, Links Courier now provides vans that feature CCTV inside and out to protect the precious cargo inside. There are also cameras on the front and back of the van. Also as part of the complete security package the van is security sealed to protect against tampering and theft.
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In June, a leading courier firm was hit by a NotPetya cyber attack and they are still struggling with the manual processes. They are 'up to the ceiling' in undelivered parcels and increasingly frustrated customers.
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Ordering taxis, takeaways and buying clothes are now there at the touch of a button these days and being flexible is the norm more and more, simply put our way of life is changing. Also the way we spend our money and how we work is changing too and the use of the mobile phone is becoming such a pivotal application for our everyday lives. This has now affected the courier business and one UK company has come under review with regards to how much it`s drivers and couriers are being paid. The question is are they being paid at least the MINIMUM WAGE in carrying out their duties?
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Uber has been in the news lately with it`s business model and the effect that it has on the transport industry i.e. Taxis and Minicabs in many cities throughout the world. Now the company has confirmed that in the month of June 2106 that it will be starting a food delivery service.
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Airport travel continues to be on the up and demand doesn`t seem to see any signs of dropping anytime soon. The UK and its geographic location makes it an ideal stopping point for many travellers and the volume of passengers and cargo coming in and out means that it is home to some of the largest and busiest airports in Europe.
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Recently we received a request from a new client to pick up an item from the lost property desk at Heathrow Airport. The reason for this was the client`s daughter had left something behind on American Airline flight.
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The 2 fashion designers who are identical twins based in London were in desperate need of some labels being delivered and stitched onto dresses for their summer 2013 collection. The problem was it was 5pm closing time on a Friday, to be exact Taka Naka received a last minute order and needed to have the labels delivered as soon as possible.
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Menzies Distribution with its headquarters based in Edinburgh is expanding at all speed with the reporting in February 2016 of its third courier company acquisition within a year, the aberdeen courier company called Thistle Couriers.
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We can be there for you to deliver that all important gift to the special one in your life or those essential toys that are demanded by children all over the country. If you are looking for some ideas for the wee ones, then check out this list compiled by the Toy Retailers Association of what is expected to be the top 12 toys in Christmas 2015.
There is definitely a movie licence theme going on, especially with the long awaited release of the new Star Wars movie.
According to a recent report North America and to be more precise USA could lose it`s position as the global leader in the ecommerce market. Global sales online have increased by 20% year on year from 2013 - 2014 and by far the biggest growth is in the Asia-Pacific region from the emerging markets greater use of online and mobile friendly website selling goods and services.
USA at the moment is still the world`s largest domestic market, but China is moving fast up the rankings with 60% of spending by them in their region.
An important Site Engineer working for a company called Hobark International Limited on a contract basis in Nigeria had returned to the UK to spend Christmas with his family. What he didn't realise was his Passport was stamped with a visa for 10 months instead of the usual 12 months. The problem arose when he wanted to return to Nigeria on the 27th of December. When he arrived at Heathrow Airport to catch his flight to Nigeria he was refused boarding because of the expired working visa. Meanwhile the only other qualified engineer was on a flight back to the UK and Mr Hattersley was due to fly over that day to replace him on site. This could have spelt disaster for the company and cost them millions in revenue.
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We were asked to deliver the worlds largest cake on behalf of Bompas and Parr to the Guinness Book of Records event in Westfield Shopping Central in Shepherds Bush. The event was hosted by Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden and organised by detergent brand Fairy in support of its long-term charity partner Make-A-Wish UK.
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We are again sponsoring the yearly Briks-Tone Fiesta that raises funds for the Brikama Health Centre in Gambia West Africa.
We currently have 2 shipping containers ready and full of donations and are hoping to get more in time due to the generosity of our customers and other donators.
We will ship all goods via Links Courier for free and collect in London for free.
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One of the most urgent courier deliveries that we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with was through an existing client of ours. His brother was also graduating this year, and he wanted to surprise him with a graduation gift! What was all the urgency about!
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Police have reported that during an early morning raid in addresses throughout the Camden Borough they made several arrests on the grounds of Fraud. About 30 police officers were involved going to 6 address and arresting suspects aged between 17 and 26.
Thankfully for us we have not had any business dealing with such criminals, but feel the need to inform our visitors, so you can all be aware of what is going on.
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When you are looking to have your goods delivered by a professional courier company it is important to ask yourself a few questions before choosing a company to do the job.
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