System Group, Transport for London, the DWP and the Department for Education were at the Institute of Couriers Heads of Industry fellows round table event on 18th October 2016. It was a full house, sharing best practice and putting the industry’s issues to the table. The event opened with a transport style bacon butty lunch where like-minded teams could network, focussing on key express issues. IOC Chair, Carl Lomas MBE, opened with introductions - City Sprint, Hermes, DPD, G
The way apprenticeships are funded in England is changing as of May 2017 with the introduction of an Apprenticeship Levy that some employers will have to pay. The process of deciding how this will work has in part been collaborative, with opportunities for employers and training providers to feedback. On 27th October, an Apprenticeship Levy Conference was held in Coventry that dealt with the proposals as they stood from the last announcements in August and the most recent ann
System Group, which trains drivers for local and national based logistics operators, has marked 500 years of mail services with renewed backing for apprenticeship schemes. The company was at London’s Guildhall to join with the ancient livery of transport, The Worshipful Company of Carmen, and Royal Mail to celebrate the occasion in 1516 when Henry VIII knighted Brian Tuke as the first Master of the Posts. This date was the catalyst for the creation of today’s Royal Mail, whic
This is a big year for the National Courier Awards as they celebrate 20 years of recognising the best of the best in the industry. The Silver C awards seemed to be glittering a little more brightly as 150 attendees waited to find out who from the industry – whether in the office, in the warehouse, or on the road – would be taking them home. System Group was there along with many other delegates from companies representing every aspect of the industry. Our Business Development
Votes have been taken and the Silver C Courier Awards are waiting for the best of the best in the express courier sector. Military nominations for logistics in regular, reserve and private sector are set to recognise deliveries in austere locations under pressure. Two wheel, four wheel and contract categories were of exceptional quality this year. Contract was split between road and warehouse. Presidential awards will include corporate safety, road safety, client collaboratio
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