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11
Sep

Mark Pawsey MP listens

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Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Rugby branch meeting

Mark Pawsey MP with Karen Shuter and local business owners

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey listens to local businesses.

Karen Shuter of Exact Logistics, as Chair of the Rugby branch of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, recently met Mark Pawsey MP, along with other local business owners to update him on their concerns .

A shortage of skills remains high on the list, as does the provision of broadband across the borough.

Another issue that is being felt acutely across the town and borough is the shortage of space for companies of all sizes and sectors. That goes for everything from incubator space for start-up and small companies right through to small, medium and larger enterprises who want to expand in the area, create new jobs and grow the economy.

Of course, the arrival of HS2 is another very big topic that businesses here in Rugby are concerned about and that was another matter picked up with Mark Pawsey in our meeting.

He was very keen to make note of all the issues we raised and, as a branch, we have always found that his door is open to listen to our concerns. He also highlighted areas where Government are able to support businesses if they are facing certain issues.

As you’d expect, he wanted to get across the message that he is ready to put Rugby’s case forward and to do what he can to promote the area as a great place to business.

That’s a responsibility that falls on all of us. While we know that there are issues that need resolving, we should also be first to highlight everything that Rugby and the borough has going for it and what a fantastic area it is to grow a business.

https://rugbyobserver.co.uk/news/mp-to-take-rugby-business-barriers-to-the-top/

 

23
Jun

BBC Brexit interview

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Adam Shuter interviewed by Ben Russell

“Uncertainty is the real Brexit problem”

One year on from the referendum, Exact’s Adam Shuter was interviewed by Ben Russell of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire as part of a report on the impact of Brexit on local businesses.

Adam felt that the climate had changed slightly over the last year. Our German customers see Brexit as a problem, albeit a temporary one which can be overcome. The real problem for Exact Logistics is the uncertainty. We will deal with the outcomes once they become clear.

The interview was aired this morning at 08.25 on the Breakfast with Trish Adudu Show. You can listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p054z78z

 

15
May

Northants lorry theft dangers

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Warning – danger of theft

Lorry drivers passing through Northamptonshire are being alerted about the dangers of thefts – 273 thefts from lorries parked in Northamptonshire have been reported to police over the past 12 months.

Superintendent Sean Bell said a new East Midlands Freight Crime Task Force has a trailer (pictured, with the RHA’s Chrys Rampley) which carries crime prevention messages in English, Polish and Romanian.  He is urging anyone seeing suspicious behaviour around a lorry to dial 999.

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Northamptonshire Police is working closely with the Road Haulage Association, the motorway service station providers, the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) and neighbouring forces. Video HERE.

 

26
Apr

Joe joins the team

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You may already have spoken to Joe Jupp who joined our Operations team early in April as Customer Service Controller. She has a lot of experience in logistics and customer service and is settling in very quickly. She will work with our UK and German customers to ensure we deliver to the very highest standards.

Joe Jupp

 

She lives in Rugby and enjoys working out at the gym as well as keeping up with friends and family.

Welcome Joe!

19
Jan

Amazon deliveries

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Amazon Fulfilment Centre deliveries made easy

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Most of us had reason to be thankful to Amazon for last-minute gifts in the run up to Christmas. However, any supplier which has tried to deliver to Amazon Fulfilment Centres knows that getting the goods delivered in is not so easy.

Exact Logistics now has a new method of delivering to Amazon UK Fulfilment Centres which means that your goods will get delivered at the correct time and without re-delivery charges. We can pre-book freight via the Pall-Ex network using the Carrier Appointment Request Portal (CARP). This new system allows the delivering Pall-Ex member to make a consolidated booking directly with the Amazon Fulfilment centre. This is Amazon UK’s preferred method for booking deliveries in to UK Fulfilment Centres and is working well.

If you need to deliver to Amazon please do not pre-book deliveries to the Fulfilment Centres but contact us for guidance.

 

05
Sep

Calais disruption

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Calais disruption

Our German partners have confirmed delays and disruption in the Calais area due to the action today (5 September) by French traders and trade unionists who are blocking the A16 motorway. The Port of Calais says diversions are in place and ferries are operating as normal. Eurotunnel has advised drivers to follow alternative routes and services are operating to schedule.

We will keep customers informed if specific deliveries are likely to be delayed.

 

For more info visit

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37271674

gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/traveller-info/latest/

01
Sep

Calais blockade 5 Sept

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Blockade of Calais to start 5 September

Shopkeepers, businessmen, farmers and police unionists in Calais have pledged to block ‘indefinitely’ the motorway leading to the port with a ‘human chain’, saying they will not break it until the migrant Jungle camp that has now swollen to up to 10,000 people is totally dismantled.

Starting on Monday 5 September at 7am, the different groups will unite to block the A16 motorway in a ‘snail’ operation to block traffic. They have called on local Calais residents to join them to form a ‘human chain’ starting at the Epopée stadium and moving to the A16.

This will cause severe disruption to freight in and out of the UK via Calais which is the main port for freight to /from continental Europe. We will keep you informed.

Find out more at:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/30/calais-locals-to-indefinitely-blockade-port-with-human-chain/

22
Aug

60m trees delivered on time

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We have delivered the 60 millionth tree for a leading UK grower.

J&A Growers, based in Wasperton in south Warwickshire, is encouraging wholesalers to buy British with help from Exact Logistics.

The company, which only sells directly to wholesalers, relies on Exact Logistics to quickly and carefully deliver the live trees to its clients across the UK as it competes against the Dutch market.

J&A Growers is the leading UK grower of quality bareroot trees and hedging and says sticking to UK trees can help to keep devastating tree diseases which could be brought in from abroad at bay.

And due to the popular demand, Exact Logistics, based on the Dunchurch Trading Estate in London Road, has now delivered a landmark 60 million trees for the company.

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Jamie Dewhurst, of J&A Growers, said: “We don’t sell directly to the individual customer, only to the wholesaler, which means we deal with huge volumes of trees. It is critical that these get to our customers in the best condition possible.

“We strive on providing our clients with a high quality service to encourage them to buy British as the importation of plant material poses a significant threat in the UK.

“We have been working with Exact Logistics for around six years as they offer flexible timed delivery options coupled with excellent customer communication. This means our clients can receive their orders in the morning which is essential when dealing with live plants.

“Exact are also very careful with the plants so that they are not damaged during delivery. It is a testament to the service they provide that they have delivered their 60 millionth tree for us.”

Karen Shuter, sales director of Exact Logistics, said: “We are very proud to have delivered 60 million trees for J&A Growers.

“The company values our ethos of communicate, deliver, care and takes advantage of our morning and pre 10am delivery service, which is very important when delivering live trees.

“We look forward to continuing to work with J&A Growers in the future and encouraging wholesalers to buy British.”

Read more in the Coventry Telegraph http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/business/rugby-logistics-firm-delivers-landmark-11768403

18
Aug

Time to export

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A good time to plan your EU export strategy

Post-Brexit the export world has become even more uncertain for UK businesses. We don’t know what the future will bring but as business owners and managers we are all used to coping with uncertainty – it’s part of our day job. Now is a good time to develop an EU export strategy whilst there are no barriers. There’s an opportunity to win business and develop partnerships which can withstand whatever the politicians negotiate for us.

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Europe

 

We have been very successful in exporting to Germany with almost 50% of our turnover now earned in Euros. We have identified a niche service for German transport companies. Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It is also among the largest exporters and importers of goods in the world. It’s an easy market to access – cheap flights and widespread use of English make it easy to visit customers. It can take time to build the relationship but once it is established German customers are very loyal.

Open to Export is an online community backed by government helping UK businesses to sell overseas. It’s a useful source of free and (mostly) impartial information for anyone wanting to grow through exporting. They have published a basic but useful guide to doing business in Germany http://opentoexport.com/article/guide-to-doing-business-in-germany/?utm_source=Open+to+Export+%28Master%29&utm_campaign=2c9e90ccd5-August_Newsletter8_9_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b283505a55-2c9e90ccd5-95801833

19
Jul

Exporting to France

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The art of exporting to France

We deliver to France for our customer Table Art, which creates state of the art light-up centrepieces and event art. The company  has opened a new office in Nice to build export sales.

Table Art Managing Director Gary Martin and Sales Director of Exact Logistics Karen Shuter

Table Art Managing Director Gary Martin and Sales Director of Exact Logistics Karen Shuter

The company, based in Leamington Spa, has already styled a number of high profile events in the country including at the Louvre Museum, Palais Du Versailles and Cannes Film Festival. We deliver additional stock to the French office as well as pieces straight to events.

Managing Director Gary Martin said: “We set up Table Art about five years ago, creating radio controlled, battery powered light-up centre pieces. We have now also moved on to event art.

“We design and manufacture all of our products in-house at our workshop enabling us to create bespoke pieces for our customers. These are either delivered directly to the event for the customer to set up, or we can go along to style the event.

“We have seen a huge amount of growth over time and have been involved in a number of events at interesting and exciting venues. One of our most recent events was at Cannes Film Festival which was an amazing experience.

“We now have offices in the UK, Chile, Dubai and have now opened our newest office in France.”

The Dragons Den connection

Both Table Art and Exact Logistics have a celebrity connection, with Table Art being backed financially by Hilary Devey who also founded pallet distribution company Pall-Ex which Exact Logistics is an independent member of.

Gary added: “Exact Logistics do a lot of our deliveries in the UK and have been very supportive in our expansion in France.

“They enable us to deliver our pieces of table art very efficiently, with everything arriving on time which is extremely important when working in events.

“Exact’s ethos of communicate, deliver, care is also very important to us as it means they not only make deliveries on time, they also care about what they are delivering which is essential when delivering fragile items.

“All of this is helping us to build a good reputation with new clients and ensuring that we secure new business.”

Karen Shuter, sales director of Exact Logistics, said: “We have been working with Table Art for some time and are very happy to help them as they expand into France.

“We know on time delivery is crucial to Table Art as they supply their pieces to a lot of high profile events.

“We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future, helping them win and retain customers in both France and the UK.”

Pall-Ex and Table Art CEO Hilary Devey added: “When I first met Gary, I was not only bowled over by the products, but also by his passion and tenacity. I knew he had the grit it needed to make the business a success, which was why I invested. As we capitalise on the growing French market and open our new office, I couldn’t be prouder.

“Furthermore, I’m thrilled that Exact Logistics, as a member and important part of the Pall-Ex network, is able to lend its support and benefit from Table Art’s rapid growth. All of the stunning centrepieces are arriving on time and in perfect condition. It’s a case of exact by name and most definitely exact in the quality of service the team offers.”

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