High street retailer Next has extended its contract with Hermes extending their relationship to over 30 years. The four-year contract renewal will see Hermes continue to provide home delivery for Next Directory customers until 2022, a contract it has held since the retailer launched it as a mail order operation in 1988. The contract also covers deliveries for other services, including Next’s next day delivery service for online orders made before 10pm. The parcel carrier makes daily collections from Next’s […]
To many people the name Unipart is associated with the aftermarket parts supplier for British Leyland and later Rover Group, and that is indeed how the company started back in 1974. But today the Unipart Group is a diverse £1bn a year multinational logistics, manufacturing and consulting business working in the automotive, manufacturing, retail and rail industries.
With UK banks under constant fire for failing to lend to British businesses, it is refreshing to talk to a banker who is positively eager to work with UK operators. Graham Winslet is sales director of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the strongest banks in the world (rated AA by Standard & Poor’s). He is responsible for growing the CV contract hire business, which currently owns around 15,000 CVs in France and the UK.