CM Downton is set to deliver more than nine million Christmas TV guides to wholesalers and retailers this weekend. The magazine delivery specialist will use fleet of 170 trucks to collect copies of the Radio Times, TV Times, What’s on TV, TV Choice, Total TV Guide and TV and Satellite from printers in Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds, Bicester and Colchester, delivering them ahead of the Christmas period. Director Kate Downton said: “We distribute around 260,000 tonnes of magazines each year in […]
CM Downton and Arla Foods have both launched national apprenticeship schemes to entice new workers into a sector feeling the pinch of a severe driver shortage.
Last month MT exclusively revealed that Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith is to leave the parcels firm after two years in charge of the combined DHL Express Domestic UK and HDNL (not to mention 18 months in charge of the DHL business alone). Smith’s CV shows more than 20 years’ experience in parcels, including a spell as chief executive of City Link – before its problematic take-over of Target Express – and a regional director role at British Rail’s parcels […]
CitySprint is looking to recruit an additional 300 couriers ahead of its Christmas peak. In response to a 318.7% increase in parcel volumes last December, compared to the monthly average for the rest of the year, it is hoping to take on additional delivery staff to handle what it predicts will be an even larger peak. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said: “We’re anticipating that this will be our busiest Christmas yet, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make […]