Maritime Transport has signed the Corporate Covenant, the document businesses use to pledge support to the armed forces. Maritime MD John Williams signed to offer service leavers employment where possible, at its Felixstowe head office. The operator employs military leavers across the UK. Williams said: “As a business we are benefitting from the skill and strong work ethic our service leavers are bringing to the workplace. “They learn the role fast in an environment where you need to think on […]
The popular Engineer in Court mock trial by jury returns at Derby University on 27 June, with the centrepiece ‘trial’ this year trying a case of corporate manslaughter following an insecure load falling from a vehicle. Society of Operations Engineers chief executive Nick Jones will this year don the judges’ wig and gown to oversee proceedings and a line up of top barristers including Michael Ponsonby, James Godden and a team from Backhouse Jones will cross examine witnesses. The court […]
Fortec has launched a corporate division as it looks to expand its reach with larger, national customers and attract more “blue-chip” clients to the network. The Daventry-based pallet network says the new division was necessary as national and international accounts often require too much funding upfront for individual network members to be able to take on. Neil Hodgson, Fortec MD, says: “This type of business is beyond [most members’] reach in terms of financial risk and scale. However, through bringing […]
Container haulier Pentalver was “assisted greatly by an upsurge in market conditions” in 2014 after it saw a 7.3% rise in turnover year-on-year.