New Vehicles raise New Questions

Jake Bloch has overseen the expansion of the company fleet with the introduction of 8 ‘new’ vehicles this winter. Equipped to the very highest specification, 4 are direct ‘like for like’ replacements but 4 have been brought in to support the growth in the business alongside the new Tamworth depot which opened in September. Many…

Christmas at Hereford Races

I have never really been a fan of discotheques or disco music so when the option came, this year, to hold The Christmas Party at a Racecourse, my name was first on the list. I cannot take any credit for the idea though. This was all down to Sharon who suggested it as a way…

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2018

With Christmas and the New Year holiday period looming, we know how difficult it can be planning in collections and deliveries during this time. To assist you in your planning over the Christmas period, please find below details of Bishopsgate’s opening hours & our internal trunk plan. Wednesday 19th Dec: Normal working hours Thursday 20th Dec: Normal working hours…

The Brexit Deal Explained

Brexit is dominating conversations once again and creating waves of uncertainty in almost every industry. I am often asked by our European TENESO Europe SE partners, “What’s going to happen and by when?” As if I would know eh! But I have recently received a government backed press release that explains their position on the matter which…

ISO 14001 – 2015

One of the world’s most popular standards for environmental management has been revised, with key improvements that make it fit for the future. Key improvements in the new version include: A greater commitment from leadership An increased alignment with strategic direction Greater protection for the environment, with a focus on proactive initiatives More effective communication, driven…

Depot expansion in Tamworth

When I turn the clock back Bishopsgate had always provided a seamless nationwide delivery model but from only three operating bases in Slough, Warrington, and Glasgow. While we could always service outlying areas, and I hope that our customer’s perception was like a swan travelling serenely cross the water, underneath we were frantically battling the…

Mandy and Tina reach the 10 years milestone

Following a contract win in late 2008 Bishopsgate were fortunate enough to find an ideal warehouse facility in Royal Wootton Bassett. It wasn’t Royal then, but just around the corner from Swindon in Wiltshire. Whilst I was rushing around the country trying to manage existing customers, deliver product to customers, and generally chase myself up blind…

Brexit News

We all know that there is real uncertainty about what might or might not happen after Brexit. We all follow the news and this article will probably be out of date this time next week. We do know that it is going to change the European trading landscape and particularly for our clients who ask…

Eircode is Ireland’s SMART post code system

Eircode, Ireland’s postcode system was launched in July 2015 and enables people and businesses to find every unique address in Ireland. How does Eircode work? An Eircode is seven character alpha-numeric code made up of two parts. Routing Key: The first part (a Routing Key) consists of three characters and defines a principal post town span…

Important changes to CSCS Card Scheme

Earlier this year CSCS decided to discontinue the white Construction Related Occupation card. In order to minimise any potential disruption on site and having sought advice Bishopsgate decided to invest and carry the  yellow Construction Site Visitor card. CSCS has now announced plans to withdraw the yellow Construction Site Visitor card and will stop issuing them from…

Bishopsgate Summer 2018 European Schedule

Its that time of year again that our European partners enjoy their summer holidays. Most of our line haul schedules will remain the same but there are certain restrictions on certain routes across many of our geographic locations. Trying to find a truck in Italy in summer can be a real challenge as Italy shuts down. Please…