Warm Alphorn welcome from Xerox in Switzerland

The TENESO Europe SE team were welcomed to Switzerland at their recent Sales & Operations Meeting by Christoph Schweizer, XEROX’s Logistics Manager for Switzerland As Marco Marmo, pictured, became CEO of POLYSYS back in 1st January 2018, Christoph passed on his congratulations having worked with him for many years and passed him a congratulation card,…

Roads Closed on Sundays in Edinburgh

Roads in the centre of Edinburgh were closed to traffic for the first time on Sunday May 5th 2019 as the city joined the Open Streets movement to reduce air pollution. Cities around the world have temporarily opened streets to people by closing them to cars, vans and other motorised vehicles on a regular basis.…

One down, two to go

It was a cold but clear Saturday morning when Andy Penfold, one of Bishopsgate’s Customer Service’s team, drove the Bishopsgate people carrier to collect Nick and Tim along with their bikes and kit. Having rendezvoused at 6 AM they drove to Kempton Race Course in London for the 0730 hrs start of the British Heart…

Vienna Marathon – We made it

But it was tough. Bernd Breugem, TENESO Austria’s MD was Team Captain and with ruthless Germanic efficiency (But Bernd is from Holland, Ed) he organised and starred in our Marathon relay team alongside Christoph Ludin from Germany, Eric de la Rochebrochard from France and our very own John Winter who represented GB. Karl Koeberl was also…

Let’s go to the Fun Fair

George Scarrott in his younger days The Fun Fair at Wootton Bassett has been presented by Mr George Scarrott since the very first Wootton Bassett Carnival. During the crucial first years, his advice and long standing experience as a travelling showman were of great assistance in making the Carnival the success it has become. It…

CCTV Vehicle Camera Systems

Following a successful trial, Bishopsgate have invested in CCTV Vehicle Camera Systems for its London fleet “I guess I have always wanted to install CCTV cameras in our trucks” said Tim Bloch, Bishopsgate’s MD. As long ago as the late eighties I saw the benefits creating “homemade” training videos with my camcorder. Then following an…

Brexit: Plan for the worst, hope for the best

I went to a very illuminating and interesting seminar held by one of our International line haul partners. What is clear to me is that the business community has certainly not underestimated the size of the task that faces us. But there will be subtle changes and differences that we have just not thought about…

Brexit, EORI numbers and Ireland

With the clock ticking ever closer towards March 29th the likelihood of a no deal scenario remains high. Whatever deal is brokered between the UK and the EU it is likely that there will be some form of regulatory requirement to import and export goods to and from Ireland. While some clients have been actively working on…

Bishopsgate continue to support Transaid

Bishopsgate are very proud to support Transaid again this year as it has done for many years. Bishopsgate joins many leading UK logistics companies in this support, and I wanted to spread the word of the great work done by Transaid, now in its 21st year. Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of…

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…