Safe Removal

We are often asked, “Can Bishopsgate collect a safe from our offices and ethically dispose of it for us?” The answer is of course “YES” and it remains, I believe, a task that should only be carried out by specialists who have the necessary training, experience and manual handling equipment to achieve it. I am…

Thriving on Chaos

Rarely has the political or commercial environment been more uncertain or unpredictable than it is now, with Brexit, trade wars and sanctions only some of the many issues causing havoc in today’s markets. So, what better time to be at London International Shipping Week 2019, where the thousands of visiting attendees will descend upon London…

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…