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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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