Consignment Barcode Scanning

It wasn’t so long ago that faxes were the next best thing in all things called ‘communication’. We used to receive our orders by fax and send across POD’s the following day when the drivers got back from their runs. We had to be at the forefront of technology way back then and this pressure…

Recycling Update!

You may remember a year ago in May 2013 we published a story focused on the ingenious ways some of us and our local neighbours had re used the waste wood packaging which had been removed following some our specialist two man deliveries and installations. Refer back to see the Cycle Shop (Velolife near Maidenhead),…

Home from Home in Glasgow

Bishopsgate used to occupy a small warehouse in Nurseries Road, Baillieston, Glasgow but moved out 5 years ago. One of the first decisions made when the Allport and Bishopsgate businesses merged was to welcome the Bishopsgate team from ‘the other side’ of Glasgow to come back and join their new colleagues in the Allport facility at Units 27/28 Nurseries Road, Baillieston…

The Fact of The Day

Here at Bishopsgate we have some fantastic road crew who work hard delivering the product to your customers. It is important to us in the office that we keep in contact with the road crews to receive on site Proof of Deliveries and updates throughout the working day. The POD’s can be seen on the…

Vending Taken to New Heights

Vending Machines are used throughout modern day life so much so they are just taken for granted and now probably go almost unnoticed unless you are thirsty or hungry! Historically it is thought that early machines existed that could have been described as vending machines but the modern machines did not come into wider use…

Delivering alongside Nelson on Trafalgar Square

One of our experienced London based porters, Lee Simmons, recently suffered a motorcycle accident which left him unable to carry out his usual duties as a Bishopsgate road crew member.  Bishopsgate recognise the skill involved in carrying out our deliveries and the wealth of experience that Lee has, having been with us since 10 December…

Asbestos

Asbestos Training at Bishopsgate

Bishopsgate, have introduced a two tier training programme to increase crew’s awareness of the dangers of asbestosis. Asbestos is a silent killer. It is made up of six naturally occurring silicate minerals and is known for its amazing sound absorption and fire resistant properties. The word Asbestos is from Greek meaning ‘unquenchable / inextinguishable’. Asbestos…

Travelling to Sweden in a 3.5t vehicle?

Our TENESO Europe SE partner in Sweden, MTAB, has alerted us to a new law regarding winter tyres in Sweden that took effect on the 1st January 2013. If you are using a UK courier to deliver into Sweden in a Luton or a Transit van then this new requirement may affect you. We understand that …

Is that the only way into the basement?

We were recently asked to deliver 4 x 250kg 4-drawer fire proof filing cabinets into the basement of an Edwardian office building. But the only way to get these cabinets into the basement was through a trap door from the hallway entrance. Armed with a site survey, the crew arrived with a stair robot, aluminium…

Bishopsgate’s Frozen Planet Employee

When one of the team asks to broaden his education and experience by taking a 6 month sabbatical abroad, initiatives such as this are always well received and where possible supported. But it is pretty rare that that opportunity is to work in the Antarctic to support the British Antarctic Survey Team! In the UK,…