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RHA Reception at Westminster Oct 2019

October 25, 2019


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Bristol wins Network Partner of the Year for the Second Time

October 24, 2019

This year saw the sixth Annual diamond Awards – and the big prize is Network Partner of the Year. This time – for the second time – it goes to Bristol – led by wife and husband team Amanda and Daren Watkins Smith. Mandy shares with us how the team felt about this second accolade to their award winning service centre.

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diamond AGM

October 15, 2019

It’s been a few days since this year’s diamond AGM and we are still laughing about the team building exercises and the fun we had during the day and late into the night.

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Social Responsibility at diamond

October 2, 2019

‘Business has a responsibility higher than profit. It’s a contributor to society – local, nationally, internationally. When we say Shared Success © at diamond we mean it'. Kate Lester, founder and CEO.

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We can save you from a Christmas nightmare

September 11, 2019


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diamond logistics named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

August 21, 2019

diamondlogistics has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards, one of world’s largest and longest running business competitions.

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Client Survey Results

August 14, 2019

The results of our 2019 client survey are in – and the most telling part of it is that we have a whopping 54% of them who prefer chocolate to tea or wine! We send a little thank you to all participants who fill in a survey and the results are clear. The days of diamonds client being drinkers are over! It’s a diamond first.

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All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the Logistics Skills Shortage

July 24, 2019

Last week I represented the Courier industry at the ‘APPG for Road Freight and Logistics, Skills Shortage Inquiry’ hosted by Sir Mike Penning MP. Yawn I hear you say – but it really isn’t! There is a mounting crisis in logistics in terms of driver recruitment, with a 60,000 shortfall, operating in a sector that doesn’t always attract the best talent. Logistics is the lifeblood of UK industry and it is a growing crisis meeting the ever increasing demand, particularly with the growing need to scale to support online fulfilment.

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Earn and Learn - GREAT employment opportunities in Logistics

July 11, 2019

I was proud to represent the Logistics Industry at last nights Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy – Three Years of Progress event at Transport for London on Wednesday July 10th.  It is promoting and celebrating Apprenticeships in our industry and is forging a new pathway that makes young people consider what is actually a vibrant, fast pace and interesting career.

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How to solve the recruitment crisis in Logistics

July 2, 2019

Logistics is facing a recruitment crisis. In 2017 77% of haulage firms struggled to fill vacancies and 2018 saw a 45% increase in vacancies as logistics businesses struggle to recruit the right team. (Source: Monster UK)

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