Shared Success © is one of our core values at diamond logistics. With that in mind in these unusual times, we would like to show our support for some of the many clients and suppliers that we work closely with & highly recommend. Today we showcase Hertfordshire-based Laura Moxham and her specialist Google Ads agency YBA PPC.
Stay One Step Ahead To Succeed
I’m not even saying the viruses name now. I am completely C------ed out now. Enough, right? It’s even worse when marketers are using the C word in their email headers – thinking that makes compulsive reading – where as I am sticking those emails straight into my trash file.
diamond is proud to support our front line workers by continuing to deliver. Nationwide we have been selected to support delivery of vital supplies to NHS staff, care workers, and primary care providers from seven of our UK fulfilment centres and supporting the logistics behind the testing, engaging multiple network partners around the UK.
Business can’t stop here at diamond as we continue to respond to the national need for logistics services and continue to support new courier companies wanting to help.
So this is the first document I’ve actually dictated. A new skill I’ve learned since we’ve been on lockdown because frankly my fingers are tired from texting all the people I’ve been doing, staying in contact with remotely!
If your ecommerce business relies on Amazon FBA services, you will no doubt be aware that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you are currently unable to inject any new stock until the 5th of April 2020 at the very earliest, unless your products fall under the 6 categories that are deemed essential. Those categories are:
To reassure our clients and network partners on continuity of service here’s what steps diamond has taken to ensure we can still fulfil and deliver.
Kate Lester represented the express delivery industry as member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Road Freight and Logistics (Chaired by Sir Mike Pennings MP) on the 21st of October 2019 with the group will be presenting the APPG report into the skills shortage, delegation led by RHA Chairman Richard Burnett.
diamond’s contribution to the report included;
• Creating inclusive career paths of which driving can be a life time career for those who choose it or part of the first steps on a long term journey through the exciting world of logistics including support for training such as the Express Delivery Degree and Apprenticeship programme supported by the IoC
• An industry led promotion of an EDI policy which encourages recruitment from other sectors of society
• Improvement of condition to include flexible working, good healthcare and conditions and support in health, mental and physical, to put the ambassadors of our companies (which is what our mighty drivers are) at the forefront of our client experience, not an afterthought.
The RHA manifesto is calling for the 60 000 driver shortage to be addresses by looking very practically at the issue - broadly summed up in addressing driver conditions – good food, better rest stops, security, healthcare and adequate facilities – as well as extension of the Apprenticeship Scheme.
Mike Ponsonby – an owner as well as CPC trainer – asked for a very simple but incredibly effective three point solution- better toilet facilities, better parking and the ban of periods of availability and Nick Bithnell of Knights of Old asked for the Apprenticeship scheme to be extended to included C + E qualifications to encourage take up.