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News & Events

This section covers latest news & events for BFFF and the industry and also the Federation’s commercial activities and events such as the Dinner Dance and Annual Luncheon as well as highlighting important dates for your diary.

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XPO Logistics Expands Use of Intelligent Robotics in the UK Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season  XPO Logistics, the largest outsourced e-commerce fulfillment provider in Europe, has increased its use of intelligent robotics in the UK in anticipation of holiday retail volumes. The robots work alongside XPO’s employees to help manage inventory for distribution during the […]

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Steve Strong to head up MFS’s growing Parts business As part of its planned sales expansion programme, leading commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions has announced the arrival of temperature-controlled industry specialist Steve Strong in the position of Parts Sales Manager at the Cambridge based company. In his new role at MFS, Steve is now […]

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GMS CEO Neil wins Transformation Leader at West Midlands Leadership Awards GMS Group of Companies CEO Neil Male is announced as Transformational Leader at the 2019 West Midlands Leadership Awards.  Shining the spotlight on the region’s established and emerging leaders, the West Midlands Leadership Awards were created last year to recognise the importance of leadership […]

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New head of operations appointed at Reed Boardall Yorkshire-based temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall has appointed Patrick Haslam as head of operations in its cold store division. Patrick joins from Wensleydale Dairy Products where he spent almost three years as supply chain manager, responsible for purchasing, scheduling, logistics outbound, procurement and stores.  […]

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Businessman’s South Pole Charity Challenge Businessman Dean Attwell is getting ready to undertake the second biggest charity challenge of his life, to reach the South Pole. Dean, the Group Chief Executive of Oakland International, is self-funding his polar expedition to ensure that all money raised will go directly to support children’s charity Molly Olly’s Wishes. […]

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Anaerobic digestion trade association publishes wish list for General Election manifestos  As the UK prepares for a December General Election, the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to national party leaders setting out a list of policies for the new government to embrace. In her letter, ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton emphasises […]