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9 November, 2016

US retail giants take East Midlands Logistics space

US retail giants take East Midlands Logistics space
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Two US online retail giants have leased more than 550,000 sq ft in Lutterworth and Daventry. Amazon has taken 297,111 sq ft at Daventry Distribution Centre while Wayfair, an online furniture retailer, will occupy 258,503 sq ft at Magna Park in Lutterworth. Amazon first revealed plans to open a Daventry fulfilment centre in October and
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9 November, 2016

400 jobs at risk at Merthyr meat processing facility

400 jobs at risk at Merthyr meat processing facility
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About 400 Jobs are at risk at 2 Sisters’ meat processing site in Merthyr Tydfil as part of plans to move the company’s retail packing department from south Wales. The group said it was consulting with staff about the viability the operation as part of a wider strategic review. Its wider St Merryn foods business
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9 November, 2016

Clipper agrees John Lewis joint venture

Clipper agrees John Lewis joint venture
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Clipper Logistics has entered into an agreement with John Lewis to establish a joint venture company, expanding its Click & Collect services to address the rapidly growing online marketplace. The Leeds business said it had identified a need for a dedicated next-day delivery service into high street stores, and this will be provided by the
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9 November, 2016

Choc Nibbles come to UK high streets

Choc Nibbles come to UK high streets
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Confectionery manufacturer Sweetdreams, which is behind the Choc Nibbles brand, has secured two major contracts in a move which will bring its products to UK high streets. Northumberland-manufactured Choc Nibbles are now being sold in B&M Stores and branches of Iceland, as well as a select number of Poundland and Poundworld stores. The contract wins
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9 November, 2016

Penketh Group on track for record-breaking year

Penketh Group on track for record-breaking year
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Penketh Group is on track to achieve a record-breaking performance as it celebrates 40 years in business, the Wirral-headquartered business supplies company has revealed. The 80-strong group is on course to post a turnover of £11.3m in 2016, up from £10m in 2015. Penketh Group has been based in Bromborough since 1988 and also has
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9 November, 2016

gap personnel receives REC Audited Status until 2018

gap personnel receives REC Audited Status until 2018
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gap personnel are pleased to announce that they have successfully been awarded REC Audited Status following the REC member bi-annual audit, achieving a fantastic score of 98% in the online audit diagnostic. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is recognised as the largest trade body within the UK recruitment industry. Focused on establishing high standards
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9 November, 2016

Driving Force receives Armed Forced Covenant Bronze Award

Driving Force receives Armed Forced Covenant Bronze Award
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We are delighted to announce that Driving Force have now received the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. This award is given to organisations who are seen to support members of the armed force community (serving, reservist, spouse or those who are injured or sick). The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation
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9 November, 2016

Restrictive covenants: would a “non-compete” clause have kept Mary Berry on the Bake Off?

Restrictive covenants: would a “non-compete” clause have kept Mary Berry on the Bake Off?
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The Government is considering a ban on restrictive covenants, but would this open the door to more poaching of staff? Daniel Pollard and Natasha Adom from GQ Employment Law LLP give the case for and against. Earlier this year, the Government announced a call for evidence on whether or not restrictive covenants (or “non-competes”) should
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9 November, 2016

gap personnel Management Development Programme Class of 2016

gap personnel Management Development Programme Class of 2016
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gap personnel have a clear vision around the internal promotion of our team in order for them to develop their skills and career. In fact, a large proportion of our Senior Management Team within the business have been through the Management Development Programme. For the fifth year running we have run our Management Development Programme
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