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APC Overnight wears pink to raise money for breast cancer research

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Today (21st October 2016), over 500 employees at APC Overnight have been showing their support for women and men affected by breast cancer through a programme of charity activity at the company’s head office, which saw them all dressed in pink.

As well as supporting the Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear It Pink’ campaign, colleagues based at the head office in Cannock have also been getting creative in raising as much money as possible for the charity. The UK’s largest independent courier has even introduced their own ‘Big Pink Parcel’ competition. Employees will purchase tickets to guess what time the parcel will get scanned in the sortation system, with the winner receiving a gift voucher. After the competition, the parcel – filled with pink gifts and treats – will continue on the sortation system, eventually being delivered to the Breast Cancer Now head office in London.

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APC Overnight celebrates five award wins at the National Courier Awards

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APC Overnight has won five awards at the 2016 National Courier Awards, with seven of its 115 depots recognised for industry excellence:

  • Steve Wiley (APC Manchester Ltd) won the 2016 National Courier Contract Site Award
  • Gary Brewer (Parcel Express Overnight) won the 2016 Four Wheels Award
  • Ellie Moys (Point 2 Point) won the 2016 National Courier Office Award
  • Andrew Currie (Rush Couriers) won the 2016 Military to Civilian Award
  • Swift Despatch won the 2016 Corporate Safety Award
  • Elaine Harries (Action Express) shortlisted for the 2016 National Courier Office Award
  • Michael Thompson (Classic Carriers Ltd) shortlisted for the 2016 National Courier Contract Site Award

The 2016 National Courier Award winners were announced on Wednesday evening in London, at the 20th Annual Awards Ceremony by the Institute of Couriers. The National Courier Awards celebrated excellence across a wide range of courier services.

The 2016 National Courier Contract Site Award was presented to Steve Wiley and acknowledged his dedication to customer service at APC Manchester Ltd. His steadfast commitment to helping his colleagues was cited as invaluable to the Manchester depot.

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(From APC) A local courier firm is looking to make arranging next day deliveries easier than ever following the opening of a new drop-in centre earlier this month.

Poole-based Roadlink Logistics, part of the APC Overnight network, is the only privately owned courier company in the local area able to provide nationwide next day deliveries to customers walking in off the street.

The company makes on average 16,000 deliveries per month in the local area and receives over 600 parcels from local individuals and businesses for nationwide delivery every day.

The decision to open a new fast-track drop-in centre followed a 250 per cent increase in demand for over the counter delivery requests during 2013.

Andy Trim, Depot Principal at Roadlink Logistics, commented: “We know just how important on time delivery services are to customers, particularly when sending packages overnight, so were keen to make it as quick and hassle free as possible.“

“Whether sending a package to a friend in Frome or a cousin in Cardiff, local residents can pay us a visit, and ensure their delivery arrives at its destination on time.“

APC Overnight is the UK’s largest independent parcel company, with 115 depots across the country.

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An Easter campaign run by APC Overnight at its Cannock headquarters has led to a sizable donation of arts and crafts materials to a local children’s hospice.

Staff at APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel distribution firm, donated a variety of craft items, puzzles and educational workbooks over the Easter period to provide fun activities for the children and families cared supported by the charity’s Hospice at Home service.

Acorns has a team of experienced, specially trained nurses and healthcare assistants who provide respite care to children within their own home. They are currently supporting 26 families in the local community, each of whom will receive some of the materials donated by APC Overnight staff.

Tara Barnes, Head of Sales & Marketing at APC Overnight, said: “Acorns supports children and their families across the Midlands who are in need of care and support and we are always delighted to be able to donate to such a fantastic cause. It was great to see so many of our staff show their generosity over the Easter period and we will certainly continue to support the great work of Acorns’ Hospice at Home scheme at every opportunity.“

Charlotte Anson of Acorns, added: “We support our children and families in many different ways but this is only possible with the backing of local businesses and the community. Donations, both cash and gifts, are vital in enabling us to run our services, including Hospice at Home. With 26 families to support, we have no doubts these items will be put to very good use.“

“On behalf of the children, families and staff at Acorns, I’d like to say a thank you to APC Overnight for once again providing us with such wonderful support.“

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A new delivery service, based in Frome is set to give local residents and businesses better access to next day deliveries.

Bath Logistics, part of the Carn Logistics group, took over the role of being the APC Overnight depot for the BA postcode earlier this month.

18 staff and 15 delivery vehicles will provide collection and delivery throughout the county, marking a significant expansion in next day courier services in Somerset.

The company has already invested over £10,000 in state of the art IT and phone infrastructure, as well as new vans, to provide the best possible service to customers. A further three new delivery vehicles will also be added to the fleet in the New Year.

Bath Logistics is part of the Carn Logistics group and was chosen by APC Overnight to cover the BA postcode area following the company’s successful management of the TR postcode in Cornwall, which has seen the South West business expand by 500 per cent in just five years whilst maintaining fantastic customer service levels and a strong record of on-time deliveries.

Alan Cooper, Managing Director of Carn Logistics, said:“Carn Logistics has been founded on the basis of providing the best possible next day delivery service for customers. 600 Cornish businesses rely on us to deliver their goods across the UK every year. We’re looking forward to providing the same exceptional levels of customer services for businesses based in the BA postcode.

Carn Logistics was founded in 2009 and joined the UK’s largest independent next day delivery network, APC Overnight, in the same year.

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A local parcel firm received an unusual parcel request as one of their drivers collected the Olympic torch from Loughborough University.

Parcelrite Ltd, part of the APC Overnight network were asked to collect the 64-year old torch from the university’s Flames Lighting the Way offices and transport it through APC Overnight’s national sortation centre to Dundee, where it featured in a recreation of the 1948 torch relay, involving schools across the UK.

The torch, which is valued at £5,000, was collected by local driver Dave Sanders on behalf of APC Overnight – the UK’s largest overnight parcel delivery company.

Julie Strong, depot principal for Parcelrite Ltd, said: “We were delighted and honoured to collect the 1948 Olympic Torch for Dundee City Council. With Olympic Torch fever sweeping the nation, it was good to be part of a relay of our very own! This kind of job shows just how effective APC’s Overnight service is – our network pulls together to guarantee top quality service, even for precious cargo like this.”

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APC Overnight made an extra special delivery earlier this month when it presented a local children’s hospice with a cheque for £5,000.

Tara Barnes, Head of Sales and Marketing, gave the cheque to Sally Insley, Community Fundraising Manager for Acorns in the Black Country at its Walstead Road hospice.

The money was raised during APC Overnight’s recent all depot meeting, which saw representatives from the company’s 115 depots throughout the UK and Ireland visiting the Midlands to find out more about its new state-of-the-art national sortation centre in Cannock Staffordshire.

The £5,000 will be used to help provide palliative care to the 2,000 plus children in the region living with life limiting or threatening conditions, and support for their families.

Speaking about the donation Sally said:“We’ve been working with APC Overnight for a number of years now and they have so far raised in excess of £14,000. We rely largely on voluntary income to keep our hospices running, so when local companies like APC Overnight decide to partner with us it makes a huge difference.

“We’d like to thank APC Overnight and all of its depots across the UK and Ireland who made this donation possible..

Tara said: “Acorns does fantastic work for children and families throughout the Black Country and we’re proud to have them as our charity partner. We’re looking forward to raising even more money for the hospice in the future.. 

To Find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk

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INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY…world class service

Wherever in the world you need delivery, APC Overnight can take care of it for you. Our international network extends throughout Europe, the United States, Australia and beyond – with everything booked via your local APC depot. You’ll benefit from dealing with people you know – and it’s convenient too, as your internationals can be collected along with your UK overnights.

Most time-sensitive international shipments travel by air – but we will always calculate the quickest, safest and most economical method for your particular requirements. For some European destinations, road transportation works out quicker – and our experienced team can offer you the options. You can benefit too from our knowledge of rules and regs for particular countries – just ask your local depot for help!

If you’ve already got an account with an APC Overnight depot, you can start sending international shipments right away. Call your local APC depot for current tariffs and advice.

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DELIVERY TO EUROPE…by air or by road

For consigments to Europe we can offer you a range of options to suit your delivery schedule and the location of your recipient. The most urgent parcels will of course be sent via our International Air services, but for larger or less time-sensitive deliveries the APC EuroConnect road service will fit the bill. The service is a partnership between APC Overnight and Geodis Calberson – one of the biggest operators into Europe – giving us unrivalled reach and reliability.

  • Economical and reliable service
  • Established, tried-and-tested network offers you excellent reach into Europe
  • Two-day door-to-door delivery to key European cities including Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin
  • We can offer you later cut-off times because European traffic can be collected along with your regular UK overnights
  • Up to 50 kilos per item
  • Multi-part or single parcel consignments
  • Local UK service, Europe-wide delivery network
  • Book via your regular APC Overnight account
  • APC EuroConnect parcels will be taken care of by your local APC Overnight depot
  • Book all your delivery requirements together – UK, European and International

APC EuroConnect

Our road service to Europe offers you reliable economical delivery for heavier or less time-sensitive consignments. Just roll over the map to see the services available to each region.

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DELIVERY TO IRELAND…by air or by road

Now you can send goods to Ireland via APC Overnight’s dedicated Irish services, with a choice of delivery options. We’re seeing a steady growth in demand for these services as people enjoy the levels of service and reliability they’ve come to expect from APC Overnight.

Urgent Next Day Deliveries By Air

Urgent parcels and packages can be delivered to your customers as early as 9am in Belfast City Centre, before 10 am in other BT postcodes and by 12 in Dublin City areas 1-24. Our by-air service is designed for smaller packages – for example our 1kg APC MailPacks and 5kg APC CourierPacks – although urgent parcels weighing up to 30kg can be carried.

Save Up To 45% On Less Time Sensitive Packages By Road

For larger, bulkier or less time-sensitive consignments, we can offer you our road service – generally a 3-day delivery schedule to most destinations in both NI or Eire – at savings of up to 45% on the priority air services. Companies particularly appreciate this option for regular, predictable consignments such as stock replenishment where deliveries run to a set schedule, though it is of course convenient for anyone sending larger or heavier parcels, whether multi-part consignments or one-offs.

Our services to Ireland are run though dedicated APC Overnight depots, based in Belfast and Dublin, so the high standards of service are exactly the same as you enjoy anywhere in our network. Contact your local APC depot for full details and a quote.

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