The trade association that represents companies responsible for handling much of the UK’s visible trade is warning that a severe shortage of HGV drivers could wreak havoc with deliveries in the lead up to the Christmas peak.
The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, head of the Association of Town & City Management, as its next chief executive.
The associations, which became affiliated in 2011, will again become independent next year. The groups say the move will allow them to focus on their core strengths.
Inadequate information, reticence to share project details and fundamental differences between commercial needs, were all highlighted as barriers to the successful organisation of association events in the UK during a panel-led debate organised by The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre recently.
In an industry whose success lies on reputation, reputation, reputation, there’s no place for complacency. Efficient and engaging employees, high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, adherence to the law and excellent customer service; these are the basics of any successful hospitality or tourist business.
Kelly Baker, the new president of the UK chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES), has vowed to increase membership during her year at the helm.Details
Royal Mail Group has selected the Stroke Association as its new charity partner for the next two years. It aims to raise at least £2 million for the charity over the next year.
FSB says Local Enterprise Partnerships must engage more with small businessesDetails