Palletforce member Debach is a finalist in industry awards
PALLETFORCE member Debach is in the running for a national industry award after undergoing a major rebrand.
Debach, which is based in Ipswich, has been shortlisted in the Motor Transport Awards for the Livery of the Year category.
Earlier this year Debach, which is a member of Palletforce – the UK and Europe's leading palletised distribution network – underwent a transformation of its branding, including logo, website, livery and uniform.
"We are delighted with the new look of our branding and so proud that it has been selected for such a prestigious award," said Bee Kemball, Managing Director of Debach.
"Our rebranding has given staff a fresh boost and is reaping commercial benefits as we have seen enquiries from existing customers and new customers who have seen the vehicles in the new livery and been impressed."
Since it was launched in 1976 by Bee's father Bill Kemball, Debach has grown to provide third-party logistics services to many sectors of UK manufacturers, retailers and importers.
Palletforce member Ge-Be Transport director raises £3,450 for charity
Ge-Be Transport's Operations Director Jason Green has raised £3,450 for charity in memory of a friend.
Jason, a director at Palletforce founder member Ge-Be Transport, walked 105 miles over four days to raise the cash for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
His mammoth challenge – which equates to an average of a marathon a day – was in memory of his friend Paul Collins, who died in 2011, six years after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
"This was a tough challenge for me but I really enjoyed it and did better than I expected," said Jason Green, 48, of King's Lynn.
"It has been my aim since Paul passed away to do something in memory of him and I am so pleased that I have fulfilled that goal and raised so much money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
"I am grateful to everyone who supported me and donated money to the cause, I couldn't have done it without their backing."
Jason walked from Ge-Be Transport's depot in King's Lynn to the Palletforce Hub in Burton-upon-Trent – and he even had some company for the final steps as Palletforce's Chief Executive Michael Conroy and Financial Director Neil Carpenter joined him for the last five miles.
He set off on Saturday, May 4 and arrived on Tuesday, May 7 – two-and-a-half hours earlier than expected.
"It was fantastic to see Jason arrive at our Hub and we made sure he got a hero's welcome for his superb effort," said Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce.
"He has raised a fantastic amount of money for a cause that is very close to his heart and we are all proud of what he has achieved."
Jason gave his feet a rest following the four-day walk and travelled back to King's Lynn with one of his company's trucks as they make daily deliveries and collections from the central Hub.
Palletforce leads the way with fourth gold RoSPA
PALLETFORCE has become the only pallet network to have been awarded the gold RoSPA award for the fourth consecutive year.
Michael Parker, CBE, RoSPA Trustee
presenting the award to Ryan Birchnall
The UK and Europe's leading palletised distribution network received the award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its approach to health and safety.
Palletforce, which has 100 depots strategically located throughout the UK and linked to a 400,000 sq ft central Hub in the Midlands, has won the gold RoSPA award every year since 2010.
"Once again Palletforce is leading from the front with an unrivalled approach to health and safety and quality standards," said Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce.
"To have achieved this award for the past four years in a row is a phenomenal achievement and is the result of staff working together to keep Palletforce at the forefront of industry.
"Every night thousands of pallets pass through our Hub and an excellent health and safety record is key to ensuring the smooth flow of operations."
Health and safety is paramount throughout Palletforce's operations and the next generation of professionals is also being trained in its importance through the network's Fork Lift Truck Driving Academy where the subject is given top priority.