Professional View on 750kg Tail Lift restriction

“Manual Handling is one of the primary contributors to work place injury.

1000kg is an excessive weight for an individual to be expected to handle manually and safely, the physical challenge of such a weight can be distracting to the individual from other critical task related risk assessments.  There are many potential hazards when making a tail lift delivery – a reduction in weight is a positive action to reduce risk of injury.

I am proud to be part of a business where health and safety is prioritised ahead of the potential practical difficulty in implementing such a bold measure.

Ken Bell – Palletline Health & Safety Manager

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Palletline long serving team member celebrates 10 years

Here at Palletline, we rely on our quality, loyal and hardworking staff to ensure our continued success. As such, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our long serving Customer Service Administrator, Sarah Gardner who is celebrating 10 years with Palletline.

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Chris Parsons, general manager, Palletline London said: “I would like to congratulate Sarah on her 10 year service award with Palletline London.   She has been a dependable, professional and conscientious worker throughout her time with Palletline London and her work overseeing the invoicing process is commendable.

“Sarah is a fantastic member of staff who always goes above and beyond to do her best and we would genuinely like to thank her for all of her    hard-work and commitment over the past decade.”

The network would also like to reiterate it’s thanks to all employees for their continued commitment to making Palletline the best network!

Palletline members Bake a Difference for NCCA UK

This week, Palletline and its members companies have been baking to raise money for the company’s nominated charity, Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance (NCCA UK).

Palletline’s central hub in Birmingham and members ABE and Miniclipper took part in the ‘Bake a Difference’ event. In total £555 was raised including £56 raised by ABE and £258 raised by Miniclipper.

In 2014, Palletline raised over £10,000 for the charity which helps children suffering from the rare disease access potentially life-saving treatment, supports research and works to introduce existing internationally available treatments to the UK.

The ‘Bake a Difference’ is the first of many events set to take place in 2015 – watch this space for any news on upcoming events which you may be interested in getting involved with.

To find out any more information about NCCA UK, visit the website –


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Thanks for the hard work!

Here at Palletline we believe that our fantastic staff are the foundation of our business – particularly those team members that have given many years dedicated service to the network!

We would therefore like to thank the following employees for their long standing service and continued commitment to Palletline – keep trucking team!


Paul Lackey – Fork Lift Truck Operative,
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Robert O’Neill – Fork Lift Truck Operative,
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Barbara Gasior – Cleaner, Palletline London, 10 years


Paul Waltham – Fork Lift Truck Operative, PLC, 10 years


Annette O’Connor – Operations Administrator, PLC, 15 years


Martyn Dowling – Section Leader, PLC, 15 years

Gary Manders – Fork Lift Truck Operative, PLC, 15 years

Steven Sutton – Fork Lift Truck Operative, PLC, 15 years

Thanks must also be extended to all of our employees for their hard work which has seen the network handling the more volumes than ever before while continuing to improve services.

Palletline delivers aid for Sierra Leone Ebola crisis

We are extremely pleased to announce that three Palletline members have gone the extra mile and played a huge part in helping in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa.Children recieving aid

Welch’s Transport, Masters Logistical Services and Immediate Transportation Company Ltd collected 13 pallets from Cambridgeshire and kindly delivered them free of charge to Heathrow Airport for their onward flight to Sierra Leone with children’s charity Scotia Aid.

More than 850 people have already died from the virus in Sierra Leone. There is currently no known cure or treatment and there are

currently 50 new cases being diagnosed each day. Scotia Aid launched an emergency appeal to raise funds for education and research into vaccinations and treatment.

Scotia Aid project manager Andrew Wood said: “We were extremely grateful that Palletline members have delivered five tonnes of aid which will be going directly to the Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.”

“The people in Western Africa need all the aid they can possibly get. Not only are they living with the Ebola outbreak crisis in Sierra Leone but due to areas of the country being quarantined people are now at risk of starving due to a food shortage which has led to a 500% rise in food prices.”

To get in touch with Scotia Aid and make a donation, please contact via email at or call 01698 740041.

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Palletline clubs together for Corporate Golf Day

Staff, members, suppliers and customers of Palletline clubbed together and had a fantastic day of corporate hospitality at our Sixth Annual Golf Day, which was held at Moor Hall Golf Club.

The event was a lot of fun with competitions coming one after another. Participants had their eyes firmly fixed on an array of fantastic prizes including a BMW 1 series DM sport for a hole in one at the 11th hole.

List of winners by competition:

Nearest the Pin: Andy Fennemore – Gregory Distribution Ltd

Longest Drive:  Steve Gerrard – Still Materials Handling Ltd

Best Individual:  Gareth Hall – Alan R Jones & Sons Ltd

Yellow Ball Competition:  Alan R Jones & Sons Ltd

Best Team:  HMT (Groupage) Ltd

Wooden Spoon:  John Myers – Potter Logistics

As well as offering a fantastic day out, great team bonding and many a laugh – attendants chipped in to raise an impressive £1,500 for our partner charity Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK (NCCA UK).

NCCA UK works to help children access potentially life-saving treatment and support parents by sharing the latest information and providing access to other parents who want to share their knowledge and experiences. To donate to the charity please click here.

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Palletline zips up funding for NCCA

Palletline and member company staff rolled up their sleeves and put their nerves to the test when they completed a fun and challenging day at Zip World Snowdonia to raise funds for nominated charity, Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance (NCCA UK).

In total 6 dedicated workers from Palletline, including day and night shift workers, and member companies Expect Distribution and CS Ellis completed Zip World Velocity which is the longest in Europe and the fastest he world.

NCCA UK helps children access potentially life-saving treatment, supports research and works to introduce existing internationally available treatments to the UK. It also supports parents by sharing the latest information and providing access to other parents who want to share their knowledge and experiences.

Palletline would like to thank Paddy Cahill, Gary Manders, Mark Ingram, Maria Holmes-Keeling, Mark Dunnefrom Expect Distribution and Viki Linnitt from CS Ellis on this fantastic team effort.

The team is aiming to raise £3,000 and is urging people to get donating so they can hit their target and help in the fight against childhood neuroblastoma.

Staff, network members and clients wishing to lend their support to the effort can do so by  clicking here where their donation will go straight to NCCA UK.
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Palletline Member Scoops Young Employee Award


Lily at work  3We are delighted to announce that Lily Arnold from Croydon-based Palletline member PF Whitehead Transport scooped ‘Young Employee of the Year’ at this year’s UKWA Awards.

Lily first joined the firm as an apprentice at the age of 16. Now three years on, she works as client liaison and junior account manager for warehouse clients and assists with the running of PF Whitehead’s Palletline desk.

Palletline sales and marketing director Martin Rantle said: “This award acknowledges Lily’s hard work and conveys how much of an asset she is to PF Whitehead. I would like to congratulate Lily on her success on behalf of the network and wish her all the best for the future.”

Peter Whitehead, managing director, PF Whitehead said: “I am delighted to see Lily win this award. It has been a real pleasure to see her flourish within the industry and she is a great asset. I look forward to seeing her further develop within the company.”

Palletline thanks long serving team members

Here at Palletline we recognise that a strong business is built on quality and consistency – so staff that stay for the duration are genuinely the reason for Palletline’s continued success.

We would therefore like to publicly thank (slash embarrass) the following employees for their long-standing service and invaluable contribution to Palletline and the network:

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Ruth Moor –                                                   Victoria Smith –
Finance Director,                                         Management Accountant
10 years, July 2014                                      10 years, July 2014


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Dennis Litherland –                                      David Caulfield –
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15 years, August 2014                                10 years, August 2014

Alan Painter – General Manager ICT, 10 years, July 2014

Thanks must also be extended to all of our employees for their continued commitment to making Palletline the best network!



Investing in People

People are at the very heart of our success and we view them as our greatest asset. Our vision is to develop a sustainable and equitable business model, underpinned by employee excellence.

In June 2013, Plc invested in the recruitment of an on-site HR team to support day to day people related issues and focus on developing our team.. By drawing on the expertise under the roof and working cooperatively with training partners we aim to develop a core training and development program to grow the skills of our team.

As a people-centered business we have significant measures in place in order strengthen our ability to attract and recruit, retain and develop the best possible people and support them to reach their full potential.


Palletline’s Sharon Crosby gets “Pretty Muddy” for Cancer Research

Palletline ICT systems support administrator Sharon Crosby has completed the gruelling Pretty Muddy challenge for Cancer Research UK, with her team raising nearly £700 for the charity.

Sharon, who has raised roughly £200 personally to-date, completed the 5km muddy obstacle course at Cofton Park, Birmingham along with around 2,000 other extremely determined ladies.

Having known a number of people over the years who have been affected by, battled and even lost their fight to cancer, Sharon was determined to take part in the event and raise money to combat the disease.

Despite the mud, damp, distance and inevitable pain, Sharon said she enjoyed taking part: “Not only was the challenge exciting, I loved the positivity and fighting attitude behind it which really made it feel like we were actually part of the battle against cancer. I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the event and would recommend it to anyone.”

Charitable initiatives are an important focus for Palletline which donated £50 towards Sharon’s effort, so we would like to say well done to her and the team for completing the challenge.

Staff, network members and clients wishing to lend their support to the effort can do so by clicking here where their donation will go straight to Cancer Research UK.

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