Euro-Tran Despatch first launched in May 1987. Thats right – in May this year we celebrate 25 years in business.. APC was incorporated ‘Sept 93′ … first Director was named ‘Nov 93′ but the year we were looking for was when we formed to move the first parcels –
28th February 1994 – Thats right 18 years ago TODAY…..
Only 12 people from 7 different companies went into the hat with the correct answer.
The lucky winner wasCharlotte Moran from R A Medical in Steeton. .
Congratulations to Charlotte, Our Ron Roberts will get the prize to you by the end of the week. A new competition will be launched in March.
Many thanks to all who entered
Can all our customers please be aware that we will be observing the 2 minute silence, in respect of Rememberance day. hence our phones will remain unanswered between 11am and 11.02. ‘Lest we not forget’
Thank you for your understanding.
Movember – Wotsat all about………..
Movember……Its all about supporting the fight against prostate cancer, Raising the awareness on a global scale. The campaign involves guys doing what they do best – nothing – well nothing as regards to shaving, The idea is to see who has the wackiest moustaches at the end of Movember, So they have a month to show some growth….. Obtaining sponsorship along the way….in aid of a great cause.
The guys from the Slaters Arms in Bradley have got together and Geordie Jim Thompsons boys have set off at a blistering pace having raised some £3000 to date. In fact they are in the top 200 fundraisers, (no176 this morning). Visit Jims facebook page and see if you can support him. Euro-Tran will donate a prize for the wackiest moustache, and bearing in mind this months prize on our website is a Kindle – we will now donate a second kindle to Geordie Jims campaign – Good Luck lads…..should be some good photos at the end of Movember…..On December the 5th a great night is planned at the Slaters Arms in Bradley when all the results of the lads efforts will be on show. There will be an auction of some 15 prizes donated by locals, and local businesses. A band and lots of banter mean a good night will be had by all. If you can support Jims efforts please do so – EVERY £1 HELPS, So if you want to get into the mood for Christmas early just pop along to the Slaters for a great night out..
Link to Geordie jims site……..
Link to Movember site – http//uk.movember.com
We hope Sharon enjoys the camera. A new competition will be launched soon . The prize will be a ‘ Kindle ‘. To enter just visit www.euro-tran.co.uk and you will find the competition on the homepage. Thank You.
APC Overnight have made it through to the finals of the Motor Transport Awards for 2011. Not just in one category but two. The prestigeous Fleet Van Operator of the Year, But more importantly the Customer Care award. Its just reward for years of hard work for the Carrier which has the largest Uk Depot Network. It comes hot on the heels of fantastic results in the Triangle Parcel Carrier Survey where in all the important categories – Service, Customer care etc APC beat off competiton from the usual household Global players for top slots. Well done and good luck for the finals.
Following the success of our online competition to win a W11 console and fitness pack, (Won in December by Margaret at Home and Medical in Bingley)we have decided to run another competition along the same lines .
Enter the competition at the foot of our homepage. The lucky winner will be drawn in February. Good Luck.
Euro-Tran became involved with a book collection initiative to benefit kids in Africa. The books collected had to get there and we pitched in to help.The collection was organised by retired schoolteacher Trevor Wilson, from Steeton, in association with the Char Char Trust – a charity set up to provide books and resources for African schools in memory of a mother and daughter who were trampled to death by an elephant.
Mr Wilson, who runs his own publishing company Caboodle Books, asked authors to give up a day of their time in July to visit 14 schools and give a presentation on their work.
Pupils were asked to contribute by bringing in a book they had read and enjoyed to donate to schools in Malawi.
The youngsters put a personal message in their books and the recipients were encouraged to write back to promote links between the different countries.
Mr Wilson, who also runs a scheme called Authors Abroad, which sends children’s authors overseas to promote their books, said: “The support has been fantastic. Eight authors took part this year, but I have got support from all 40 authors I work with.
“Everybody wants to do it again and I am hoping it will become a national, annual event. Authors want children to be inspired by reading and writing so I can’t imagine anybody saying no.
“The kids were also very supportive because they knew their books were going to children like them.”
Author Alan Gibbon will be travelling to Malawi in October where he will help distribute the books along with 6,000 pencils donated by Lakeland. No doubt if it becomes an annual event we will look to get involved next year.
We are currently looking into introducing a local service aimed at providing a cost
effective, overnight service throughout the West/North Yorkshire areas. Perhaps
even including South Yorkshire. Would such a service benefit you ?
We would have a target of £3 up to 20 kilos, and look to provide the service over
the BD,LS,HX,HD,WF,HG,and possibly the YO/S postal codes. Such a service would
be more cost effective than using your own delivery vehicle. The service would of
course work within the current online booking procedures, and be trackable, POD’s
If you have any views on such a service, or can provide any feedback on other
services you feel we should offer, please let us know.