Tuesday 12th November 2013
It is an honour for Charles Kendall to announce that we have made it through as finalists in both the Special Services Award category and the Project Forwarding Award category of the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2013. Special congratulations go to the hard work and effort put into writing up the entries for each category by Ian Jenkins and Darren Harris. Awards will be presented at the BIFA Annual Luncheon Ceremony on Thursday 16th January 2014 at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London. Lets now have our fingers crossed and hope we win a Trophy or two. Please click here to see the BIFA Awards Finalists 2013.
Monday 4th November 2013
Fireworks are an important business for Redcliffe, so they were very proud of employee Chris Sturtridge who was a judge at Plymouth’s annual Fireworks Championships earlier this year. Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and is also a Director of Neon Pyrotechnics. It was held on Mountbatten Breakwater pier near the Barbican, providing a magical stage for the explosive and colourful displays such as falling leaves and shell patterns. Chris has written a wonderful first-hand account of the event which you can read in full in the Redcliffe Website.
Thursday 31st October 2013
On a cold morning on Friday 25th October, our Feltham Office started the day with a warm cup of coffee and a tasty slice of cake in attempt to raise money for MacMillan and Cancer Charity. As well as runninig a £1 raffle and Euromillion tickets and £5 raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire, our staff managed to raise £762.94, one of the best totals we have had in the last five years. Special thanks to all staff who donated Prizes such as Comte and Noiron Champagne and Lanson Champage, and to our suppliers Great Branding, Print A Pix (Syncoms) and Panoramic Promotions who kindly contributed to fight against cancer. Our highlight of the event was MD Peter Sunderland who made very generous contributions to the cause.
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Albert Frederick Lewis Carter know to all as Bert died aged 86 earlier this week. Bert was one of the earliest Directors in CKF. He started the airfreight division which evolved into Carryfull Ltd, and then became part of the Vairon Group which was purchased by Charles Kendall in 1985. He continued with CKF until his retirement from the board in 1990 and he finally retired from service in 1992. He is credited with writing the very first Quality Manual in the company.
Wednesday 25th September 2013
Keno Cheung, Director of the Far East headquarters of Charles Kendall Freight competed for the CILTHK Young Achiever Award. On 11th September 2013, he was honoured with the title at the Annual General Meeting. Previous to the announcement, he had to compete against people under the age of 35 that were engaged in the fields of transportation of logistics and demonstrate notable achievements in that area. To get to this point, he went through a complex process which consisted of a two round selection, assessment and a 30 minute presentation including questions and answer sessions in front of a judging panel of academics, industry leaders and ex-governmental logistics and transport specialists. This award is very difficult to win and last year no-one reached the qualifying standard which meant that the prize was not awarded. We therefore have to congratulate Keno for being our youngest company director after 10 years with us, and for showing that age is not a barrier for success in our industry. We are now looking forward to seeing him represent CILTHK to compete for the Young Achiever Award 2014 hosted by CLT International. See the pictures or read news as reported in the Voice of the Independent.