Author Archives: Bristow Hardy

Ranpak launches sustainable retail packaging solutions in response to consumer demand 

Packaging specialist Ranpak Holdings Corp. has launched a new range of ‘Pack-in-Store’ solutions for retailers, to help meet consumer demand for more sustainable packaging.   The US-based firm, which specialises in environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging, is rolling out its new range … Read More

Impact Handling launches game-changing electric forklifts 

The premium material handling specialist Impact Handling has launched a new range of all-electric forklift trucks. This new range presents a serious challenger to the traditional diesel-powered forklift, offering advantages and eco benefits across the board.   The EP40-55(C)N(H) range includes … Read More

Talent attraction and technology – how digital transformation can help manufacturing fill skills gaps 

Talent attraction is a major issue for employers in manufacturing right now. In fact, the recent Make UK/PwC Executive Survey 2022 found that it is one of the top investment priorities for the year ahead within the sector.   The recruitment … Read More

Improving D&I in manufacturing – positive steps employers can take right now 

Improving diversity and creating more inclusive work environments is a daunting challenge for any sector. There are no quick fixes, which is why so many companies have put it on the back burner for so long.   But diversity and inclusion … Read More

Manufacturing digitalisation – what’s holding you back?  

Digitalisation is transforming the manufacturing industry globally, with increasing numbers of leading firms investing in smart factory technology.   In fact, a report in 2019 found that 81% of manufacturers were all set to invest in new digital technologies to boost … Read More

Huge new GNG Group factory to create manufacturing jobs in West Yorkshire.  

A 40,000 square foot factory and warehouse is coming to West Yorkshire, creating at least 20 new jobs in this year alone.  The site in Normanton is owned by the West Yorkshire company GNG Group, a specialist manufacturer of foam … Read More

Tips for hiring warehouse staff in 2022

If your business is experiencing warehouse staff shortages, you’re not alone. Around 13% of logistics firms reported severe labour shortages at the end of last year, and competition for the best staff is still pretty fierce.  With these challenges to … Read More

Practical steps to improve warehouse health and safety 

Health and safety is important in all workplaces, but it’s absolutely critical in warehousing, logistics and distribution. These can be dangerous environments if risks aren’t carefully managed.   But avoiding accidents and injuries isn’t the only reason to invest time and … Read More

1500 warehouse jobs created at controversial new East Yorkshire Amazon hub

Up to 1,500 new warehousing jobs are set to be created at a proposed new Amazon facility in East Yorkshire, after the local authority gave the development the green light.  The plans are for a huge new £150 million warehouse and distribution … Read More

Aqumen Recruitment moves to WorkWell at Carrwood Park

 It’s all change here at Aqumen Recruitment, as we’ve recently moved our headquarters to the fantastic WorkWell Offices at Carrwood Park.   The whole team is thrilled with our new premises, located on the prestigious Carrwood Park business centre site in Leeds. Here, we get to enjoy the best … Read More