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15 Feb

Global Business Innovation visit to the Netherlands focus on artificial intelligence and robotics

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is organising a visit to the Netherlands for innovative businesses that are active in the artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics sectors.

14 Feb

Mansfield i-Centre - The place to grow your business

Mansfield i-Centre currently have a range of offices avaialbe.

14 Feb

Leading accountancy firm pledges further three years as headline Business Awards sponsor

Leading accountancy firm Mazars has committed to a further three years as headline sponsor of the East Midlands Chamber annual business awards.

Specialist new venture ‘Rapid Rigids’ opens its doors, offering 7.5t and 18t courier services.

A new Derby based transport company, Rapid Rigids, is celebrating its first busy week in business after successfully winning a number of transport contracts. Rapid Rigids focusses on supplying 7.5t’s and 18t’s, both box and curtainsided, to the logistics industry and is already working with an impressive array of clients.

Managing Director, Geoff Whiting, who also owns Accurate Couriers which are based in Castle Donington, noticed a gap in the market with a number of his customers unable to secure the right sort of vehicles from suppliers to meet their stringent requirements. Mr Whiting commented ‘We see many of our competitors with either vans or artics and only a limited number of companies with the vehicle sizes in-between. With the difference in running costs compared with the artics, the enhanced payloads that Isuzu’s can take compared to vans, coupled with our technical and specialist capabilities we see a real niche opportunity to offer a solution to our customer base around the East Midlands and beyond.’

Over the last 15 years Accurate Couriers have built a reputation as one of the most trusted ambient van suppliers to firms both in and around East Midlands Airport and Mr Whiting is looking for Rapid Rigids to quickly establish itself in a similar vein. Rapid Rigids will be based just off the A52 in Derby, right at the centre of the UK with fantastic road networks for quick response logistics (QRL).

For more information on how Rapid Rigids can help your business please contact 0800 612 7889 or email