Obituary - Ian Bottomley

It was with regret that the tragic death of Ian Bottomley was reported to the SPF committee at the last assembled meeting in October 2008.

Leaders of the pack

Renata Jones from construction packaging specialists M.J. Maillis UK Ltd discusses the Pall-Ex network, a cost-effective method for delivering small consignments of palletised freights.

Logistics, legislation and learning

Ralph Ritchey, Logistics Learning Coordinator for Stoke on Trent College, UK, reviews the impact of legislation on the logistics and transport sector in the Midlands.

Logical delivery

As the construction industry has developed, the delivery of building materials has evolved. Specialised mechanical offload vehicles are now able to distribute goods to an array of site locations. Paul Dolan, General Manager for Wincanton looks at tackling the problem of site accessibility and the need to reduce price per unit.

In fighting spirit – Alan Baxter on his new role as Chairman of the Brick Development Association

Alan Baxter, Chairman of the UK's Brick Development Association, discusses his 50 years in the industry.