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A precious piece of history.
A book recording some of the historic moments in the life of the Lanchester Motor Company has been donated to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon.
Faye McLeod, archivist and Martyn Hollingsworth, Director of Jaguar Heritage Trust took possession of the handwritten journal, presented to the museum by Paul Eyles MD of PGS Global Logistics.
Faye, who was thrilled by the find, described the original leather bound, handwritten record as a very important piece of the company’s development and history, commented, “The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is thrilled with donation of the original General Meeting Minute Book of the Lanchester Company by PGS Global. Our sincere thanks go to Paul Eyles, for his historical awareness in recognising the significance of the volume, and his generosity and care in ensuring the book is reunited with other records of the Lanchester Motor Company.
The minutes provide an invaluable historical record of the inner workings of the Lanchester company, following the fortunes of the business through the vagaries of the British motor industry, culminating with the sale of Daimler to Jaguar in 1960s. The records also provide valuable insight into the personalities involved in high-level management of the company.
The unique volume will be preserved in the archives, housed at the British Motor Museum, in perpetuity, and will be available to the public through the reading room facility.”
The book was rescued along with many other items relating to iconic Midlands based engineering companies and given to Birmingham Central Library and Aston University for safe keeping.
Paul Eyles our Managing Director and Dave Bayliss our Commercial Director are flying over to Bhutan to present the generous donation of over 900 pairs of orthotic shoes donated by PGS customer Salts Healthcare to the children at Draktscho Vocational School for children with special needs in Thimpu, Bhutan. PGS Global have been instrumental in making sure that the 11 pallets have travelled half way around the world in such a worthy cause.
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The recent addition of 24 new jobs to our workforce put us in the press as unemployment was reported to be at an 8 year low. Read the story.
The intrepid team from PGS Global left the Birmingham depot today ready(ish) to tackle the 3 Peaks Challenge.
The National Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours, usually for charity.
The 3 Peaks are :
Ben Nevis / Beinn Nibheis (1,344 m or 4,409 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland Scafell Pike (978 m or 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales
The total distance walked is estimated at 42 kilometres (26 mi) or 44 km (27 mi), with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m). Almost as challenging is the drive between the mountains.
Each mountain is expected to take up to 5 hours to climb and descend for a “standard strong walker”, and a total driving time of 10 hours allows an average speed of 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) on motorways and 50–55 mph (80–89 km/h) on trunk roads and occasional comfort breaks and fuel stops.
WHY ? You may well ask.
Well, apart from the old explorer adage, ” Because it’s there ! ”
PGS have raised over £ 2,500.00 for their chosen charity MACMILLAN and would like to thank all their sponsors for supporting, what will be a very tiring Bank Holiday weekend.
Good Luck Boys and Girls.
When 3 enterprising students from Leeds decided to hitchhike across Europe raising money for the Alzheimer’s Charity they got more than they bargained for when they bumped into PGS Global MD Paul Eyles.
Not only did Hannah, Libby and Rachel get a lift to Reims, France, but Paul also agreed that PGS would sponsor them all the way to Paris.
8th September 2014.
The brand new Jaguar XE was unveiled in London yesterday at a star studded launch in Earls Court.
The 155mph car is the first Jaguar to be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull factory and PGS Global is proud to have been part of the logistics chain in the building of the new multi million pound assembly line.
PGS Global has been receiving, storing and transporting components for the manufacturing plant under instructions from our client CAS, who won the contract to supply and fit one of the biggest investment projects in the history of British car manufacturing.
Millions of pounds worth of high tech electrical and engineering equipment has been securely stored in our Mackadown Lane warehouse and delivered safely to the Solihull plant just a few miles away.
Because of the lack of storage space at the JLR site, delivery schedules have been crucial in order to make sure that the pallets of components arrive at the site on a just in time basis.
27th June 2014.
PGS GLOBAL represent the midlands with the likes of M&S Tesco DHL and many more well known names in the launch in central London of business on the move the board game that will be played in schools across the country by thousands of children of all ages .helping children to understand the fascinating world of logistics.
3rd February 2014. PGS – Spreading it’s wings!
Spotted flying out of Germany
7th December 2013. Pallet Track Award.
P.G.S Global Logistics Ltd has won The Pallet-Track Regional Award for Central and the East – this award was presented for Overall Excellence, which measures every aspect of conformance, commerciality and performance over the past 12 months – there are 16 other shareholder members in the Central and the East regional category – the award is voted for by the board of directors based of evidenced reports within the company, which is then evaluated.
19th July 2013.The Award Winning Network.
PGS Global Logistics, as part of the UK’s largest independent parcel network, APC Overnight, has been awarded the title Network of the Year by industry experts.
The award for the Network demonstrating excellent operational efficiency, high customer service levels, value for money and high levels of flexibility and responsiveness was presented at the recent Motor Transport Awards.
The judges paid particularly close attention to the courier company’s performance during the 2012 Olympics, which saw PGS Global Logistics Limited in Birmingham , Droitwich and Dudley communicate with customers to ensure packages were successfully delivered to destinations throughout London, despite mass transport restrictions.
Speaking of the awards success Paul Eyles, Managing Director of PGS Global said: “This is a great result and a fantastic endorsement of our pledge to provide the best possible overnight delivery service in the UK. We are part of a network of 115 local courier companies throughout the country that work in partnership to ensure successful deliveries for local customers every day. If you add the award to fact that we have recently opened our new £ 15 million national sorting centre in Cannock, this places APC overnight in prime position to service the ever expanding UK parcel market.
To find out more about APC Overnight and your local depot visit www.apc-overnight.com
17th May 2013
Big Red was the centrepiece attraction at last night’s Acorns Hospice fund raising event around the Warwickshire countryside. View the video here.
£1,200.00 was raised for Acorns when more than 60 people paid for the Red Bus Safari adventure on the original Routemaster London bus.
With starters in Warwick, main course in Kenilworth and sweet, raffle and disco in Leamington, the revellers had plenty of time to digest each course as they were transported back in time aboard Big Red.
The bus was donated for the evening by Paul Eyles MD of PGS Global, who also donned the drivers cap to make sure everyone arrived safely and on time at the 3 venues.
A great time was had by everyone and much needed funds were raised for a wonderful cause. Loads More picures here.
6th May 2013.
BigRed giving free rides at Birmingham BUs Museum, Bank Holiday weekend.
28th January 2013.
BigRed takes a group of nurses from Salts Medical on a trip around Birmingham.
“On behalf of Kate, myself and the Salts Nurse Team, I would like to say a great big Thank you to yourself and Dave for looking after the girls and driving them safely to and from Network park last week.
They all really enjoyed the tour and the refreshments on the top deck warmed their ‘’cockles’’ on a chilly evening!
Maybe we could do it again in the summer?” Jo – Salts
17th December 2012.
Night out at Lichfield Catherdral.
4th December 2012.
As part of the fund raising efforts for the new Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull, guests
and Solihull residents were treated to a ride on the West Midlands newest tourist attraction. The iconic and distinctive London Routemaster RML2494, owned and superbly restored by PGS Global Logistics , gave the younger passengers a taste of yesteryear and the rest of us a trip down memory lane.
Even the appallingly wet weather, only added to the atmosphere on Big Red as passengers were ferried to a wine tasting session at Connolly’s wine store on Dovehouse Parade. Needless to say owner Paul Eyles MD of PGS only partook of a cup of strong tea ( out of the saucer of course ) as he waited patiently for his passengers to board for the return journey.
“ It was wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of our guests on board the bus, as well as the general public as we passed by” said Mr Eyles, “ If any charitable or community organisation, feels that we can help their cause by bringing Big Red along to an event, please feel free to contact us via our web site www.pgsglobal.co.uk “
The event raised £ 750 for the hospice, and Marie Curie would like to thank everyone, particularly the Eyles and O’Neill families for their contribution.