News

We welcome Jason to the European department

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

 

UWL are delighted to welcome our newest member to our Team Jason Hardy will join our European Department under the guidance of Mark Hillier Head of European Operations  Mark said “ I am delighted to welcome Jason to the team he will bolster an ever increasing busy department and offer support to clients whatever the outcome of Brexit”

Jason has a wealth of Client Management and shares the same Ethos as all of us at UWL that Customer Service and communication are not just clichés, they are our foundation.

UWL Attend Introbiz Cardiff featuring Lord Sugar

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

UWL were happy to attend the Introbiz Expo Cardiff which was headlined by Sir Alan Sugar.

The Apprentice host was forthright in his opinions of Brexit at a Cardiff business expo and said Theresa May’s deal was better than no deal.

Lord Alan Sugar did not hold back at a Cardiff business event, taking aim at senior Tory politicians who think the UK economy will be just fine if the country crashes out of the EU without a deal.

The Apprentice host and serial entrepreneur was on stage at the Motorpoint Arena for a Q&A during the Introbiz Expo event.

 

 

He did not suffer fools gladly, as he shot down questions he did not believe worthy in scenes similar to his BBC TV show – but it was three politicians who got the full Alan Sugar treatment.

On the referendum result in 2016 in favour of the UK leaving the EU, Lord Sugar said: “The public didn’t know the ramifications.

“Some of the public were lied to by [Boris] Johnson and [Michael] Gove with their £350m bus and I have advocated that the damage that could have been caused by those liars could or will change the lives of everybody in this country for the next God knows how many years, so to me it is a criminal offence.”

Lord Sugar said he has advocated in the House of Lords that any promises made by politicians during elections or referendums should in future be independently audited by an external party and held to account – in the same way companies cannot lie to their shareholders.

 

 

 

 

He described the deal that the Prime Minister unveiled last week as a “bad deal”, and speculated that Theresa May would admit this to herself in private. But, he said, we had to do a deal.

He also made a dig at President Trump – who previously hosted the US version of The Apprentice – when answering a question about how wealth can change people.

Lord Sugar said that people can alienate their friends and start to think they are “a big shot” and “can walk on water”.

“Horrible when that is, horrible people, Donald Trump is one of those people,” he said. “Fortunately, I am not like that!”

A softer side of Lord Sugar did emerge when he discussed what he would teach children to help them excel in life.

“Children need to learn to respect, to respect their parents, obviously, respect their elders, although it’s a bit old-fashioned, to respect their teachers, to turn away from the temptation of drugs and crime, and to be generally nice to people,” he said.

“And you know what, if they achieve all of those points I just made, that’s good enough for me. They don’t need to be millionaires.”

  • 17:17, 22 NOV 2018
  • UPDATED 12:44, 23 NOV 2018

 

UWL Sponsor Welsh Ex Boxers Reunion and Awards, 2018

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

UWL were proud to be the main sponsor of the Welsh Ex Boxers Reunion and Awards, 2018 The event was a great success. Some of the Champions past and present included:

Alan Minter

Alan Richardson

Ken Buchanan

Bunny Johnson

Gerald Jones

Enzo Maccarinelli

Barry Jones

Pat Mahoney

Gavin Rees

Robbie Regan

Pat Thomas

Colin Jones

Nicky Piper

Tony Borg

Kevin Hayde

Darren Hayde

Andrew Selby

Rossie Eccles

Gavin Gwynn

Nathan Thorley

Kieran Gethin

 

The winners on the day were –

Unsung Hero Awards

Pat Mahoney

Wally Goggin

Ron Pavett

Dave Harris

Services to Boxing Committee choice

Dai Furnish

 

Contribution to Welsh Boxing

Barrie Hearn Matchroom Boxing

 

David Bomber Pearce Award

Craig Woodruff

 

Roger Pleece Award

Colin Jones

 

Howard Winstone Award for up and coming amateur

Rossie Eccles

 

Merthyr Forgotten Boxers Award

Steven James

 

 

UWL Sponsor the first woman to win a FIA World Rally Championship!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

UWL are now proud sponsors of Louise Cook, the first woman to win a FIA World Rally Championship! You may also recognise her from the BBC King of speed documentary with Idris Elba! Massive congrats on her climbing up to 7th in the WRC3 Championship! Our gan   g sign looks great on the car too just got to get her out in the van now lol 🙂 #TeamUWL #Sponsorship #WRC3#LouiseCook

 

Louise’s gaining of 15 points from the event for 3rd place in WRC3 launch her up to 7th from the 23 drivers in the WRC3 standings and importantly keeps her in a great position for the WRC3 championship.

Rally Turkey is next, but with the funding pot empty again, it all starts again today for the only female in the World Rally Championship.

 

 

Additional Bridgend warehouse with crane facilities!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Our new additional warehouse based in the Bridgend Industrial Estate Due to customer requirements for an overhead gantry crane we have taken over an additional building 5 minutes from our main depot fitted with two of them! We have also installed a large amount of Link 51 racki  ng so If you require any heavy machinery storage or transportation please get in touch #teamUWL

New Same-day Fleet

Monday, June 25th, 2018

 

After purchasing our HGV vehicles we have decided to renew our fleet of vans and have opted for our signature black and gold 🙂 We have just received delivery of our new Mercedes Sprinters to add to our ever expanding same-day fleet!

We have purchased them from a Welsh business and they are booked in to be sign written by a Cardiff company

UWL are keen to support local Welsh businesses and as the new vehicles are ‘Euro 6’ we are doing our bit for the environment as well.

Euro 6 is the sixth incarnation of the European Union directive to reduce harmful pollutants from vehicle exhausts.

If you are interested in a free quotation please give us a call:
t: 0845 9000 571 e:sales@unitedwl.com www.unitedwl.com

#UWL #KeepingWalesOpenForBusiness #SamedayFleet #Euro6

Free World Cup Sweepstake Kit

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Its almost World Cup time and to celebrate we have created a a World Cup Sweepstake kit for you to print and cut out and host your own sweepstake with your colleagues and friends 🙂

Just click to enlarge, right click and print!

Aerospace logistics covered

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Our amazing logistics team transporting a commercial aeroplane engine this month #UWL #aerospaceLogistics #onwardsAndUpwards

UWL are in the top 10 fastest growing businesses in Wales

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Well done to all involved at this years awards, it was a pleasure to meet with some of you and great to be listed in the top 10.

UWL are very proud of our Welsh origins and it was amazing to see so many successful business’s thriving in our area.

UWL would love to thank all of our customers for their continued support and helping us grow alongside some of the biggest names in Welsh business.

In 2016, this year’s 50 dynamic businesses – which come from a wide range of sectors and across Wales from north, south, east and west – had a collective turnover of £433m and employed 3,000 people.

More importantly, during the two years 2014-16 they generated an additional £268m in turnover between them at an average growth rate of 163%, while creating 1,500 new jobs.

Compiled by Professor Dylan-Jones and sponsored by Barclays, the Wales Fast Growth 50 is a key benchmark for the performance of the private sector in Wales.

Full article and list of candidates here: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/wales-fast-growth-50-2017-13773391

Welsh Secretary of State and TV Stars open UWL Depot

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A SOUTH Wales business set to bring in excess of 20 jobs to their new site in Barry has celebrated it’s official opening.

The event for the new United Worldwide Logistics (UWL) depot in Barry Docks took place on Friday, June 30, featuring guest speakers such as Vale MP Alun Cairns and businessman Nev Wilshire, famous for his role in BBC documentary ‘The Call Centre’.

The new site marks a return to Barry for business directors Michael MitchellChristine HillierMark HillierAdam Ruckley and Michael Ruckley who are all originally from the town. The company has taken over the premises formerly owned by SHS Scaffolding, which went into administration in March costing nearly 150 local jobs.

  

Keeping Wales Open for Business.

The move forms part of the firm’s current campaign, ‘Keeping Wales Open for Business’, which forms the basis for ongoing plans to continue opening facilities around South Wales and create further jobs in the area.

This site will run alongside the current Bridgend and Cardiff Facilities.

Over 20 staff have already been taken on for the Barry site, while additional vacancies are still being filled for driving positions.

In his speech marking the official opening, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns hailed the company’s passion and determination to boost the local economy of Barry, as well as putting the importance of new business into context within the wider country.

“Barry has turned a corner over the last five years,” said the MP.

“I’m grateful for what you’re doing for the wider economy. You are the oil that keeps it turning.

“I’d like to thank you for what you’re doing for the community in Barry, but also for the people who work for you. It really does matter.”

Mr Cairns went on to add how it was his decision to add the scrapping of the Severn Bridge toll to the Conservative election manifesto – and believes this will help link the economies of Wales and Bristol together to benefit the country.

TV personality and businessman Nev Wilshire also delivered an impassioned speech, levelling criticism at the Welsh government for failing to invest sufficiently to help Welsh enterprises like UWL.

Actor Ewan MacIntosh aka Big Keith from ‘The Office’ was also in attendance.

Big Keith’s appraisal in the BBC show has gone down in comedy history as he sat vacantly while David Brent tried in vain to make him care about paper.

Ewan was also in attendance at the opening and is pictured above with UWL accountant Christian Powys.

Article Written by Joe Langstaffe – Barry & District News
Photos By Kyomi Martin