Oakland International

Sky dive raises £5000 for charity

Staff at Midlands-based Oakland International, have raised an incredible £5,000 after taking part in a sponsored skydive for local children’s charity Acorns Children’s Hospice.

After their ‘jump of a lifetime’ the Oakland Team are delighted with their personal as well as sponsorship achievement. Speaking on behalf of the team, Keith Davies said: “We’re all over the moon that we managed to jump out of the plane, and that with help from suppliers, staff customers, supporters we’ve raised £5,000.”

Team members in Oakland’s skydive included Keith Davies, Lisa Lloyd-Smith, Kazik Libront, Yvette Hannon and Ben Ford.

Said Keith: “We’re now just wondering what we should do next?”

Donations can be made by logging on to Oakland’s JustGiving web page at www.justgiving.com/oakland-international or by contacting the Company direct.

Oakland International Ltd has appointed Paul Evans as their new IT and Infrastructure Manager with primary responsibility for taking the company’s IT infrastructure to the next level.

Paul, joining the Oakland team brings considerable industry experience and a wealth of knowledge from his twenty years of working within both chilled and ambient distribution environments. Previously holding the role of Systems and Implementation Manager responsible for development and client business integration, he is now tasked with extending Oakland’s customer focused service offer.

Paul Ziolek, Oakland’s Operations Director said: “Paul’s appointment as IT and Infrastructure Manager is a key ingredient to Oakland’s ongoing programme of continual business investment in new technology and IT solutions to support our ever growing UK, Irish and international client base. With Paul’s expertise we plan to develop and upgrade our Proteus Warehouse Management System at both the Company’s Beoley and Alcester depots to provide our customers with an extended robust and thoroughly integrated business solution.” adding further: “His immense business acumen will ensure we attain our set business goals and continue to deliver Oakland customers with an ever evolving and enhanced customer focused service platform to meet today’s constantly changing supply chain business agendas.”

Oakland a small cog in Chokolit mania

Worcestershire based Oakland International will be distributing this year’s must have chocolate sensation, Chokolit, from their Redditch distribution centre.

Oakland’s ‘Nippy’ Innovation!

Sending samples of chilled food products to potential customers has always proved costly and problematic, until now. Redditch based multi-temperature supply chain specialist, Oakland International, will launch their innovative chilled and frozen parcel distribution solution, the ‘Nippy’ parcel delivery service, at the IFE07 International Food & Drink Exhibition in London (18-21 March). This new service will initially be available for dispatching both chilled & frozen products in the UK. However, Oakland International is already developing strategic partnerships with the intention of offering overseas dispatch options within the year.

For further information please contact Dean Attwell MD Oakland International or visit http://www.oakland-international.com

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