Architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape designer Patrick Collins teamed up with Gazeley and P&G Prestige Products to create a garden that combines Elizabethan scents with the latest sustainable technology for the 2009 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The inspiration for the garden came from an original recipe for rosewater-infused perfume created by Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century, along with Gazeley’s pioneering sustainability technologies as a way of fusing the old with the new.
Clipper Logistics Group’s northern transport manager, Charlie Anderson, is travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo to support the work of the British government, as part of its ongoing commitment to international development charity Transaid. She will travel to capital city Kinshasa, where she will work together with the Transport and Protocol Team of the British Embassy to help improve the efficiency of its vehicle fleet. Tony Mannix, managing director of Clipper, said: “The work that Charlie does with Transaid is extremely important, as unreliable transport systems can make the difference between life and death. By sharing specialist knowledge and best practice, we can help people to realise the power of effective and efficient transport management.”
Prada has selected UPS as the logistics partner for its non-profit cultural project Prada Transformer, which opened in April in Seoul, South Korea. Prada Transformer is a tetrahedron-shaped temporary building designed by architecture firm OMA/Rem Koolhaas, and is installed near the historical Gyeonghui Palace, where it will host a series of cross-cultural exhibitions, screenings and live events in the South Korean capital over the next six months.
UPS is expanding its golf sponsorship programme as it becomes the official supplier of The Open Championship. The tournament, which is held in Scotland this year, is the oldest and most prestigious of the four major championships in men’s professional golf. In addition, the global transport company has signed agreements with British golf champion Lee Westwood and Spain’s rising star Pablo Larrazábal to represent UPS as global brand ambassadors. Ron Rogowski, UPS head of global sponsorships, said: “Lee Westwood and Pablo Larrazábal will bring an important and valuable dimension to UPS’s sponsorship of The Tour. We look forward to their involvement as we leverage their talents to further enhance our international golf programme.”
Geodis UK is supporting the national charity Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. The company, which is based in High Wycombe, decided to support the cause after hearing about local two-year-old Fintan Morley-Smith who overcame a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma. The company will provide ongoing support and fundraising initiatives throughout the year, which began with the sponsorship of T-shirts for the London Marathon in April.
The Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School is staging an event to help businesses upskill their workforces and create robust and resilient supply chains for their organisations, as part of Business Week 2009 in the Humber region. “Creating an Unbreakable Supply Chain” takes place on 2nd June 2009 at the Logistics Institute, and aims to explore the next generation of supply chains and how organisations are affected by today’s global market.
The epic journey of BBC Box is approaching its ninth month and the box is back on the move. It appeared to get stuck in Brazilian port Santos earlier in the year, but after a long trip across the Atlantic, round the Cape of Good Hope and then across the Indian Ocean, has arrived at Yokohama port in Tokyo aboard the NYK Clara. The container was carrying a cargo of foodstuffs, including ingredients that had been ordered by one of Japan’s biggest food manufacturing companies. Keep up to date at www.bbc.co.uk/thebox