Category: Backline News

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Backline Comes Out On Top For Topps Tiles

Once again, the team at Backline Outbase in Exeter is proving how important it is to maintain a strong reputation, after signing a minimum six-month contract with Topps Tiles, thanks to a referral from a contact at Wincanton.   Topps Tiles is the UK’s largest tile specialist and will be using Exeter Outbase as a… Read more »

Flying the Flag for Female Truck Drivers

The haulage industry is traditionally seen as a male dominated industry and the figures speak for themselves. Out of the 315,000 registered truck drivers in the UK, only 2,200 are female and only 1% are HGV drivers.   However, this is starting to change and at Backline we’re proud of the female truck drivers we… Read more »

The 7 Signs You Are Working for the Wrong HGV Agency

With even the biggest supermarkets having HGV driver recruitment problems, there’s possibly never been a better time for experienced drivers.   It means that if you’re an HGV driver with a few years out on the roads and feeling uninspired these days, it could be time to think about pastures new.   But how do… Read more »

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Training Manager Secures NPORS Accreditation

Backline has always worked closely with its client base with a view to providing a quality and, just as importantly, well-rounded service.   When one of our major clients came to us and said they’d like us to support them with their training, but that they specifically needed NPORS accreditation for it, we stepped up.… Read more »

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Exciting New Partnership

Backline Training Enters Exciting New Partnership   Backline’s Training Division – a long standing provider of various materials handling, driver CPC and hazardous goods training has recently entered an exciting new partnership with licence acquisition training company MT Training Services.   Established in 2007, MT Training provides training for all commercial driving licence categories (BE,… Read more »

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COVID-19 Statement: January 2021

Following the introduction of the most recent national restrictions on movement and business activities, we would like to provide clarity regarding Backline’s operations during this period.   The government’s guidance on which businesses can open includes the Transport and Recruitment services sector supporting supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations, post offices and banks.   This decision will enable Backline… Read more »

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Backline Secures FORS Status

Since the company’s inception many moons ago, Backline has sought to establish itself as a specialist provider of temporary staff – providing unparalleled service to both its clients and workforce.   Through concentrating its efforts within a specific sector, and by offering complimentary services such as industry relevant training and the use of its two… Read more »

We Made AITT!

Having delivered Materials Handling Equipment training for many years under the ITSSAR banner, we have taken the decision to transfer our accreditation to another of the four Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) members.   The ABA was originally set up in 2012, and works closely with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to produce recognised standards… Read more »

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HGV driver recruitment tips for the South West

Our HGV driver recruitment tips give you a complete guide to finding and keeping the best driver jobs in the South West   This easy-to-use guide covers the following:     Finding your nearest HGV recruitment branch How to apply Employee benefits: what to expect Training and upskilling opportunities Top tips for career progression  … Read more »

Logistics and Supply Chain Partnerships (COVID Update)

When it comes to logistics and supply chain partnerships, supply chain managers are facing an unprecedented set of challenges as we learn to live with the profound changes and disruption caused by COVID-19.   Whilst the economy has slumped by 20% and logistics sector has dropped by as much as 50%, we are also seeing… Read more »