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A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products recycles Christmas trees in aid of Children’s Hospital Charity

A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products has helped raise vital funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity thanks to an innovative Christmas tree pick-up service.

The initiative was launched last year by tree surgeons and landscape gardeners Mitchel Ingham of JM Groundcare and Joel Berry of Berry’s Tree and Gardens. They managed to raise £7,300 in the process and were aiming for £10,000 this winter, however the duo was delighted with the final total of £13,460.

The charity is close to the pair’s heart. At the age of 13, Joel broke his hip joint badly and spent months receiving support from the hospital, while Mitchel’s son was treated there.

The fundraisers collected 2,500 discarded trees from all over the city, asking people for a £10 donation in return. The trees were then chipped for free by A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products directly into one of their walking floor artic trailers. The material was hauled to A.W. Jenkinson’s processing facility at Clifton, where it will be turned into biomass fuel for power generation.

Mitchel and Joe are hoping to continue the initiative next year, raising even more money in the process. See www.christmastreecollections.uk for more details.

A.W. Jenkinson breathes new life into first aid training

A.W. Jenkinson breathes new life into first aid training

Transport and forestry group opens courses to the general public

A.W. Jenkinson Transport Ltd is now offering a range of fully accredited first aid and health & safety courses from its Training and Development Centre at the Eden Business Park on Gilwilly Industrial Estate in Penrith.

The company has been providing in-house training for its employees for many years but it is now opening its courses to the local community. “Because of the professional sectors we are involved in, our ‘real world’ expertise is considerable,” said trainer and assessor Scott Blagg. “And unlike many local course providers, all our programmes are accredited and regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Our delegates, and their employers, can be assured of top-quality training, delivered on the latest equipment in purpose-built facilities by experienced trainers.”

The courses are available to everyone over the age of 18 and include First Aid for Mental Health, Basic Life Support, Paediatric Emergency First Aid and Defibrillation Annual Refresher among others. They are delivered in association with Nuco Training, the UK's largest independent provider of First Aid Training.

The next course is The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work from February 10-12.

To book a course, visit Nucoplus .

For further information, contact Scott Blagg at Scott.Blagg@AWJTransport.co.uk, tel: 07392 092768.

Supply Chain Operator Apprenticeship with System People Ltd.

A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited would like to congratulate Aiden Nelson and Liam Bell on completing their apprenticeship with a distinction. Aiden and Liam are A.W. Jenkinson’s first Apprentice Transport Planners to complete the Supply Chain Operator Apprenticeship with System People Ltd., in Carlisle. Aiden also achieved the CPC qualification – Certificate of Professional Competence and is learning to drive an LGV. They are both planning their own group of LGV drivers and vehicles and we hope they will continue to flourish with the Company. Anna Middleton and Ben Watson are following close on their heels to be A.W. Jenkinson Transport’s next qualified Transport Planners, having started their Apprenticeship with us in October 2019.

Pallet Loading Service

Although historically A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited has focused mainly on the haulage of wood co-products, continuous investment in the fleet means that we are now able to provide a variety of services, including the loading of pallets onto our extensive fleet of walking floor trailers.

The walking floor fleet is one of the largest in Europe. These trailers have rigid sides and operate a contra-sliding floor system that can ‘walk’ the load in and out making them incredibly versatile and ideal when there is limited access to heavy plant, allowing the trailers to not only carry bulk loads, but also carry packed and palletised goods.

European trade represents an increasingly important part of the A.W. Jenkinson Transport business. Our depot in Sittingbourne is ideally located for fast and efficient access to Northern Europe and beyond via the Eurotunnel freight services and the Channel ports. A.W. Jenkinson Transport can offer cost-effective freight solutions of the highest quality for palletised and bulk materials to distributors, importers and exporters alike.

Take a look at our newest video to see just how easy we make this for our customers. Please get in touch if you feel we can help your operation by emailing info@awjtransport.co.uk or to chat to one of our team please call 01931 712644 / 07920 161028

The Cumbria Transport Group Apprenticeship Event

The Cumbria Transport Group, which involves A. W. Jenkinson Transport Limited, held an apprenticeship event at Carlisle Lake District Airport on 6th March 2019.

The event was created to help promote apprenticeships in the logistics and transport sectors within Cumbria. This attracted school students of years 10 and 11 who interacted with members of the Cumbria Transport Group following presentations on preparing a CV and interviewing skills.

As shown in the photographs, A.W. Jenkinson Transport brought one of their next generation Scania’s to the event which was a hit with the students.

All in all, the day was a great success with the students showing much interest throughout.

A.W. Jenkinsons Christmas Tree Recycling Project

In February this year, A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products and A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited took part in Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice ‘Treecycling’ Campaign for the third year in a row, helping them to recover and recycle more than 3,800 Christmas trees.

Over £70,000 was raised to help people living with life-limiting illness, which will go a long way in supporting the 400 people the Hospice cares for every day.

The 3,800 Christmas trees were chipped directly into the back of one of A.W. Jenkinson Transport’s walking floor trailers, at three different locations, by one of A.W. Jenkinson Forest Product’s Axtor chipper units. The material was then hauled to A.W. Jenkinson’s processing facility at Whitchurch for use in the biomass market.

A.W. Jenkinson Truckstop Voted Winner of Best Parking Award 2018

In December this year, A.W. Jenkinson Penrith Truckstop was voted winner of the Truckstop News Best Parking Award in the Truckstop of the Year Competition 2018.

Pictured are Penrith Truckstop’s General Manager Phill Carrick, alongside Assistant Manager Sarah Harvey, Shop Supervisor Pamela Kitchen and Security Guard Paul Gemmell with the trophy awarded earlier this week. Phill said ‘we’re absolutely thrilled to receive this award - the staff have worked really hard and I would like to say a big thank-you to all of them, and to all of the people who voted for us and your continued custom’.

Parking at A.W. Jenkinson Truckstop has some great advantages, including 24/7 security, and CCTV system with flood-lighting across the entire park. The park offers space for almost 200 vehicles, including a dedicated fridge parking and change-over area, as well as a state-of-the-art barrier system offering hassle-free access with up to 3 hours free parking.

A.W. Jenkinson Penrith Truckstop is pleased to offer a number of services such as Bed & Breakfast accommodation in their newly refurbished motel rooms and is also open to the general public with a well-stocked shop and newsagents and a restaurant area, serving high-quality homemade food from 6am Monday to 12 noon Saturday, all made on the premises using locally sourced meats and produce.

If you would like to visit the A.W. Jenkinson Truckstop website for more information, please click here.

A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products at the APF Show 2018

The 2018 APF show was classed as one of the best yet, with A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products there in full force. Visitors were able to see over 2 ½ miles and £50 million of working machinery at the show.

Members of A.W Jenkinson Forest Products and A.W. Jenkinson Transport were on hand to meet with clients, customers and visitors, alongside over 300 other exhibitors who attended the UK’s largest woodland, forestry, arboricultural trees and timber exhibition.

The A.W. Jenkinson stand featured one of our very own ‘wrapped’ Next-Generation Scania units alongside machinery from some of our sub-contractors, with an AWJ Timber Crane also located on the H.S.E. Stand.

One of our personal highlights from the show was the European Chainsaw Carving Competition. This major event always draws large crowds and entrants from around the globe and was co-sponsored by A.W. Jenkinson and UPM Tilhill.

A.W. Jenkinson Transport's 'Apprentice of the Year' 2018

In June this year, A.W. Jenkinson Transport’s Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice, Craig Scott was awarded Most Improved and Dedicated Apprentice for 2018.

Craig, who is based at the A.W. Jenkinson Transport Lockerbie depot, has made exceptional progress since he joined the Company in 2016. Craig’s assessors from Carlisle College picked up on his determination and enthusiasm for work, as he would come into the yard early each day to complete important jobs before College started. They were also impressed with the amount of knowledge that Craig had gained from his position, noting that he would often would explain things to the other students during their classes.

Craig is now on call in the evenings and regularly travels throughout Scotland, successfully completing many repairs independently. He is part of a large, friendly team in the Maintenance Department at Lockerbie and has completed various relevant training courses on subjects such as ABS Braking Systems and Electrical Issues.

We warmly congratulate Craig on his award and look forward to his continued success as a valued member of the A.W. Jenkinson Transport Maintenance Team.