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Leading food distributor 3663 has appointed national property and construction consultancy Wakemans as employer’s agent, cost consultant and CDM coordinator on £4 m distribution depot refurbishment project.

The 100,000 sq. ft. scheme in Wakefield comprises overhauling and converting a distribution building into a chilled food distribution centre.  The contract has been let to main contractor Vinci and work has now commenced on site.

Wakemans worked on the development of 3663’s first new depot in Langley Mill near Nottingham, which opened in 2003 and since then has completed other projects Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, Stowmarket, Gateshead, Plymouth, Stirling and Cannock.

“3663’s investment in new depots and the expansion of its existing facilities will enable the company to maximise its logistics resources and sustain business growth whilst continuing to improve the customer experience,” says Wakemans director Dean Watson.

3663 is one of the UK’s leading foodservice companies delivering quality ingredients, fresh, frozen and ambient foods lines, ViVAS drinks, as well as kitchen chemicals, disposables and catering equipment to the catering industry.



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Every parent wants the best for their child but no matter what the economic climate, most of us would still welcome the chance to provide for them, but for less.

And now you can, with a fantastic new trading platform called barter bay.

Barter bay works on the age-old principle of swapping goods with someone, for something you need BUT there’s a range of options to keep both parties happy. It’s just £1 to list your unwanted items and then you’re free to do one of several things. Either offers a straight swap, or do a part swap/part cash deal. Or you can even just exchange for cash – the choice is yours.”

Founder Simon Allen says, “With straight swap sites you’re tied to something of equal value, or to having the exact item requested. With freecycle, it’s a scramble to get to the item you’d like and it’s usually gone before you see it. So we thought we’d hit the middle ground and offer people the range of options all for just £1 per deal!”

With the possibility of an interest rate rise just around the corner, now is a great time to look for all those unwanted items, get them sold on barter bay and buy the kids something they really need. And with a £100 cash prize for trader of the month (trader of the month is the person doing most trades that month), there’s no excuse not to get going!

Simon Allen said, “This type of trading is so simple and easy it will revolutionise the way people re-cycle their unwanted goods. There’s no reason for people to miss out on what they need or want – it’s simply a way of thinking differently on how to obtain it.”

Leading care franchise Kare Plus has strengthened its franchisee support team with the appointment of two experienced managers. Nichola Pemberton has joined the organisation as Operations Manager and Angela Godsmark will head up Kare Plus’s Domicilliary Care Division.

Nichola, who has 10 years experience in healthcare recruitment as well as a background in domicilliary care, will be helping franchisees recruit high quality nurses and care workers, while Angela brings extensive experience of both the domiciliary and supported living sectors, and will be tasked with supporting franchisees in developing further growth in these lucrative areas.

“Kare Plus is probably the fastest growing care franchise in the UK,” says Managing Director Steve Welsh. “Changes in the way health and social care are being delivered post legislation in 2012 has really opened tremendous opportunities for experienced, fully accredited care providers like ourselves.

We have secured a number of major new contracts in recent months, which means our franchisees are busier than ever and so need as much support as possible; that’s why we’ve expanded our team with two highly experienced, results focused people. Nichola in particular will be out in the field, visiting franchisees to provide hands-on assistance and advice wherever it’s needed.”

He adds, “Currently we have a number of high value tenders in place for national contracts, and so we’re also looking to aggressively expand our network to meet increased demand for care services.”

Kare Plus franchisees benefit from being able to provide nurses and other medical professionals to hospitals and care homes, as well offering domiciliary services to those in need of care at home, in turn generating multiple income streams.


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