The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has convened its Real Estate Advisory Board, comprising leading commercial and industrial property developers and agents, to prepare a comprehensive response to two important consultations on behalf of the warehousing industry.

The first consultation, by the Government, relates to proposed changes to Business Rates, including more frequent valuations (3 yearly rather than 5 yearly), to reflect economic changes sooner and make rates fairer.

The second has been launched by UK Green Business Council and seeks feedback from relevant sectors in the built environment on its Whole Life Carbon Net Zero Roadmap, which will be published in time for UK’s hosting of COP26 in November 2021.

Commenting on the consultations, UKWA CEO Clare Bottle says, “Both these issues will affect the businesses of our members and as the voice of the industry, we felt it important to gather views from major influencers in order to prepare an informed, coherent response to each consultation. Advice and input from the real estate sector as well as UKWA board members was extremely valuable and we are pleased to be able to contribute to the process.”

She adds, “Sustainability is high on our agenda, and while transport accounts for 25% of carbon emission, 11% is from embodied carbon in the built environment. Therefore, as part of that built environment, it is important that the warehousing industry steps up to take our share of responsibility for achieving Net Zero by 2050.”


See full response to UK Green Business Council Consultation here>


Pictured: Clare Bottle, UKWA CEO

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UK Warehousing Association

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) is Britain’s leading trade organisation representing the warehousing and third-party logistics (3PL) sector.  The association’s 800+ member companies operate some 12 million square metres of warehousing from around 2000 depots across the UK. For more details, visit





Kbb and merchant service provider Simon Acres Group (SAGL) has supported the BacZac annual golf day by sponsoring one of the holes. The Northampton based charity works with young people with cancer and their families.

Ben Paine Director of Simon Acres Recruitment attended the day and has previously raised money for the charity with a sponsored run and cycle ride, he says, “The Covid pandemic has been devastating for BacZac. The money raised from the golf day will help this special charity fulfil the legacy of very brave young man who sadly lost his own brave and courageous battle.

”The charity offers practical help via meal vouchers and grants and is looking to raise enough money for a respite home. This would provide holiday accommodation for families with a young adult suffering from cancer, possibly one last trip away as a family, or to aid a bereaved family.”

To find out more about the BacZac charity visit the Facebook page or the website here.


Pictured: Ben Paine Director at Simon Acres Recruitment



One of the world’s leading transportation and freight forwarding specialists, Asia Pacific focused Dimerco Express Group, is celebrating 50 years since establishing its first operating unit in Taipei in 1971, as an air transportation service provider.

Today, half a century later, Dimerco defines itself as a mobile intelligence logistics service provider operating across all transportation modes, with a global network encompassing 160+ operating units, 80+ contract logistics operations, and 200+ strategic partner agents throughout China, India, Asia Pacific, North America and Europe.

Although ongoing COVID-19 restrictions have prevented the company from hosting a live event to celebrate its half-century, Dimerco has marked the milestone with the unveiling of a dynamic new website, which is linked to the company’s market leading Dimerco Value Plus System® via a range of new features, and a commemorative video that reflects Dimerco’s impressive growth and many accolades over the years.

The latest of these achievements include certification of the highest level of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status across China and recognition by Great Place To Work® (GPTW) in USA, Singapore and Vietnam.

Mr. Jeffrey Shih, the Chief Executive Management (CEM) of Dimerco said, “Dimerco has always attributed its ongoing success to a committed and loyal workforce, with professionalism, teamwork and flexibility for our customers at its heart. Accordingly, being accredited by Great Place to Work (GPTW) during our Anniversary year, as well as receiving AEO’s Advanced Certified Enterprise (ACE) status award in China, has been welcomed with pride by the company.”

GPTW is a global authority in workplace culture and leads the industry with its rigorous, data-based Great Place to Work Trust Model™ for quantifying employee experience since 1992 which has surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world. While Dimerco is now certified by GPTW in USA, Singapore and Vietnam, the company aims to achieve wider certification in more countries around the world over the coming months.

The certification of ACE status is significant for Dimerco as increasingly multi-national companies doing business in China are required to have full AEO accreditation. In being recognized as an ACE, Dimerco can reduce customs clearance time with priority treatment and special privileges to secure supply chain processes on imports into China – a valuable benefit for Dimerco’s customers.

Mr. Shih concludes on behalf of Dimerco, “By embracing digital freight forwarding and enhancing logistics technology, we have maintained our position as one of the most innovative companies in our sector. We are proud of the tremendous progress our team has made over the years and are grateful for the continued support of our strategic partners and the trust we enjoy from our customers. In our 50th year, we look back at our achievements as well as looking forward to helping customers ship smarter and succeed in this dynamic, global marketplace.”

Dimerco’s commemorative anniversary logo features three V-shaped symbols, which in Chinese reflects the character for ‘people’ and in English stands for Dimerco’s Value Plus System®. All are closely circled together to represent Dimerco’s global IT reach and its people-based professional services.
Photo Caption: Dimerco celebrates 50-year milestone and looks forward to helping customers ship smarter and succeed in this dynamic, global marketplace.

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