Goodbye Mr Kierton...
Over £1500 raised for the Railway Benefit Fund at his final farewell party

By Laura Bennett
02 July 2018 15:20:47



On Friday 29th June we bid farewell to David Kierton, Director Business Collaboration, who has retired from the business after 26 years service....

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Tough Mudder Challenge raised over £1250 by Unipart Rail and Porterbrook
Staff from Unipart Rail and Porterbrook combined in a unique way for local charities

By Paul Markwell
31 May 2018 06:36:24



Staff from Unipart Rail and Porterbrook combined in a unique way for a Tough Mudder Challenge to raise over £1,000 for a local Doncaster Junior Rugby club charity and also donate £260 to the Rainbows Children’s Hospice based in Derby. Twenty-eight members of the two companies joined together to run ...

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Unipart Rail continues to support the Railway Benefit Fund
with a raffle at their recent Business Collaboration Dinner

By Nicola Holt
31 May 2018 13:01:08



The Railway Benefit Fund is a local charity which supports all members of the Railway family during challenging / difficult times whether through health issues or financial hardship....

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Understanding how Digital Technology is transforming the Supply Chain
and how Unipart Rail are embracing Digital Solutions for the Supply Chain

By Nicola Holt
30 May 2018 15:52:16



Digital technology has been transforming business practices and processes for some time and the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is having a huge impact on all commercial sectors including the rail industry. The increasing expectations of passengers and government regulators are providing the impetus for t...

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British Safety Council Award
Distinction in Manufacturing Safety

By Dave Tilmouth
02 May 2018 09:39:54



We are thrilled to have been awarded a distinction in the British Safety Council Awards on 27th April....

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New IRSE Chairman Announced
for the Midland and North Western Section

By Nicola Holt
13 April 2018 12:31:01



Park Signalling’s Business Development Director, Ian Allison, has been appointed as the next Chairman of the Midland & North Western Section, for the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) for the 2018 to 2019 session....

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Thumbs up, emissions down!
2017 Energy and Waste Figures are in!

By Dave Tilmouth
12 February 2018 09:50:19



Corporate responsibility is very important to us - and huge reductions in our energy usages over the last four years mean that we are lessening our impact on the environment. And we've also reported big reductions in waste generation....

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Supporting our local rugby team
Unipart Rail sponsors Crewe & Nantwich RUFC

By Laura Bennett
02 February 2018 11:20:49



At Unipart Rail, we are dedicated to supporting our local community through engagement and investment. We encourage all of our employees to get involved and recognise the personal ‘payback’ in terms of wellbeing, that can be achieved through involvement in community and charity activity....

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Over £12k raised for charity in 2017
Employee fundraising activities

By Laura Bennett
01 February 2018 16:46:01



During 2017 Unipart Rail employees raised over £12,000 that was distributed across a number of charities, both local and national....

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Providing opportunities for young engineers
through our work Experience programme at our York Service Centre

By Laura Bennett
25 January 2018 11:42:48



At our Service Centre in York, we have an excellent Work Experience programme which has enabled us to work with some excellent and talented individuals, as well as providing us with the opportunity to establish strong relationships with local schools and colleges....

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Unipart Rail Crewe and York teams raise over £4k for charity
Fundraising activities in 2017

By Laura Bennett
28 December 2017 12:12:02



During 2017, the Unipart Rail team in Crewe have been supporting a number of employee nominated charities, raising over £4000 in total....

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Unipart Rail joins forces with IKEA and Go Outdoors to help homeless in Doncaster this Christmas
Charity committee have been working very hard to relieve the hardship and suffering of those in the community

By Paul Markwell
21 December 2017 14:39:04



Unipart Rail have teamed up with IKEA Distribution Centre and Go Outdoors to support the "Churches Together in Central Doncaster Homeless Group" to provide some of the items needed for a Christmas Day dinner arranged for the homeless and vulnerable people in the local community at St Peter in Chains...

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Unipart Rail needs you!
We are recruiting for a wide range of vacancies

By Laura Bennett
13 October 2017 15:27:35



At Unipart Rail, we pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding customer requirements by delivering a comprehensive portfolio of products, services and solutions for the rail industry....

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Tom Haynes takes on the ultimate challenge
for Cancer Research UK

By Graham Scott
11 October 2017 11:20:56



Mechanical Design Engineer at Unipart Dorman Tom Haynes is doing not one but two feats of endurance back to back in order to raise money for a charity which he holds dear – Cancer Research UK....

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Unipart Rail sites achieve Swords of Honour
British Safety Council recognises our achievements

By Dave Tilmouth
19 October 2017 07:46:32



We are thrilled that our sites in Doncaster, Southport and Crewe have achieved the British Safety Council's prestigious Sword of Honour award....

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Electric Car charging point installed at Unipart Rail's Doncaster office
Charging point for electric and hybrid cars for use by visitors and staff

By Paul Markwell
02 October 2017 16:05:41



Two new charging points have been installed at Unipart Rail's Doncaster office for use by visitors and staff who have electric or hybrid cars....

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Unipart Rail supports the RailSport Games 2017
And wins some medals in the process!

By Laura Bennett
25 July 2017 16:43:14



Since the early 1990s, RailSport has been encouraging railway staff to reignite their long-held hopes of sporting glory and compete to be crowned the industry’s best....

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Unipart wins Digital award at the Responsible Business Awards
Fujitsu Award for Responsible Business in the Digital Age

By Laura Bennett
06 July 2017 10:31:05



Unipart Group was delighted to be announced the winner of the ‘Fujitsu Award for Responsible Business in the Digital Age’ at the 2017 Business in the Community, Responsible Business Awards, held on Tuesday 4th July 2017....

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Getting Behind RBF!
Fundraising for The Railway Benefit Fund

By Nicola Holt
08 June 2017 10:11:34



At the recent Business Collaboration Dinner the Unipart Rail team organised a raffle raising £1235 for The Railway Benefit Fund. #BehindRBF...

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Highest safety award for Unipart Rail!
Outstanding achievement for the team

By Dave Tilmouth
16 June 2017 11:47:45



At the British Safety Council Awards on 5th May, Unipart Rail was awarded a Distinction for our focused and structured approach to ensuring safety in our operations....

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Cycling for Bloodwise
at Unipart Dorman

By Nicola Holt
15 May 2017 14:49:56



Le Tour D'Ouest Lancashire has been successfully completed by 15 cyclists at Unipart Dorman, Southport. The team undertook the challenge to raise money for Bloodwise. ...

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Crewe Teams Raise Cash for CRY
Colleague events raise £628.22

By Dave Tilmouth
08 May 2017 11:50:19



On 5th May, we were very pleased to hand Dave Hughes a cheque for £628.22 - fund raised by colleagues at the Unipart Rail Crewe site for the CRY charity....

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Unipart Rail Crewe wins 'Best in Group'
At this years Unipart Way Awards

By Laura Bennett
02 May 2017 16:44:05



Unipart Rail in Crewe has been recognised as Best in Group at this year's Unipart Way Awards which were held on Thursday 27th April....

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Taking on the London Marathon for Queenscourt Hospice
Will raises a fantastic £1500 for the charity

By Laura Bennett
27 April 2017 08:47:34



Back in March we published a story about one of our employees, Will Cookson, Commercial Account Manager at Unipart Dorman, who was planning to run the London Marathon in aid of Queenscourt Hospice in Southport. ...

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Going the Extra Mile (or 26...)
for Queenscourt Hospice

By Graham Scott
13 March 2017 11:38:02



We often hear about people going the extra mile for charity, but in the case of Will Cookson who is the Traffic Sector Commercial Account Manager at Unipart Dorman, it should be ‘goes the extra 26’ as Will is in training for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon to be held on 23 April 2017....

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Waste not.....
Reduced Waste and Energy Uses

By Dave Tilmouth
10 March 2017 09:59:51



It's an economic benefit to reduce energy usage, but it's also environmentally sound. We've been working hard to reduce our energy usage and now the results are in we're delighted to announce that 2016 was one of our best years for improvements!...

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Materials Reclamation
De-mobilising Warehousing and Stores

By Dave Tilmouth
21 February 2017 13:42:36



When Alstom were planning to de-mobilise their Peterborough stores, they turned to Unipart Rail to manage the process....

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Unipart Rail Infrastructure raises over £4k for charity
Fundraising activities in 2016

By Laura Bennett
17 January 2017 15:20:10



During 2016, the Unipart Rail Infrastructure teams raised over £4000 for a number of employee nominated charities. This figure exceeds the original fundraising target of £2,500....

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The Doncaster Cream Tea!
Another successful charity event from the Traction & Rolling Stock charity team

By Dave Tilmouth
29 September 2016 15:17:49



The Traction and Rolling Stock Charity Team at Unipart Rail held its first Cream Tea event in Doncaster this month....

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'Bangers for BEN' shows off car at Crewe
Crewe staff sign car

By Dave Tilmouth
22 August 2016 12:19:28



Deep in the heart of Cheshire, the sun shone brightly as our Crewe site was visited by Unipart’s own entry for the ‘Bangers for BEN’ charity event...

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Raising funds for Bliss
supporting families and babies who are born too soon..

By Nicola Holt
20 July 2016 09:25:48



Bliss was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned parents who discovered that no hospital had all the equipment it needed to safely care for premature and sick babies.



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Supporting Scotty’s Little Soldiers
Our chosen charity which provides opportunities for armed forces children

By Graham Scott
18 July 2016 14:49:50



Unipart Dorman is proud to have the charity ‘Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ as its supported charity for Q3 2016. The charity provides opportunities for armed forces children who have lost a parent in action such as holidays at one of its Scotty Lodges and by providing gifts or special experiences to hel...

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Unipart Group scoops coveted wellbeing award at Responsible Business Awards
for Unipart WorkWell

By Laura Bennett
12 July 2016 12:33:02



Unipart Group, was last night named the winner of the Bupa Wellbeing at work award in Business in the Community’s 2016 Responsible Business Awards held at the O2 in London....

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Taking on the Delamere Commando Trail!
Raising money for the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline

By Laura Bennett
11 July 2016 09:52:43



Anna Jones, Assistant Accountant at Unipart Rail is currently training hard for the 10k Delamere Commando Trailchallenge, which is taking place on Sunday 17th July....

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Supporting the Broughton Castle Sportive
and raising money for Breast Cancer Now

By Laura Bennett
06 July 2016 12:19:28



Paul Bentley, Logistics Space and Planning Manager at Unipart Rail is taking part in the ‘Broughton Castle Sportive’ this weekend - a 50 mile bike ride around the Oxfordshire Countryside on Sunday 10th July....

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A Royal Appointment
Unipart Manufacturing Group MD appointed as Ambassador for Industrial Cadets

By Laura Bennett
27 June 2016 10:20:54



Six prominent industry leaders - including Unipart's Manufacturing Group MD - have been appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales as Ambassadors for the Industrial Cadets initiative, a workplace experience accreditation which assists the future skills supply to UK Industry, especially the manufacturing a...

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Our latest Unipart WorkWell Event
Supporting the Health & Wellbeing of our Employees

By Laura Bennett
23 June 2016 11:21:09



he latest Unipart WorkWell Health and Wellbeing Event event was held at our Crewe site on Thursday 16th June.

Unipart WorkWell is designed to help our people take personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and to improve quality of life and promote health and wellbeing across the wo...

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Unipart Rail supports Porterbrook charity cycle ride
Rail workers ride to raise £2k for children’s charity

By Dave Tilmouth
09 June 2016 13:02:20



Unipart Rail was proud to support Porterbrook in their recent cycle ride from Derby to London. A team of hardy employees from Derby cycled 136 miles to London as preparation for an even more gruelling endurance race later this summer....

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Logistics partner Bibby wins award
Bibby has been awarded the Motor Transport 'Low Carbon' Award 2016

By Dave Tilmouth
31 May 2016 08:48:03



The award, which covers their full fleet, is a recognition of the many initiatives that will lead to a reduction of 4282 tonnes of CO2 over the next five years....

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Bubble Rush Fun Run!
Raising money for St Luke's Hospice

By Laura Bennett
23 May 2016 10:07:34



Gemma Taylor, Assistant Commercial and Administration Manager at Unipart Rail, recently took part in the Oulton Park Bubble Rush in Cheshire - the fun run through bubbles!...

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Best in class!
Unipart Rail and Unipart Dorman win at the Unipart Way Awards

By Laura Bennett
19 May 2016 15:27:27



At this year’s Unipart Way award ceremony, which took place on Tuesday 17th May, both Unipart Rail and Unipart Dorman were delighted to win a number of awards across multiple categories....

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The latest challenge from the Unipart Dorman Wheelers
67 mile bike ride to raise money for Bliss Charity

By Laura Bennett
16 May 2016 15:52:52



The Unipart Dorman Wheelers completed their latest challenge this weekend, cycling from Southport to Blackpool (and back again) – all to raise money for the charity Bliss. 15 cyclists and 2 support crew completed the 67 mile journey from the Unipart Dorman site in Southport to Blackpool and back on ...

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We've just launched our new Corporate Responsibility brochure
Read about what we've done

By Dave Tilmouth
27 April 2016 12:27:00



Corporate Responsibility (CR) is more important now than it ever has been - and we're working hard to make sure we're amongst the best in the business....

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Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company Launches
We're thrilled to be involved

By Dave Tilmouth
22 April 2016 12:28:39



Hannah Papadopolous represents Unipart Rail at the House of Lords event...

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Unipart scores 100% in Responsible Business Index
This puts us at the top of the Corporate Responsibility Index

By Laura Bennett
22 April 2016 11:19:10



Unipart Group has scored 100% in the Business in the Community 2016 Corporate Responsibility Index - the UK’s leading benchmark of responsible business.



Unipart has been awarded five stars - the highest rating possible - for a second year in a row....

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Triple deck trailers reduce road miles
Saving fuel, reducing road miles, reduced environmental impact

By Dave Tilmouth
22 March 2016 09:56:30



To decrease the number of trips the Unipart Rail fleet undertakes, Bibby Distribution has added seven 13.6m triple-deck trailers, which are used for the distribution of specialised train components. ...

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DiesoLiFT proven to reduce NOx and particulate emissions
Recent studies have shown NOx reductions of 8% and a decrease in smoke and particulate emissions of 24% to 45%.

By Dave Tilmouth
21 March 2016 09:41:20



Unipart Rail has conducted a number of field trial in the road and rail sectors that have proved that DiesoLiFT, as part of the Fuel Efficiency Management (FEM) solution....

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5 star result from RISQS Audit!
Crewe site achieves top ranking

By Dave Tilmouth
03 March 2016 11:39:25



Zero non-conformities leads to 5 star award...

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Supporting young people with the Crewe Pledge
Mock Apprentice Assessment Centre held in Crewe

By Laura Bennett
19 February 2016 10:00:14



Unipart Rail are working closely with the Crewe Pledge, which aims to foster a collaboration between schools, colleges, businesses and organisations in the local area with a single aim in mind – to help young people with the transition from education into employment....

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Indoor Triathlon raises over £1600 for the British Red Cross
14 staff from Unipart Rail’s specialist consultancy team involved

By Dave Tilmouth
26 January 2016 10:44:12



Unipart Rail’s specialist consultancy team organised for their 14 staff to participate in an Indoor Triathlon to raise over £1600 for South Yorkshire Red Cross on Friday 22nd of January. The event took place in Unipart Rail’s offices In Doncaster and was supported by Nuffield Health who supplied the...

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Charity Fundraising Reaches the Next Level
from the team at Unipart Dorman

By Nicola Holt
12 January 2016 11:53:48



Well done to all our team members who have raised an impressive £3800 for local charities....

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We wish you a Merry Christmas....
Carol singing and fundraising in Doncaster

By Laura Bennett
21 December 2015 11:32:13



Christmas officially landed at the Unipart Rail site in Doncaster on Friday 18th December - with Carol singing, Christmas Jumpers and Reindeer Headgear on show!...

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Happy Christmas Jumper Day!
Raising money for Text Santa

By Laura Bennett
21 December 2015 09:49:29



The Unipart Rail site in Crewe was a very festive place on Friday 18th December as staff entered into the Christmas spirit and raised money for a fantastic cause by taking part in Text Santa's official Christmas Jumper Day!...

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Fund Raising for Alder Hey Hospital
with Christmas Jumpers at Unipart Dorman

By Nicola Holt
16 December 2015 15:33:33



The team at Unipart Dorman have been celebrating the festive season today, whilst remembering those less fortunate by taking part in our Christmas Jumper day and joining in the company Christmas raffle. ...

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Having a (Railway) Ball
Helping raise funds for the Railway Children

By Dave Tilmouth
08 December 2015 16:16:52



Unipart Rail supports the work of The Railway Children charity at the Railway Ball...

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Improving Rural Road Safety
with VAS signage from Unipart Dorman

By Nicola Holt
28 October 2015 13:00:23



Three people died on country roads every day last year....

With over 1000 people killed and over 9000 seriously injured on our country roads in 2014, highlighting the dangers ahead and making our roads safer is paramount*....

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Supporting Cyclists Fighting Cancer
The team present a cheque for £2015 to the charity

By Laura Bennett
20 July 2015 10:24:59



Over the last 3 months, Unipart Dorman have been raising money for Cyclists Fighting Cancer through a variety of activities including a bike ride, a blind auction and a number of raffles.

The team raised a fantastic amount through personal donations and via the justgiving webpage and were delighted ...

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Raising the ‘BIKE’ with Fundraising
£2015 raised for Cyclists Fighting Cancer

By Nicola Holt
08 July 2015 15:09:54



During the first half of 2015, Dave Jones our Production Engineering and Product Assurance Manager took up a fundraising challenge.

Dave identified Cyclists Fighting Cancer as a charity he’d like to support and created a plan of a number of activities that could be arranged to raise funds for this w...

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Supporting the Queenscourt Hospice
Generous donation presented to the charity

By Laura Bennett
04 June 2015 13:12:22



Unipart Dorman have presented a cheque for £300.00 to the Queenscourt Hospice charity.

The charity provides support for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancs. Caring for patients with serious illnesses, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life at each new stage. Support is...

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Raising funds for the Railway Benefit Fund
Supporting their work with rail employees and their families

By Dave Tilmouth
15 May 2015 08:54:46



During our customer dinner held during RailTex we held a raffle, raising a total of £767. Pictured accepting the cheque on the Unipart Dorman stand at Railtex is Tim Shoveller - Chairman of RBF and MD of the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance from David Kierton - Director Business Collaboration...

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Success for Unipart Dorman Wheelers
£1,200 raised for Cyclists Fighting Cancer

By Laura Bennett
11 May 2015 23:23:45



On Saturday 9th May, the “Dorman Wheelers” cycling team set off from Crewe at 9am. After a 100km journey (a little bit more for one of the sub-teams who took a couple of diversions!), all 14 riders cycled safely into Southport arriving about 4pm for a well earned refreshment at the Thatch and Thistl...

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Unipart Gets Top Marks in Responsible Business Index
99% score achieved

By Dave Tilmouth
20 April 2015 11:25:31



Unipart Group, one of Europe’s leading private manufacturing, logistics and consultancy companies, is one of only a handful of companies to receive a five star rating in the Business in the Community 2015 Corporate Responsibility Index - the UK’s leading benchmark of responsible business.

Today’s an...

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Unipart Rail supports new international procurement initiative
Railsponsible is focused on sustainable procurement

By Dave Tilmouth
12 March 2015 08:34:00



Unipart Rail, as the leading Traction Rolling Stock supply chain management business in the UK was one of a select few invited to the launch of Railsponsible in Utrecht on the 4th March. The event, hosted by the Dutch train operator, NS, included other major European operators such as Deutsche Bahn ...

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