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Daniel Symonds

Assistant Editor
Daniel Symonds
daniel.symonds@ukimediaevents.com
Dan joined Postal and Parcel Technology International in 2014 having spent the early years of his career in the recruitment industry. As assistant editor, he now produces daily content for the website and supports the editors with the publication of each exciting new issue. When he’s not reporting on the latest logistics news, Dan can be found apprehensively planning his next DIY project for his new home.


Tara Craig

Associate Editor
Tara Craig
tara.craig@ukimediaevents.com
Tara has been a journalist for a decade and has covered everything from brewing to air cargo. She currently writes features, news and web exclusives for Passenger Terminal World, Postal and Parcel Technology International and Meteorological Technology International, in addition to editing and commissioning when time allows it. Outside work, she enjoys Pilates, volunteering and grappling, largely unsuccessfully, with the Spanish language.


Ben Sampson

Associate Editor
Ben Sampson
ben.sampson@ukimediaevents.com
Ben has worked all of his career as a journalist and editor in technology and industry magazines, covering lots of different sectors, including airports, aviation and logistics. Latterly editor of a leading engineering magazine, he brings an eye for a great story and lots of experience to the team. When he’s not editing, he’s either driving around the M25 or letting his kids drive him round the bend.


Kirstie Pickering

Assistant Editor
Kirstie Pickering
kirstie.pickering@ukimediaevents.com
Kirstie joined the team in early 2017 and brings writing, communications and client experience with her. Now an assistant editor, she produces content for magazines Passenger Terminal World and Postal and Parcel Technology International and their websites. Away from the office, you will find her struggling along the pavements of Surrey as she trains for the Great South Run, blogging on her lifestyle website or searching the internet for photos of sausage dogs.


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Video Exclusives


Nordic catches thieves stealing from moving delivery vehicles

Nordic postal operator PostNord has succeeded in catching a gang of thieves who had been stealing packages from the back of delivery trucks whilst traveling at speeds of up to 80kmph (50mph).

16 January, 2018


Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017



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Exclusive Articles

Ian Kerr founder of the Postal Hub Podcast, and Marek Różycki, managing partner at Last Mile Experts, take a closer look at the 2017 peak season. January 16, 2018 
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Matthew Robertson, co-CEO of parcel data management platform NetDespatch, examines five key trends set to shape the e-commerce industry in 2018   December 14, 2017
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Kushal Nahata, co-founder and CEO, FarEye, provides some top tips on how to avoid delivery headaches during the fast approaching Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanza   November 21, 2017
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