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Blink & You’ll Miss It…

There’s no denying it. Christmas is just around the corner. The streets are illuminated with fairy lights, the shops are filled with the sound of Mariah Carey and Michael Buble, and my newsfeed is packed with photos of elves doing unspeakable things.   But where did the rest of the year go? It seems like only last month we were …

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Could China’s New Record-Breaking Bridge Change The World?

The world is changing. There’s no denying that. From smartphones to Alexa, technology is now integrated into every aspect of our lives and more is on the way. But it’s not only technology that can change the world. The President of China, President Xi Jinping, recently raised the curtain on a multi-billion dollar project to build a bridge between Hong …

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Why I Went To Amsterdam To Make Some “Special Friends”

Ok, it’s not what you think! I’ve just returned from my trip to Amsterdam to attend the Atlas Global Logistics Network Conference. Each year this conference brings people together from all around the world. We spend 3 full days together, networking, learning and having fun. But before you think I’ve been off on a jolly, let me explain. Business is …

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What Is Your Company’s Best Kept Secret?

If I asked you what Millennium do, what would you say? My guess is that you’d say we’re sea freight experts who do container shipments. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But that’s not the whole picture. Did you know that we also move a huge amount of cargo through Europe by road? Are you aware that we provide air freight …

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How to Stay Strong in Uncertain Times

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last two years, you’ll know that the UK is leaving the European Union. (Well apparently but personally I am not so sure !!) So whether you’re an optimistic Brexiter or a stout Remainer, it doesn’t really matter. If Brexit is coming, it will change things. The problem is, no one seems …

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The Art of Staying Focused

After a long, hot summer and with Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to talk about focus. As a business owner, there is no one telling you what to do and when to do it. There is no one holding you accountable or kicking your ass when you miss a deadline. A lot …

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The Curse Of The Well-Travelled

As you probably know my work can take me all around the world. Meeting customers, suppliers, partners and the like. Making new connections and building relationships with everyone we work with, is a huge part of what makes Millennium what it is. Over the last 12 months alone I’ve been to Asia, Europe, Malaysia and more. I love exploring the …

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50 Years Since Containers Changed The World – What’s Next?

When the first shipping container was invented in 1956, by American trucker, Malcolm Mc Lean, it took a little while for the concept to get fully adopted. It wasn’t until the late 60s they really started to gain some traction, but even then, many considered it to be too risky an investment because “it would never catch on”. Fast forward …

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Chadd’s Going To Amsterdam…

Amsterdam is famous for its red-light district and “Coffee Shops”. So, you might be wondering why I’m publicising my trip there? Well I hate to disappoint but I’m not that kind of party animal. I’m not heading to Amsterdam to party this month, I’m going for something much more exciting instead! This year’s Atlas and Alfa Logistics Network Annual Conference. …

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DO You REALLY Love What You Do?

This year was a big year for my family. My youngest daughter completed her exams and finished school. So earlier this summer we decided to make the most of being able to travel during the school term and took an early family holiday. We booked 2 weeks in Lanzarote, in a lovely resort by the sea. It had great restaurants, …

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