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Seabourne Express proud to be sponsoring FC Eindhoven

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FC Eindhoven is a Dutch football club based in Eindhoven, North Brabant. They currently play in the Eerste Divisie (second tier of Dutch football), and are one of two professional clubs which are based in the city of Eindhoven, the other one being PSV Eindhoven. Seabourne Express is a proud sponsor of FC Eindhoven.

Proud to be linked to the Mossbourne Federation

Sir Clive Bourne was the sponsor and the inspiration behind Mossbourne School. Following great success, the school in turn led to the creation of the Mossbourne Federation, four schools working to realise Sir Clive’s dream to provide the children of Hackney with an outstanding education;an impressive lasting legacy of which Seabourne are proud.

As well as focusing on the expansion of Seabourne, Sir Clive Bourne also dedicated a lot of time to community projects. He believed that the children of Hackney were being incorrectly blamed for the failure of schools in the borough to reach good educational standards and that the real reasons lay elsewhere. As a successful business man who grew up in Hackney, Sir Clive believed that the problem lay with the schools themselves and not with the students; he felt that the schools’ low expectations and assumptions about what Hackney children were capable of achieing were the root of the problem. “OK is good enough” was not a mantra he was prepared to put up with.

The creation of Mossbourne Academy in 2007 was the beginning of an ongoing commitment to raising educational achievement in Hackney. Built on the Hackney Downs boys’ school, the academy has achieved Ofsted’s rating of ‘outstanding’, and has seen students achieve places in high ranking universities such as Cambridge.

For the past 12 years Mossbourne has continued to demonstrate how right Sir Clive’s belief really was. Every year its students achieve extraordinary academic success. The Mossbourne approach is based on the same principles it has always adhered to: outstanding quality of teaching and learning across a broad curriculum, with high expectations of every student.

In 2015 the Mossbourne Federation opened a second secondary school in Hackney, Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy, and in 2015 two new primary schools, Mossbourne Riverside Academy (in the Olympic Park) and Mossbourne Parkside Academy.

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Mossbourne is the realisation of Sir Clive Bourne’s dream to provide the children of Hackney with an outstanding education. Mossbourne is built on a formula of high expectations, doing the simple things right, and the belief that all children can succeed.
Now with two primary and two secondary academies, the calm Mossbourne Federation schools’ working atmosphere creates well-rounded individuals who excel in the arts, on the sporting field and academically. All learners, regardless of ability, benefit from the innovative and enlightened approaches to teaching and learning they experience within the family of schools.

Lady Joy Bourne, who remains on the Board of Seabourne Group, was involved in the planning of the school with Sir Clive Bourne, and still takes an active role in the schools development as a sponsor governor. In addition, our very own Group MD, Daniel, is a member of the governors for the original Mossbourne School.

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Cosmetics Logistics, Beautifully Delivered

Cosmetics Logistics, Beautifully Delivered

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Total flexibility, complete commitment and a personal service

One of the world´s biggest home electrical suppliers contacted us with an urgent need following the purchase of stock to fulfil a large order for one of the UK’s biggest retailers. The home electrical supplier needed to supply 17,000 units of a specific model of coffee maker in time for the retailer’s January sale, but had no available UK stock. Therefore, the home electrical supplier shipped excess European stock from Germany and France to one of Seabourne’s UK facilities in order that the units could be converted to be UK compliant.

The units had European plugs on and the home electrical retailer contacted Seabourne originally on the basis we could change the plugs to a UK specification very cost effectively, as we have often done for this customer at this time of year previously. However, Seabourne were also able to assist in replacing other non UK items that came with the appliance.  We helped coordinate the inbound shipments of stock, 4 way pallets (UK standard size), leaflets to be included with the coffee makers and starter packs of coffee also to be added to each unit.

Total flexibility, complete commitment and a personal service.
Seabourne sourced legally compliant UK plugs with the correct fuses within 48 hours as well as sourcing new barcoded labels compliant with UK legislation which were printed on-site to be applied to the units once they had had their plugs changed.
Seabourne set up two production lines to utilise our skilled and qualified permanent staff effectively whilst using further temporary staff to fulfil less skilled roles. This enabled us to maximise the number of units processed each day.
All of the stock was delivered to our Seabourne facility in Northampton within 3 days of the initial request where we had all the materials and arrangements in place to be ready to begin work immediately. Seabourne completed an average of 1,200 units every day, working extended shifts and weekends and arranging for multiple collections of the reprocessed stock every day in order to meet the tight deadlines set.
Alongside changing the plugs we replaced the leaflets, relabelled the units, placed leaflets and starter packs inside and flash tested the units to ensure electrical safety. The stock was then palletised, wrapped and loaded for onward despatch. The customer was very happy with the quick turnaround and the quality of the work fulfilled, and they have since enjoyed working with us further on similar projects.

Seabourne Group and Mossbourne Community Academy

As well as focusing on the expansion of Seabourne, Sir Clive Bourne also dedicated a lot of time to community projects. The creation of Mossbourne Academy in 2004 was the beginning of an ongoing commitment to raising educational achievement in Hackney. Built on the site of Hackney Downs boys’ school, the academy has achieved Ofsted’s rating of ‘outstanding’, and has seen students achieve places in high ranking universities such as Cambridge. Lady Joy Bourne was involved in the planning of the school with Sir Clive Bourne, and still takes an active role in the school’s development as a governor. Check out this video:

Customer cases – Allibert

“Seabourne Group has been taking care of our entire logistics process since 2008”
Marcel van Oers, Transport Planner

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Allibert manufactures garden furniture for everyone who wants to get the most from the outdoors. Our wide range includes lounge sets, garden chairs and garden tables. In addition, the business provides numerous practical storage solutions. High-quality products at a competitive price!

Innovation
“Innovation is Allibert’s great strength. We have grown exponentially as a result,” says Marcel van Oers. In order to guarantee growth, it is important that Allibert can rely on a logistics partner that demonstrates a proactive and solution-oriented approach.

Collaboration with Seabourne Group
Allibert has been working in partnership with Seabourne Group since 2008. “The fact that Seabourne Group has taken over all of our logistical challenges was an important reason for us choosing Seabourne Group. A simple phone call is all it takes. What we also find very important is the quick response times, the ‘no-nonsense’ attitude and the personal touch we receive from the people at Seabourne Group. All of this culminates in a reliable partner, with which we have been working in collaboration for years, to our full satisfaction.”

*Allibert has been developing high-quality synthetic garden furniture for over 40 years. Allibert has been part of the Keter Group since 2004. As a result, Allibert has developed into a leading synthetic garden furniture manufacturer. You can find a wide range of Allibert garden furniture at Allibertwebshop.nl.  From sleek, modern garden sets to stylish Wicker lounge sets.

 

Customer cases – Van Haren Publishing

“Seabourne Group takes care of all of our logistics”
Miriam Blom, director of Van Haren Publishing

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In recent years, Van Haren Publishing has seen exceptional growth. The amount of shipments within the company has also increased significantly. For this reason, there is strong demand for a reliable international logistics partner. When it comes to warehousing and logistics, Seabourne Group is the perfect partner for Van Haren Publishing.

Van Haren Publishing is a leading international publisher, specialised in standards, best practices and methods. Van Haren Publishing operates in the following domains:
• IT Management
• Business Management
• Project Management
• Enterprise Architecture

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Miriam Blom on the collaboration with Seabourne Group: “Seabourne Group offers all logistics processes and has a fixed contact for every logistics operation. Customer service is always available and is quick to respond and adapt; this makes for very pleasant communication and collaboration.”

Seabourne Group assists Van Haren Publishing in making sure all inbound, storage and outbound processes run smoothly. “Seabourne Group’s employees stand out because of their excellent and honest advice. They are customer focussed, involved and are always willing to think in terms of solutions. In addition, Seabourne Group is a party with an extensive network, which allows us to quickly spread out our expenses all over the world, while maintaining the right quality.”

Looking to the Future
“Innovating and looking to the future. As always, these are two important aspects in the world of publishing,” Miriam Blom explains. Van Haren Publishing is still seeing growth in all disciplines. The number of available titles in various languages is increasing, but there is similar growth in publishing online e-books as well. Furthermore, Van Haren Publishing has also made its titles available in the eLibrary. With a subscription, all publications can be downloaded from the eLibrary. This allows people to always stay informed of the latest developments in their respective areas of expertise. Van Haren Publishing does not see social media as a threat, but rather as a unique opportunity to spread both knowledge and news. You can follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

With the expected growth in international parcel services, as well as the pleasant collaboration with Seabourne Group, Van Haren Publishing is very much looking forward to the future. “With Seabourne Group, our shipments, storage and distribution are in good hands. In short: Seabourne Group allows us to achieve further growth in our company,” says Miriam Blom.

* Van Haren Publishing is known for its broad distribution network, making all publications available worldwide. Van Haren Publishing publishes in 14 languages and has distribution partners in over 40 countries, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Bol.com, in addition to 700 other partners across the globe.