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Jim Davidson and the TLP Staff

Pallet Track 2017 Gala Evening Presented By Jim Davidson

This years Pallet Track Annual Gala Evening was Presented by the legendary comedian Jim Davidson. We all had such a fantastic day and partied on and on and on


Anita, Kate, Martyn, Holly, Jenny

Introducing ‘Team Bowers’, Anita, Kate, Martyn, Holly, Jenny



Best Behaviour was the order of the day, but the night…… was for fun, so much fun






Work hard, play harder. That’s the mantra we live by





Depot Of The Year 2017 and 99% Delivery and Performance






TLP Wins two Awards. Regional Depot Of The Year 2017 For Central and East Areas and Performance Award For Achieving Above 99% Delivery Performance Over The Last 12 Months

Holly and Kate

Holly and Kate









Champagne, Awards, Music and a fantastic atmosphere. What more do you need other than more Champagne



Presentation Stage


Dad and Daughters

Dad and Daughters














I’m so proud of my team and my family. It’s our strength that enables us to deliver the goods and get the job done. Here’s to another record breaking year









This superb evening was a fantastic event and as usual everyone attending had a wonderful and eventful day. We Laughed, Smiled and Chilaxed and we won awards too. Bring it on 2018, were primed and ready for more

Jim Davidson and the TLP Staff

Jim Davidson, Holly Bowers, Jenny Bowers, Kate Bowers, Anita Bowers, Martyn Bowers, Mark Pulford

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Christmas 2017




Its getting to be that time of year already and Santa is getting ready for the big day again. As we are sometimes
called upon to help out the ‘Big Fella’ all our staff get seriously involved with Christmas Spirit and turn into little Santa helpers. They just can’t help themselves Santas Hatso if you see enthuiastic elves running about the office or driving the fork lifts and truck don’t be alarmed, they can’t help it


Now because of the Christmas Festivities we have some important dates for you to be aware of, please see below:-


Last day for Next Day is the 21st December
Last day for Economy is the 20th December
TLP Offices reopen 2nd January 2018


happy christmas owls

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October 2017, one of our busiest months, ever


We’ve been very busy and we thanks everyone


2017 was one of our busiest months, ever. We’d like to thanks all our Customers, Partners and Staff for helping us achieve this massive month.

Everyone at TLP Group look forward to receiving more and more freight as out super efficient  facility just loves processing freigh quickly, efficiently and accurately



Many thanks again to everyone and bring it on for next month too and lets see if we can record bash again


Hystackers forklift

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Pictured at  The TLP Group, Excellence House/Dalewood Rd, Newcastle ST5 9QHare left to right are Martyn Bowers 46 yrs, Kate Bowers 22 yrs, Holly Bowers 20 yrs,  and William Bowers 71 yrs.

William is Martyn dad and Holly and Kate are Martyn daughters.

Every member of this family hold a class 1 HGV license..

Safe Driving For Life, Holly Bowers is Interviewed is a website Produced in partnership with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Safe Driving for Life is a one-stop information resource for all drivers and riders, from beginners to professional instructors.

In a recent Safe Driving For Life Website article, Women of the Road Part 2: The LGV Driver, Our driver Holly Bowers is Interviewed. Please see the article below and visit  for more information.

Please see a copy of this article below:-

Safe Driving for Life – DanEMG ,March 9, 2017 – 11:41

In the second of our series of blogs celebrating women who work in the driving industry, we meet Holly Bowers from Staffordshire.

At only 20, Holly became the youngest woman to qualify as a large goods vehicle (LGV) driver. She told us how she got there and what it’s like being a female lorry driver.

So, Holly, what made you want to become a lorry driver?Holly and family

To be honest, I never in a million years thought I would become a lorry driver. I used to work with racehorses as a stable hand and work rider. Sadly, I was thrown from a horse in February 2016 and shattered my ankle.
I was unable to ride horses again.

After six months’ recovery I found myself with no job to go into. Then, as I already had my forklift licence from a few years back, my dad kindly offered me work at the family firm, unloading pallets.

Can you tell us how you got your licences and how long you’ve been driving?

I started off doing a few deliveries in the 3.5 tonne truck, which I absolutely loved! That led me to go for my category C (rigid lorry) licence in October 2016. Then my dad persuaded me to go for my C+E (articulated lorry) licence in December. The size of the lorry was a little daunting at first, but after about 30 minutes of driving the
artic I loved it!

So, I’ve been a lorry driver for about three months.

How do you find being a woman in this profession?

I find that I get a lot of attention from the other drivers when I get to delivery points. It’s such a male-oriented profession that they’re often surprised to see me emerging from the cab! I get lots of praise and congratulations on my achievement.

Have attitudes towards you changed since you started? If so, how?

Well, I’ve only been doing this for a few months, so I haven’t really seen any changes. A lot of people I meet are impressed to see a female driver and do respect me for it. If anything, I tend to get preferential treatment at delivery points. For example, I tend to queue-jump a lot of the time, ha ha!

What’s the best thing about your job?

I love being the biggest vehicle on the road. And I really enjoy meeting and speaking to new people.

Also, I work with my family. My older sister Kate (22) works for the family firm, then of course there’s my dad. In fact, Kate and I are the third generation of LGV drivers, as our Grandad, William, started this business 27 years ago.

How do you think we can encourage more women into commercial driving?

Men tend to think that they’re the better sex when it comes to driving. I beg to differ. We women need to get together and prove them wrong!

Also, I think articles like this will help. Young women need to see other young women succeeding in this industry to know that it’s a possibility. Driving a lorry isn’t just for Yorkie-chomping middle-aged men. That’s just a stereotype which Kate and I – and other women in commercial driving – are smashing to bits.

If you’re interested in becoming an LGV driver, visit GOV.UK, where it explains how to get your licence.

And here’s some food for thought about LGV drivers, which may spur you on to challenge that stereotype:

  • 92 percent of the 400,000 people holding an LGV licence are men.
  • More than 60 percent of LGV drivers are aged 45 years or over (compared with 35 percent in the general working-age population).
  • About 1 percent of LGV drivers are under 25.
  • In 2010, only 3 percent of the road-haulage workforce in England was from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.

(Source: Transport Committee)

You can watch Holly in action here when she was interviewed by BBC Midland Today News in February 2017

TLP Group are committed to Safety at all times and we actively invest in our employees to deliver a better, safer and professional service. Just another example why TLP Group are the Number One National Pallet Distribution Company.


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Ride The Night 2017

Woman V Cancer Ride The Night 2017

Our Girls Jenny and Kate are at it again. They just can’t stop.

They’ve signed up again to enter the fantastic charity event ‘Woman V Cancer Ride The Night 2017’

London Eye

Cycle 100km through London at night to raise funds to fight woman’s cancers.

You can support the girls at come on and donate.


The biggest female cycling event in the UK
Jenny Riding A Bike On The London Eye







Supported Charities

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Hystackers forklift

New Hyundai Fork Lift Trucks By Hystackers

TLP a pleased to announce our new fleet of  LPG and 3W Electric forklifts supplied by Hystackers of Stone in Staffordshire.

Hystackers forklift

Martyn Bowers Operations Director said “We’ve been a service customer of Hystackers for a number of years and when it came to upgrading our forklifts Hystackers were my preferred choice. We have used Hystackers for a number of years and the support we have received has always been 1st class”.

Our Hyundai 20L-7A LPG machine is used for the loading / unloading of the double decked trailers in our busy warehouse and the small compact `5BTR-9 three wheeled electric forklift is used in confined areas such as underneath our mezzanine floor.

Hystackers forklift

You can contact Hystackers on:-

Unit 7 Emerald Way
Stoke Business Park
ST15 0SR

Telephone 01785 286 200 or email
Website www.hystackers.comHyundai logo

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Hollie Bowers Midland Today TV News

TLP Group’s Holly Bowers On Midlands Today TV News

Haulage firms in the Midlands say a chronic shortage of qualified lorry drivers is costing them millions in lost trade. Operators say they urgently need to attract ‘young blood’ as the majority of HGV drivers are approaching retirement. But one Staffordshire firm, TLP Group, is trying to buck the trend.

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Pictured at  The TLP Group, Excellence House/Dalewood Rd, Newcastle ST5 9QHare left to right are Martyn Bowers 46 yrs, Kate Bowers 22 yrs, Holly Bowers 20 yrs,  and William Bowers 71 yrs.

William is Martyn dad and Holly and Kate are Martyn daughters.

Every member of this family hold a class 1 HGV license..

Sisters become family’s third generation of lorry drivers

Two sisters have become the third generation of their family to qualify as lorry drivers.

Holly and Kate Bowers have followed dad Martyn and Kate and Holly Bowers, with dad Martyn and grandad William.grandad William in becoming HGV drivers for family firm TLP Group.

And 20-year-old Holly is believed to be one of the youngest women to ever obtain a class one licence, allowing her to drive the heaviest goods vehicles.

Holly, from Talke, had previously worked as a racehorse trainer, but when she was thrown from a horse and shattered her ankle last July she was told she was never be able to ride again.

She then decided to follow her older sister Kate into the family business, initially obtaining her forklift and scissor lift licences, and now becoming an HGV driver.

Holly said: “I was so chuffed and surprised to pass my class one. It was difficult.

“I wanted to work with racehorses but after the bad accident, I couldn’t ride again.

“So my dad offered me this job, and I passed my class one last month.”

Kate, aged 22, from Smallthorne, obtained her class one licence last July.

She said: “I was surprised to get my class one licence as I found it difficult to get my class two, but I feel very happy about it.

“I started at TLP when I was in college, washing the trucks. Then I became full-time.

“I think it’s good because it’s a small family business.”

Grandad William, who founded Newcastle-based distribution company TLP 27 years ago, says Holly is a ‘natural’ lorry driver.

The 72-year-old, from Newcastle, said: “One of the things that excites me is that Holly did not join us until July. She loved her job training racehorses.

“But she has passed her licences in a very short space of time – she’s a natural.”

William’s son Martyn has been a lorry driver for 25 years, and is now a director of TLP Group.

The 46-year-old, from Hartshill, said: “Dad needed some help with the business so the family became involved, and in the last five years my daughters have become involved as well.

“Few HGV drivers are young people, and there is a demand for people with the licence.

“We didn’t think they would pass because the test is so intense, with 40 hours training for class two, and an additional 20 hours for class one.”

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More than 600 cyclists sign up for Dougie Mac bike ride

MORE than 600 cyclists have signed up to take part in a bike ride for one of Stoke-on-Trent’s best-loved charities.

They will set off BIKE RIDE: From left, Jodie Goodwin, warehouse manager Kevin Corden and office clerk Jenny Bowers. Inset, Jodie’s gran Barbara Bradley. Picture: Leanne Bagnallfrom Michelin Athletic Club in Stoke before pedalling 10km, 55km or 150km to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

And among those taking part in the event this month will be Jodie Goodwin.

The 32-year-old was inspired to sign up after her step-grandmother, Barbara Bradley, from Longton, used the Hospice at Home care before losing her fight against cancer 10 years ago.

 She will be joined by her colleagues from Newcastle-based TLP Group.

‘The care that she received was amazing’

Warehouse manager Jodie, from Newcastle, said: “It’s something they do every year and they encouraged me to get involved.

“I thought it would be nice to do it in memory of my step-grandmother, as it is 10 years since she died this year.

“The care that she received was amazing. They made her comfortable and the nurses were brilliant.

“She wanted to die at home, it was her wish to be close to her husband.

“It’s a great charity to be raising money for and I thought it would be nice to do it in her memory.”

As the rest of her work team have been doing the bike ride for last few years, Jodie has been trying to get in shape for the ride.

She added: “I’m not the fittest of people, and I have only ridden the bike to work and back once.

“That did take it out of me, I was knackered and it was only three miles.

“I have been going to the gym and swimming to get my fitness up

“It’s not a race at the end of the day and I can go at my own pace.”

Jodie’s step-daughter Megan Goodwin is also taking part in the 10km bike ride on May 15.

The 17-year-old said: “I’m doing it in memory of my two great nanas, Nana Nancy and Little Nana.

“We have talked about doing the longer one next year, when we have more time to prepare.

“We are both egging each other on, it’s for a great cause too.

“I know that my family have always donated to the Dougie Mac so its good to carry that on.”

Hospice spokesman Paul Downey said: “We are hoping to get at least 1,000 people involved in the race this year. There are 650 so far.

We have people who come from all over just to participate which is fantastic. We’re hoping that it continues to grow and grow.”



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