TLP GROUP Excellence House, Dalewood Road, Lymedale Business Park, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 9QH
Corona Virus Hands Face Space



We continue to actively monitor the rapidly evolving situation regarding Covid-19. The health and wellbeing of all personnel remains our priority, therefore in accordance with Government advice, preventative guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and instruction from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) a revised process is now necessary for signature capture. This will apply to Electronic Devices, Printed Schedules and Customer Own Paperwork for ALL Pallet Networks to help prevent further spread of this infection.

With immediate effect and no later than 20th March 2020 the following process must be adopted by all depots and remain active until further notice.

Customer Own Paperwork

  •   Signatures will NO LONGER be obtained on Customer Own Paperwork
  •   If the consignee requires a copy of any documentation this must be affixed to Pallet Number 1 of the consignment. Note: this will not be removed by the delivery driver, a SIGNATURE WILL NOT BE OBTAINED THE NETWORK WILL NO LONGER PROCESS CUSTOMER PAPERWORK Signature on EDC Device
  •   Signatures will NO LONGER be obtained on any Electronic Device
  •   THE DRIVER MUST write with the stylus on the screen CV-19 – the driver must type the customer surname as normal – no initials, surname only.
  •   DRIVER TO DEPART as normal covicDue to the current situation, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ensure the correct recipient is available to take delivery.
    Sites may also be selective with opening times or are going to be unmanned due to staff shortages and isolation.Because of this, it is imperative a full and correct phone number is applied to ALL jobs , please also where possible notify of any amendments at the delivery point.
    Many thanks for your ongoing Co-operation
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Emma Working

Work Experiance for Emma

TLP Group are seriously into offering young school leavers the opportunity of work experiance. We believe in investing time in our young by giving opportunities to what will become the next generation of workers. We hope we can help develop the skills needed for a successful working life and nurture confidence and maturity in what can sometimes be an intimidating entry into working life.

Emma photocopying

It has recently been our absolute pleasure to welcome Emma into out offices for a weeks long ‘torture’, oops I mean adventure and she has certainly made a very positive mark on us all in the TLP office.


During Emma’s time in the office Emma has filed papers, answered the telephone, used our computer systems to track and plan consignments and even given the big boss man, Martyn, some suggestions and comments regarding her job role in the office.



Martyn Bowers Operations Director said “We’ve can’t thank Emma enough for coming to TLP for her work experience week. We have all been amazed by her willingness to learn new skills, her quick learning and positive mindset and it’s been a pleasure to watch her develop professionally into the office role. It’s certainly encouraging that one day people like Emma will take their place in the business world.”.





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Record Breaking 2018

Record Breaking 2018

The results are in and 2018 was one of our best year ever. We have broken records again by moving more freight, delivered more pallets and collected more consignments in 2018 than we though possible. We would like to thank all our customers and partners for making 2018 a very special year and we look forward to making 2019 another bumper year and lets once again smash some records.

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General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th May 2018.Pallet Express Systems Ltd hold personal data on our clients, our employees and third parties in order to provide our services. This Client Data Privacy Notice details the personal data Pallet Express Systems Ltd may retain, process and share with others relating to your business and your employees. Pallet Express Systems L:td are committed to ensuring all information held is secure, accurate and relevant. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of this data, Pallet Express Systems Ltd have implemented suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure all of the persona; data we hold.

To see Pallet Express Systems Ltd Full General Data Protection Regulation Policy Click Here


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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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