21 April 2008

Our Brainy Leaflet Distributors

We came across an interesting article the other day. Although it is obviously aimed at the ‘door to door’ market, the author makes a number of observations that are pertinent to our line of work. We would, however, disagree that distributors are generally “low skilled” and “under qualified” – at least as far as LDSTS staff are concerned – since we have employees ranging from a professional (and very talented) artist to a young lady studying for a degree in architecture.

Perhaps this is where the two types of distribution differ most, for we require all our drivers to be practical, intelligent, outgoing and smart in appearance. We’re also fortunate in that we have a loyal team of people - some of whom have been with us for nearly 16 years!

We would be interested to hear your comments on this piece:

"Recruiting The Best In The Casual Labour Sector"

1&1 – the company hosting the LDS Tourism Services Ltd web site – has become the first large business of its type to rely solely on renewable energy. We initially chose 1&1 because they used highly economical energy, with less than 20 per cent heat loss – one of the best figures in the industry. Indeed, as soon as the outside temperature falls below 10 degrees Celsius, they cool their data centre using open-air coolers that work without energy-consuming compressors. Their choice of software also plays a critical role in saving electrical power. Based on Linux, 1&1 has developed its own operating system, which uses server resources efficiently, saving valuable energy. We are delighted to report that they are now using wind, water and solar power in accordance with the Renewable Energy Certification System (RECS). Well done 1&1!

Diana and Hayley attended the Visit Cheshire & Cheshire (VCC) Members’ Workshop at the De Vere Carden Park Hotel on the 11th. Watch this space for Hayley’s full write-up on the events of the day.

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