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Eco driving for Eagle Couriers

Eco driving for Eagle Couriers

Scotland’s leading independent courier firm has strengthened its green credentials by sending drivers on a special fuel-efficient driving course.

Eagle Couriers has arranged for three members of its team to go on the Government-run Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) course, in order to help further improve the firm’s environmentally-friendly work ethic.

The unique course involves a rigorous training schedule designed to make van and HGV drivers safer on the road and to improve the fuel efficiency of their driving. It is offered to companies who extensively use the country’s road network for their business.

Eagle Couriers has invested around £1000 to send its three members of staff on the course – a move it hopes will not only help promote environmentally-friendly driving and keep its staff safe on the road, but will also lead to long-term savings for the business.

Read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Eagle Couriers special delivery

Eagle Couriers special delivery

Kind-hearted directors at Scotland’s leading independent courier firm have once again donated their services to help a charity in need.

Eagle Couriers, which has bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian, has agreed to make another emergency delivery for the charity Project Ability following the success of an unusual fundraising event.

Last month, the firm agreed to lend its services to the Glasgow-based charity in order to help with a special fundraising roller disco in aid of people with learning disabilities and mental health issues in the city.

Eagle Couriers made a free delivery for the charity, which involved picking up boxes of “old school” style roller boots from Leeds and bringing them to Glasgow for the event, before returning them back again to England.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Eagle Couriers director Jerry Stewart

Eagle Couriers director Jerry Stewart

Staff at Scotland’s leading independent courier firm have been celebrating after they received an unexpected piece of TV advertising.

Eagle Couriers received a piece of prime time exposure on BBC1 after one of their motorbike drivers was featured during a repeat of the hit comedy Chewin’ the Fat.

The firm provided specialist courier clothing and a branded motorbike for a scene in the famous show when the series was originally filmed in 2001. But staff were left surprised when the scene was repeated as part of a “best of” programme – showcasing their courier driver to a new audience of millions.

You can read the full story at Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland.

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An Edinburgh Italian restaurant has scooped the title of the UK’s best pizza restaurant for the third time.

La Favorita, on Leith Walk, also won the top nod for having the country’s best independent delivery service at the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association PAPA Awards which recognise the best and most genuine Italian restaurants.

The restaurant spent thousands of pounds on launching its delivery service this year. It invested in a fleet of five red Minis branded with the La Favorita logo, as well as top-of-the-range pizza bags to keep meals at an optimum temperature and customer ordering software.

Tony Crolla, La Favorita

Tony Crolla, La Favorita

 

Proprietor Tony Crolla, who also owns Vittoria on Leith Walk and George IV Bridge, said: “The PAPA Awards are the most sought-after accolades in the Italian industry in the UK.

“To win the Pizza Restaurant category almost every year since we opened is a great testament to the staff, work and service at La Favorita.

“We are only as good as our last meal, but winning awards helps staff and guests to feel reassured they are at one of the best pizza restaurants in the UK.

“We have invested heavily in our delivery service in the past year. We wanted to create something slick and professional so people could enjoy the high-quality La Favorita product in their own homes. I am delighted this has also proven to be a success.”

Other winners at the PAPA Award included Sainsbury’s for Frozen Supermarket Pizza Retailer and Glasgow’s Bella Napoli for Italian Restaurant.

The awards, now in its 19th year, recognise all aspects of the Italian food market, from designing pizzas to manufacturing pasta products. PAPA is the only formal trade body in the UK representing the pizza, pasta and Italian food and drink industry.

La Favorita beat off competition from Heavenly Pizzas in Aberdeen, as well as Dublin takeaway Bistro Bianconi and Lupa and Basilico, two of London’s leading operators and claimed the top prize at the lavish ceremony in London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Jim Winship, PAPA Director, said: “These awards are important to the industry as they recognise the work being done by restaurants, supermarkets and suppliers to keep pushing the boundaries through innovation and promotion.” 

La Favorita’s sister restaurant Vittoria is also celebrating after being shortlisted for Italian Restaurant of the Year in the Scottish Restaurant Awards. The winners of the prestigious awards will be announced in January.

Tony added: “Winning these PAPA awards is a fantastic end to the year for La Favorita.

“We never rest on our laurels and are always thinking of new ways to develop our establishments. The fact we continue to win such highly sought-after awards time and again is testament to that.”

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