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Meet our #TransportHeroes
Meet some of our #TransportHeroes that have kept the essential supply chains moving, keeping everyone safe and well during lock-down.
 

 

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CAT C+E DRIVER - PAUL BUNCE, FATHER OF CAT C+E DRIVER MARTIN BUNCE
Keeping the supply chain moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
22 years
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
Great only trucks and a few cars, so no hold ups, no accidents, traffic flowing well
HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
Not yet
WITH THE RELAXATION OF DRIVERS’ HOURS WHAT’S YOUR LONGEST DAY SO FAR?
13hrs
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
Books to Essex, raisins to Leeds, alcohol to London
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU NORMALLY HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
No treats in the cab!! Crumbs!!
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
No biscuits in the cab crumbs but like chocolate hobnobs
 
 

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CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER - RACHEL STOAKES
Keeping the clients happy from home

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
4.5 years.
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
Seeing people and of course Al & Azzy’s biscuit stash!
ARE YOU MORE OR LESS ORGANISED WORKING FROM HOME?
More organised, with being on the road so much its been nice to get back in touch with the day to day task.
Do you enlist help from your family when working from home?Definitely not, I work upstairs in the study and my partner takes over the dinning room.
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEAM AND THE REST OF THE BUSINESS
Mainly calls and Zoom meetings
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Absolutely, its been great seeing everyone pulling in.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Not at all, our drivers are hero’s!
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
Adapting to the new normal at the beginning of lock down was hard, I’m so used to being on the road and seeing customers.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
Caramel digestive every time.
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
The team work and the group coming together.
 

 

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WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE LUTON - TOMASZ KOZUB
Keeping the pallets moving from Kettering

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
Almost 4 Years
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE WAREHOUSE SINCE COVID-19?
Pretty much the same just trying to be as safe as possible
HAS THE STOCK IN THE WAREHOUSE CHANGED SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Molecular IN and OUT
WHAT ITEMS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARE MOVING OUT INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN FASTER SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Maybe slightly less. Limited space and I’m losing a lot of pens
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Yes, I do actually. I’m proud to be on the front line with the rest of our team
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
First few days were very difficult when all the changes were taking place
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
None, I’m all ok with all my shopping
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE WAREHOUSE, WHY?
OREO is the best
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I just hope everything will get back to normal
 

 

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CAT C+E DRIVER - ANDREW PAYNE
Keeping the supply chain moving from the Isle of Wight

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT KNP?
3 Months
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
The roads are nice and quiet, making journey times shorter and more direct.
HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
A well known national hardware shop is the only place so far
WITH THE RELAXATION OF DRIVERS’ HOURS WHAT’S YOUR LONGEST DAY?
13 hours
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
All over the Isle of Wight, delivering essential items to Aldi and Bookers. Also, fertiliser to farmers farming essentials. As well as stocks to B and Q, and Argos. Also, I have transported essentials from the boat to the yard to be distributed to different locations.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
There’s been good banter around the team, keeping Driver spirits high during this unprecedented time
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
I don’t often have treats but when I do I often have mints
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
I do like a chocolate bourbon because you can eat it in one and don’t mess up the truck.
WHEN WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
We will know how to quickly adapt to a change in demand.
 

 

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IT SERVICE DESK - TIM BROOK
Keeping everyone connected from the office
 
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
1 Year, 2 Months.
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT WORKING FROM THE OFFICE?
I try not to worry about anything in the office.
HOW HAS YOUR WORK LIFE CHANGED SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Work life has become much more focused around making sure everybody can work safely while adhering to the safety guidelines.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT WORK NOW THAT YOU NEVER DID BEFORE CORONAVIRUS?
Working in different areas of the business, helping out in the warehouse, going out in the truck. 
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT WHAT WAS YOUR NORMAL WORKING LIFE BEFORE CORONAVIRUS?
I miss the norm, being able to work without having to think twice about what I do. As well as being able to get a bite from McDonalds at lunch!
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST CHALLENGING DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
The first week or two , moving and organising 50+ people to work safely and efficiently from home / work. 
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Of course, everyone is helping out where they can.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
Bourbons, with no tea or coffee, not a fan!
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
I hope that as a result of these safety measures, a sense of normality will return.
 
 

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TRANSIT KETTERING - DEREK WILSON
Keeping transit moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
15 years as a driver and 3 years working in transit.
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE WAREHOUSE SINCE COVID-19?
It’s a strange time, we are missing some staff.
HAS THE STOCK IN THE WAREHOUSE CHANGED SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
More food products, we have even seen food for fish
WHAT ITEMS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARE MOVING OUT INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN FASTER SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Fish food and food packaging products.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
No, like everyone I just feel like I am doing my job.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
When staff started to go off sick you started to notice al of the changes
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
Flour, trying to find flour has become impossible.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE WAREHOUSE AND WHY?
Digestives with black coffee.
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I can’t see things changing for the better. I think there are difficult time ahead, and, we will all need to pull together more than ever.
 

 

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CAT C+E DRIVER  - ADAM KNIBBS
Keeping the supply chain moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
7 years
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
Bit quieter but not much different, like a Christmas period
HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
No
WITH THE RELAXATION OF DRIVERS’ HOURS WHAT’S YOUR LONGEST DAY SO FAR?
Driving to Ireland on Sunday, long, long day
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
Landscape bark to 2 garden centre in Wales from Northern Ireland
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
Burger king was open in Ireland
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU NORMALLY HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
Not run out of any treats
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
Biscuits with tea? NO
 

 

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FLEET & COMPLIANCE ADMIN - GEMMA CHOWN
Keeping the fleet moving from home

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
I started at Knights in October 2017
ARE YOU MORE OR LESS ORGANISED WORKING FROM HOME?
Definitely more, less distractions. I can crack on with a task with minimal interruptions
DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR FAMILY WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
Only to make me hot drinks/lunch on demand J
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
The people! Nothing beats a good bit of office banter
WHAT GROCERIES HAVE YOU CURRENTLY RUN OUT OF?
Getting short on milk and other things but am due to go shopping so hopefully the shop is well stocked when I visit!
ANY ISSUES WITH PETS WALKING OVER YOUR KEYBOARD?
No, just an excitable nearly 5 year old!
WHAT’S THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TODAY?
Taking a 20 minute break from work to walk around the block with my daughter on her bike spotting all the rainbows in peoples windows J
 

 

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REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - ANDY GRAVES
Keeping the sales pipeline open from home
 
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
24 years.
BE HONEST DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR FAMILY WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
NO, as I am a perfectionist and like to get things right.
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
People making me drinks!
FAVOURITE BISCUIT AND DO YOU DUNK?
Ginger Nuts. Always dunk.
TEA OR COFFEE?
Coffee.
ANY ISSUES WITH PETS WALKING OVER THE KEYBOARD?
No, luckily got away with that so far.
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEAM AND THE BUSINESS?
Zoom, phone calls and email.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS, WHY?
Hearing that my Sister-in-Law who is a Nurse was sent home as her Son was showing signs of the virus and we had to wait for their test results. Fortunately they were clear and she is now back working on the frontline and he is also safe now,
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
I hope that people appreciate the environment more and that there is a better respect and understanding of what people do in everyday life.
 


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HYGIENE SUPERVISOR - JAPHET MANJI
Keeping the sites safe and hygienic

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT KNP?
6 years
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING SINCE COVID-19?
I am always cautious, now more than ever I am cautious
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT MOST WHILST KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE?
I worry about how we all behave, constantly  reminding everyone how we should be behaving constantly reinmforcing social distancing procedures. When people are busy they soon forget, we have to keep reminding each other
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Yes everyone is in this together, but, we have to keep reminding each other about hygiene.
Between the hygiene operative, supervisors and managers we keep everyone safe
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Yes, keeping the supply chain clean and safe
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?

Every day is difficult, we have a new sweeper/scrubber thats’s helping
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
Nothing
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
I drink fruit juice, and I like a cake, I also like a traditional african chapati, it reminds me of home, and we all need reminding of home at times like these
 

 

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FULL LOADS SUPERVISOR - NEIL HAYNES
Keeping the full loads moving from the office

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
3 ¼ Years
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE OFFICE SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Busy, but it makes the day go by quicker.
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT MOST BEING IN AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT?
Deliveries and Collections and the safety and welfare of my team.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Yes, absolutely.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
No, just doing my part for the business.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
I’d say yesterday, seeing people go home under the government furlough scheme.
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
So far so good, not that I’m panic buying.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE AND WHY?
Chocolate Hobnob.
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I hope the country will come out stronger and more aware.
 

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ADMIN ASSISTANT  - REBECCA DORE
Keeping the paperwork moving from home

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
10 and a half years.
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
I miss the people mainly, being able to bounce problems off each other
ARE YOU MORE OR LESS ORGANISED WORKING FROM HOME?
It’s about the same just with a bit less paper
DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR MUM WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
Not really but she does make sure I get up and go for a walk at lunch.
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEAM AND THE BUSINESS?
We have set a whatsapp group for pricing so we can keep in contact
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Yes, very much so.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Not a hero, just doing my job.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
I think the worst was the first day when everyone was going their separate ways.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
I am partial to a chocolate digestive. I don’t drink tea or coffee though so its water at work.
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
I hope the sense of community will remain with everyone looking out for each other.
 

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TRANSIT OPERATIVE KETTERING - CRAIG INGRAM
Keeping the Kettering warehouse moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
I have worked for the Group for 14 years in total
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE WAREHOUSE SINCE COVID-19?
Some things are busier, some are quieter
HAS THE STOCK IN THE WAREHOUSE CHANGED SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
No not really
WHAT ITEMS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARE MOVING OUT INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN FASTER SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Cryovac, we are seeing more loaded onto vehicles
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
No I am just doing my job
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
The first day I realised  that I wouldn’t see my family when I wanted
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
Nothing my partner works for Asda!
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE WAREHOUSE AND WHY?
Jaffa cakes
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I hope that there will be a lot more products made in the UK rather than relying on foreign trade.I hope that will strengthen our economy.
 

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RECEPTIONIST - ANNETTE GRISS
Keeping the calls moving from Kettering HQ

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
14 years.
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT WORKING FROM THE OFFICE?
Not seeing many work colleagues and when I will see them again.
HOW HAS YOUR WORK LIFE CHANGED SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Well moving from front line reception area into a closed office is very different.  Obviously no visitors, not seeing many people hopefully this will change.  
WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT WORK NOW THAT YOU NEVER DID BEFORE CORONAVIRUS?
Doing 2 metre distance rule and being aware of everything you touch.  
Collecting parcels from outside the building when couriers drop them off.
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT WHAT WAS YOUR NORMAL WORKING LIFE BEFORE CORONAVIRUS?
Meeting lots of visitors and customers face to face, and going for my lunch time walks and coffee with colleagues.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST CHALLENGING DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
Seeing work colleagues being furloughed and working to a new way of life where everyone works and pulls together.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
Biscuits!!!!  Need to keep the dancing fitness
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
Everyone will pull together and help each other.
 

 

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TRANSPORT CONTROLLER AT KNDL - DUNCAN SAMBROOK
Keeping the supply chain moving from home

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT KNP?

18 months
DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR FAMILY WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
For sure, my pet cat Bojan is now a pro at manifesting jobs & bartering with KNDL for extra money on loads.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
100%. Hopefully we won’t have to experience a global pandemic like this again. From a work point of view I believe the togetherness & determination we have shown as a company will see us through this difficult time.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Not at all, it’s my job which I am employed to do, I feel grateful to still be working.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE LOCKDOWN AND WHY?
Weekends are difficult as I like my football, & since lockdown everyday seems to merge into one
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
I miss the banter with the KNDL team, but in fairness I believe this time has brought me closer to some of the guys in Kettering, Luton and Nelsons – I look forward to the daily zoom calls,
there’s a real sense of teamwork between us which I believe has been commendable.
ARE YOU MORE OR LESS ORGANISED WORKING FROM HOME?
I like my routine, so not a lot has changed here for me – just the environment.
ANY ISSUES WITH PETS WALKING OVER YOUR KEYBOARD?
Bojan knows his place, if he’s not working hard helping me, he’s upstairs sleeping on the bed.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE AND WHY?
I tend to have a pink lady apple with coffee in the morning. Lame and boring I know……….
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
There’s been a real sense of community where I live, its nice to see people helping each other out
and being approachable – I hope this continues.
 
 

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GROUP FLEET MANAGER - SCOTT MASON
Keeping the supply chain safe and moving from home
 
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
Coming up for 4 years in may
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING FROM HOME FOR YOU?
Challenging with the nature of the fleet departments work communication is key for getting things done ,but with the help of all the team at knights of old we are adapting and finding new ways of getting things done, technology is a big help with this. 
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DIALYSIS ROUTINE?
Normally I would have 4 hours of haemodialysis 3 times a week after work ,during the current crisis this has been reduced to 3 hours so social distancing and a deep clean between patents can happen.
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE KNIGHTS OF OLD
Originally I was an HGV mechanic becoming a Scania master technician before moving into fleet management, I also had spells in the army becoming a reservist in 1998 in 2003 I was called up and served in Iraq.
DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR FAMILY WHEN WORKING FROM HOME?
My wife helps me with invoicing
ANY ISSUES WITH PETS WALKING OVER THE KEYBOARD?
No my lab is very well behaved
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO?
I am not a hero, but the key workers that are out there putting themselves at risk are, my son is a hgv mechanic and my daughter is a dental nurse and they are still working .I also have a good friend I served with in the army who is a fireman and on his days off will be driving ambulances. He is also donating a kidney to me 


WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I hope we keep the community spirit that had seem to be diminishing with generations and time
 

 

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TRANSIT LUTON - COLIN COYLE
Keeping transit moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
Around 9 months.
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE WAREHOUSE SINCE COVID-19?
Everyone is doing their best to stay as safe as possible.
HAS THE STOCK IN THE WAREHOUSE CHANGED SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Not much to be honest.
WHAT ITEMS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARE MOVING OUT INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN FASTER SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
All essential products and a lot of Pet Food.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Yes, I’m proud to be on the front line.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
I haven’t really had one.
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
I’m actually pretty smart with my shopping so all ok.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE WAREHOUSE AND WHY?
Chocolate digestive, but you must dunk it in your coffee first!
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I hope people will come together more.
 
 

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HYGIENE OPERATIVE - PAWEL PTAK
Keeping the sites safe and hygienic

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT KNP?
4.5 years
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING SINCE COVID-19?
Not too different, and as always there is Still lots to do
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT MOST WHILST KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE?
I worry about everyone doing what they are supposed to do to maintain hygiene standards,
are they washing their hands, are they social distancing?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Yes we are all in it together
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Yes, kind of a hero
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
It is difficult every day, but the first few days were incredibly difficult
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
Nothing
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
No biscuits, tea with no milk and I like a lemon tart with my tea
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
I just hope everything and everyone gets back to normality - we all miss normal
 

 

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CAT C+E DRIVER - MARTIN BUNCE, SON OF CAT C+E DRIVER PAUL BUNCE
KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAIN MOVING

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
10 years
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
Roads are lovely and quiet, its much easier to get to our delivery points, less traffic and even better less incidents on the roads.
HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
No I have been very lucky so far. Everywhere I have been have been really good
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
Full load of lager to Asda/ Fitness food ingredients to Liverpool
Full load of organic nut foods to Liverpool / Full load of wound dressings and non contact dressing removal sprays
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
Seeing all the things the kids have been up to, being stuck in the house, making musical instruments, people, outdoor scenes and of course, lorries. Not forgetting plenty of school work
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
Nothing I have been lucky and all the treats I like have not run out in the shops
(jelly and custard)
WHAT’S THE BEST BISCUIT FOR /COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
Ginger nuts because they stay strong after dunking in coffee.
 

 

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ADMIN SUPERVISOR - KATHY REYNOLDS
Keeping an eye on everyone from home

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
16 years
ARE YOU MORE OR LESS ORGANISED WORKING FROM HOME?
I am always organised, home and work
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
Being with the people I work with
WHAT GROCERIES HAVE YOU CURRENTLY RUN OUT OF?
None, I am organised and have everything that I need
WHAT’S THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TODAY?
Not sure, probably not being able to cause any mischief at work
FAVOURITE BISCUIT AND DO YOU DUNK?
Chocolate digestive and do not dunk
TEA OR COFFEE AND FROM A MUG OR CUP
Tea in a mug of course
 

 

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CAT C+E DRIVER PORTSMOUTH - KAREN ORAM
Keeping the Southern supply chain moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
2 years at SPT
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
Roads very quiet, no delays.
Very annoying to see families out as if its holiday time.

HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
Yes, and it was a customer
WITH THE RELAXATION OF DRIVERS’ HOURS WHAT’S YOUR LONGEST DAY SO FAR?
15hrs
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
Deliver to Poole and Southampton areas … lots of westland goods to the garden centres, even though they are shut to the public and lots of engineering factories.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
Was offered a diet coke from a customer an offer of assistance to help push the plt on the pump truck!
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU NORMALLY HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
No treats… live on bananas and diet coke.
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
Malted milk… yes in coffee…. But not eating biscuits at the moment…
 

 

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CAT C+E DRIVER - GARY SMITH, SON OF CAT C+E DRIVER KEV SMITH
Keeping the supply chain moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
4 years and 4 months
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
Very pleasant, though I have seen a few cars with caravans, key workers?
HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
Yes, and it was a customer
WITH THE RELAXATION OF DRIVERS’ HOURS WHAT’S YOUR LONGEST DAY SO FAR?
15hrs
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
Food to Liverpool, Alcohol to Abingdon, Packaging to Grimsby, books to Doncaster, clothing to Kettering, and more packaging and more food.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
Simply the driving, it is so much more relaxed with the roads less congested.
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU NORMALLY HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
I never run out of treats, lol!
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
Ginger nuts and caramilsed biscuits best for dunking in my tea/coffee
 

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TRANSPORT CONTROLLER - WAYNE O'CONNOR
Keeping the supply chain moving from Luton

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
5 Years in August
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE WAREHOUSE SINCE COVID-19?
Eventful but it’s very nice to see all people working together to stay as safe as possible
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT MOST BEING IN AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT?
If I get ill, I’d bring it home and pass onto the kids
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Yes, the team have all pulled their sleeves up
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Not a hero, just doing my job
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
None really
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
Sweet jar, kids are at home
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
Choc Hob Nob
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
The togetherness will continue
 

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WORKSHOP AND FLEET MANAGER - ED FARRELL
Keeping the fleet safe and moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT KNP?
I have worked for Nelson distribution coming up to my 16th year,
ARE YOU STILL FULL TIME IN THE WORKSHOP?
I am currently still working full time at work, to cover any issues that also may arise in the workshop
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FROM HOME  WHEN YOU HAVE TO?
The best thing about working from home is having my spaniel with me
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE WORKSHOP?
My favourite biscuit is a custard cream
DO YOU DUNK?

Definitely dunk a custard cream
 

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DISTRIBUTION PLANNER - KATIE PHILLIPS
Keeping the supply chain moving from Kettering

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
4½ Years
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE OFFICE SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
We are pulling together as a team, and working extra hard to keep the business going
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT MOST BEING IN AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT?
Seeing a lot of people day in day out, catching the virus because of it
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
Yes
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
No, Just doing my job
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
Seeing a lot of our colleagues furloughed
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
All stocked up for now
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE OFFICE AND WHY?
Chocolate Hobnob
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
My patience with work and everyday life
 

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WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE - GARY WELLS
Keeping the warehouse moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?

17 years
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE WAREHOUSE SINCE COVID-19?
Strange a lot of things have changed
HAS THE STOCK IN THE WAREHOUSE CHANGED SINCE COVID-19?
Not really, some volumes have changed but it is still busy
WHAT ITEMS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARE MOVING OUT INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN FASTER SINCE COVID-19?
Horticultural  products, a lot of people are spending more time in the garden
Do you feel like a #TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAIN MOVING?
Certainly do, I feel essential
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE COVID-19 AND WHY?
Easter the rush we usually get didn’t happen, I was expecting it to come and it never did.
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YO RUN OUT OF AT HOME AND WHY?
Beer, Why, staying i during lockdown at weekends with nice weather
WHEN WE GET TO THE END OF COVID-19, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WIL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
I hope nobody loses their job and the economy will get back to normal

 

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PURCHASE LEDGER MANAGER - JENNY ALLMAN
Keeping accounts moving from home and from the office

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
Two & half years.
HOW IS YOUR WORKING FROM HOME / WORKING FROM THE OFFICE TIME SPILT ACROSS A WEEK?
I work from home 3 days a week and go into the office for 2.
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
My team! the hustle and bustle of the busy accounts office and McDonalds Fridays.
ANY ISSUES WITH PETS WALKING OVER YOUR KEYBOARD?
My dog Poppy does like to get up on my lap to be nosey and join Zoom meetings.
DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR FAMILY WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
Yes my youngest daughter, scans, collects work from the printer and staples work for me.
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEAM AND THE BUSINESS?
Mainly be email, Zoom meetings and phone calls.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER?
I do and I just hope that we all get through this and for it to be over soon.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO?
I think that the drivers are the heroes as they are basically on the frontline. The rest of us behind the scenes are heroes in our own way as,
all of the work that we do is for the good of the company as a whole.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS, WHY?
Losing a member of my family
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
For those of us that can work from home and adapt I think it can make the work life balance a bit easier.

 

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SHIFT SUPERVISOR - LEIGH WOOLEY
Keeping the Luton warehouse moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?

6 Years
WHAT’S IT LIKE WORKING IN THE WAREHOUSE SINCE COVID-19?
Good, just trying to keep at the top of hygiene and keep everybody as safe as possible
HAS THE STOCK IN THE WAREHOUSE CHANGED SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Transit has slowed down a bit but Warehouse is very busy
WHAT ITEMS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARE MOVING OUT INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN FASTER SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Molecular
DO YOU FEEL LIKE A TRANSPORT HERO KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING?
Yes, I’m happy and proud of what I’m doing
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY SINCE CORONAVIRUS AND WHY?
Every day is difficult
WHAT SHOPPING HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF AT HOME?
I haven’t run out of anything
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE WAREHOUSE AND WHY?
We don’t have time for biscuits in the Warehouse!
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I hope people will start listening
 

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CAT C+E DRIVER - MAX BECK
Keeping the supply chain moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?

Been at Knights about 11yrs, I  started as a agency driver and never left
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
it’s usually quieter on nights, but lately even more so, you could say a little eerie
HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
Yes, Amazon Warrington wouldn’t let you in to use the facilities
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
I mainly do Amazon work but this week I’ve been to Steve Porters and few times and to our Luton depot
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
Nothing much this week
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
As I’ve not been shopping I’ve run out of sweets
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
I love a dark chocolate digestive and yes I dunk
 

 

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MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT / ANALYST  - JAMIE HILLS
Checking the numbers from home

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
5 Years, 7 months and 27 days, but who’s counting?
DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR FAMILY WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
My partner may have been roped in to checking some invoicing for a couple of hours
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
Actually being able to see other people!
ARE YOU MORE OR LESS ORGANISED WORKING FROM HOME?
More in the fact that I’m not surrounded by paper?
WHAT GROCERIES HAVE YOU CURRENTLY RUN OUT OF?
ASDA Create your own pizzas
ANY ISSUES WITH PETS WALKING OVER YOUR KEYBOARD?
Only the odd woodlouse which we don’t know where they appear from
(I wasn’t allowed to class holly as a pet apparently)
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TODAY?
Hiding the last piece of partners’s Jigsaw puzzle and not being able to get it back out the Tictac packet


 

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CAT C+E DRIVER - Shane Bridgeman
Keeping the supply chain moving

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
8 years
WHAT’S IT LIKE DRIVING ON THE ROADS DURING COVID-19?
Driving on the roads at the moment is good,  go around Southall and Hayes area
HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWHERE THAT WOULDN’T ALLOW YOU TO USE THEIR FACILITIES?
No not at the moment, thankfully
WITH THE RELAXATION OF DRIVERS’ HOURS WHAT’S YOUR LONGEST DAY SO FAR?
10-11 hours days but that could change
WHAT HAVE YOU DELIVERED THIS WEEK AND WHERE?
Food ingredients, cleaning products and alcohol
WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK?
The sun has come out and it's getting warmer.
WHAT TREATS THAT YOU NORMALLY HAVE IN THE CAB, HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF?
I like my chocolate bars, a lion bar or a double decker
WHAT IS THE BEST BISCUIT FOR TEA/COFFEE IN THE CAB AND WHY?
Chocolate digestives and you have got to dunk!
WHEN WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
I just hope the nhs get recognised for all the work they have done and get funding for it as well
 

 

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PURCHASE LEDGER CLERK - LEWIS STRATTON
Keeping the invoices moving, mostly from home

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT KNP?
3 Years, 10 Months
HOW ARE YOU COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR WORK COLLEAGUES ON A DAILY BASIS?
We have daily Zoom meetings, emails and phone calls.
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING YOU ARE ENCOUNTERING WORKING FROM HOME?
My dog won’t leave me alone!
ARE YOU MORE OR LESS ORGANISED WORKING FROM HOME?
Maybe slightly less. Limited space and I’m losing a lot of pens
DO YOU ENLIST HELP FROM YOUR FAMILY WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
Seeing everyone else. I’m not sure that they miss me though!
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT GOING INTO THE OFFICE?
Seeing everyone else. I’m not sure that they miss me though!
DO YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE IS IN THIS TOGETHER??
Chocolate Digestives
WHEN  WE GET TO THE END OF CORONAVIRUS, WHAT DO YOU THINK/HOPE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
Improved teamwork and will prove that whatever is thrown at us, we will get through it.

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