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Bee becomes Honorary Suffolk Show Director

After a fabulous – if not windy – 2016 Suffolk Show, where Debach MD Bee Kemball took up the role of Honorary Deputy Show Director; she has now stepped up into the role of Honorary Show Director for the next three years.

Bee with husband Zac at this years show

Bee with husband Zac at this year’s show

Bee is the first lady Show Director in the 185 year history of the Suffolk Agricultural Association, so this is a huge accolade for her from the county of Suffolk.

This year's Suffolk Show was a bit windy!

This year’s Suffolk Show was a bit windy!

Luckily the Showground at Trinity Park is just a mile from our HQ here at Ransomes Europark, so she can pop over for meetings as needed quite easily – but be warned you might now see much more of her in the East Anglian and National press!!!

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Debach gains BRC accreditation, retains TASCC/FIAS approvals

Debach is proud to announce that we have obtained certification with the British Retail Consortium for their Global Standard for Storage and Distribution.

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Debach is now BRC certified

The BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries.

The standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that legal obligations are fulfilled and provide protection for the end user.

The BRC Global Standards are now a fundamental requirement of leading retailers that you see on the High Street and online.

The certification is reviewed regularly ensuring that standards are met at all times and complements our current service to the retail industry.

In addition to this, our TASCC and FIAS approvals have been renewed for a further year.

TASCC & FIAS

TASCC & FIAS

Both Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC) and Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) assure traceability in the industry supply chains of crops (such as grains, oilseeds and pulses) and fertilisers.

Debach is delighted to continue to be able to service these industries as we have done for many years.

Special Transport Slide - Debach Warehousing & Distribution

Debach – providing specialist transport to our customers for 40 years

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New Specialised Trailer Arrives at Debach

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Debach recently took delivery of one of our brand new trailers as part of our ongoing refresh of the fleet.

Driver Nigel 'Albie' Friend with his truck and the new trailer.

Driver Nigel ‘Albie’ Friend with his truck and the new trailer.

The trailer was made for us for the use of delivering professional turf maintenance machinery and golf course equipment throughout the UK on behalf of our customer Ransomes Jacobsen.

Our new trailer loaded with machinery for delivery.

Our new trailer loaded with machinery for delivery.

The trailer was manufactured by Krone in Germany and is a tri-axle “Paper Liner” with a sliding roof and hydraulic widening rear posts to allow the loading of large machinery.

The hydraulic ramp in action!

The hydraulic ramp in action!

A full height hydraulic ramp has been manufactured and fitted by Webb Truck Equipment of Acton near Sudbury to enable equipment to be driven on and off the trailer.

The new trailer making a delivery to the Iseki stand at East Anglian Game and Country Fair.

The new trailer making a delivery to the Iseki stand at East Anglian Game and Country Fair.

In its first week the trailer has already made deliveries to the East Anglian Game and Country Fair in Norwich and to Windsor Castle for the preparation of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations.

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Siân takes on the Brighton Marathon!

One happy runner!

Debach’s very own Siân Abbott took part in her first marathon this weekend tackling the Brighton Marathon with a gruelling 26.2 mile course taking in sights such as the famous Brighton Pier on the sea front.

One happy runner!

One happy runner!

 

Siân trained hard for 16 weeks in the lead up to the event, running several times a week in and around the Ipswich area and at other events such as the Great Bentley Half Marathon and Ipswich Park Run.

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Large crowds gathered to support the runners.

 

Siân enjoying the marathon!

Siân enjoying the marathon!

With a contingent of friends and family making the trip to support her, Siân completed the marathon with a final time of 04:07:09.

She finished 700th out of 6915 women and was 267th out of 2759 in the Women’s 18-34 category – a great achievement!

Siân with her partner Jordan proudly showing off their finisher's medals.

Siân with her partner Jordan proudly showing off their finisher’s medals.

 

Another marathon will soon beckon, with a goal of beating the 4 hour mark!

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Equestrian Sponsorship

The Debach logo proudly displayed by the Woodbridge School Junior Equestrians.

Debach is proud to be sponsoring one of the top equestrian school teams in the country this season.

Woodbridge School has a long and very successful track record with their junior equestrians, who compete at a regional and national level in the disciplines of Showjumping, Dressage and Eventing.  Equestrian eventing is where the rider and horse combinations must succeed in all three disciplines of dressage, showjumping and finally cross-country riding, all in one day.

School Sponsorship Winning 80cm Team

School Sponsorship Winning 80cm Team

 

School Sponsorship 1m Team

School Sponsorship 1m Team

The Woodbridge School equestrians kicked off their season in style at the NSEA Eventing at Poplar Park held on 20th March for schools in the eastern region, with team wins for both the 80cm team and for the 1m team.  Congratulations to all!!

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The sponsored riders in action!

Our sponsored riders in action!

The sponsored riders in action!

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

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As in previous years, as part of our Carbon & Charitable Policies we no longer post out Christmas cards or gifts, but instead support our trust within the Suffolk Foundation, who in turn, then generate additional government matched-funding for many different local charities in this part of the UK. Our chosen areas of support are youth projects, the elderly and our local hospices.

But in addition to this – well done to many of the Debach team who joined in with the Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day on the 12th December. We raised over £100 and with match-funding this goes up to £200 for the charity!! I think Barry’s home-made jumper was the clear winner but commendations to Rob’s turkey head-piece and Roger’s “with bells on” – well done everyone. Happy Christmas and here’s looking forward to a great 2015.

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Spring Is In The Air

Spring has sprung at last, and while we are busy helping our customers prepare for the Easter & Bank Holidays, with daffodils out and winter coats put away – we had to spare a thought to those people down in the South West of the UK – many of whom are still struggling with the aftermath of the flooding. Their winter will not be so easily forgotten!! So to that end, when we received a call from the Suffolk Young Farmers desperate to find transport companies who might help them move forage from here down to Bridgewater – our Transport Operator, Joe, managed to rustle up 4 vehicles and support this worthwhile endeavour.
Suffolk farmers supplied the forage, YF volunteers co-ordinated, gathered and loaded vehicles, Debach supplied the transport, Forkrent supplied the loading equipment and the Suffolk Agricultural Association supplied the storage hub – hopefully through this team effort our little county has helped make the seasons ahead more manageable for those in the SW trying to look after stock & horses.
We must also say a big thank you to our newest customer Besana UK Ltd, who will be fully operational with us by April, in assisting us with back-loads from the SW at this time. It was a great way to start our new partnership, with this forward-thinking Italian food company.

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Happy New Year!

The wet and windy weather is continuing into 2014 here in the UK, and after our great British climate tried its best to make the Christmas rush as difficult as possible, we now just want to see an end to the disruption caused by the wind and flooding – fingers crossed!!  At least the days are getting longer (hard to tell, I know), and now the New Year is here, we are busy working with our customers on their spring stock & promotions; so whilst it might still be nasty outside, it’s great to be planning for balmy days ahead.

It is exciting times for us, as we continue to work on implementing a large new customer here at our Ipswich site, so that they can be fully operational by April this year.  Another fabulous reason to be looking beyond our current wintery weather to all that spring will bring!!  So a Happy New Year to all – and let’s ignore the blustery skies and look forward to all that’s to come –  including some sun – hopefully!!!

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All brand new


Welcome to my first blog on our fabulous new website!! We are loving our new Debach branding, which we have now unrolled over all our sites, the whole fleet, as well as new uniforms and all Company information – it has required a huge effort to organise, but we think the finished look has been worth it! (more…)

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