May News 2023

London is the Heart of IOC and we are proud to be based at the centre of this month’s celebrations. The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place on Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey. We look forward to this iconic event and wish our team, supply partners and clients a joyous bank holiday weekend.


Meet our suppliers

Mayflower are constantly looking at ways in which we can bring innovation to our service in order for our clients to reach their sustainability goals. As a national distribution business our biggest challenge is our fleet, whilst we have increased our electric vehicles and are trialling HVO fuel we believe where possible we want to limit road vehicles to carry out our services as much as possible.

One of our projects has been the River Freight Trial. This was a project we organised in conjunction with Cross River Partnership and DEFRA as part of the Clean Air Village scheme. Which is a scheme to reduce air pollution in the city by taking vehicles off the road. Which has won a Green Apple Environment Award for Environmental Best Practice. According to the Port of London Authority’s Air Quality Strategy for the Tidal Thames, across Europe, energy consumption bringing goods into central London via the Thames emits less than half of the carbon of road transport, improving local air quality. Meanwhile, the River Thames is an under-utilised resource and as a company being based in Woolwich we are in a prime position to take advantage of the River.

Last year we ran this as a 6 week trial where we delivered to clients via the River Thames as opposed to Vans & Lorries. Products were collected from our Depot in Woolwich and brought into Embankment. The final mile used bike couriers to complete the last trip of the journey to clients. This was a massive success and as a result have been authorised to carry out a 6 month trial this year carrying up to 40 pallets per delivery!

Jack Doyle, Mayflower Washroom Solutions


Photo of the Month


– Photograph taken by Bobby Green Window Cleaner


On the spot: with Sara

How long have you worked for IOC?  – 7 Years

What is your role at IOC?  – Payroll

What do you like about working for IOC? – We are like a close-knit family.

What is your favourite hobby? – Travelling abroad

What is the best part of your job? – The people

Finally, if any; what is the worst part about your job? – None


Employee of the Month – Gustavo Martinez

Gustavo has worked for IOC for over 5 years now and I think we can all agree that he is an asset to our team. His dedication, hard work and commitment to IOC does not go unnoticed, always being the first to come forward for any emergency call outs.