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NOVUS is a partnership between a growing number of major companies across a wide range of business sectors who recognise the need to reinvent the way in which the supply chain industry finds and prepares its future leaders and who share a powerful commitment to the NOVUS approach.

The following companies are partners in NOVUS. They are actively engaged in the design of our courses to ensure that they fit with real business needs and they will be providing you with the guaranteed jobs when you complete the course, and placements, mentoring, case studies and real experience as you learn. 

The following companies and organisations are already sponsors or partners in NOVUS. To find out more details on each comapny, click on the "Find out more.." link below each company description or click on their logos to visit their websites, and find out more about the breadth of what NOVUS and its partner network offers.

Arla - ASOS - Bis Henderson - CEVA - Clipper - Cummins - DHL - Dixons Carphone -  HowdensHOYER -  Lloyd Fraser - Marks & Spencers - Morrisons - MullerNetwork Rail - Palletways - PZ Cussons - Sainsbury's - Smiths News - Travis Perkins -  Uniserve - Wincanton

Arla Foods UK supplies a full range of fresh dairy products to major retail and foodservice customers. With a team of 4000 employees, Arla is the UK’s number one dairy company and the largest supplier of butter, spreads and cheese, making 4,000 deliveries each day. Its leading brands include Cravendale, Anchor, Lurpak and Tickler.

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ASOS is a global online fashion and beauty retailer selling over 65,000 branded and own-label products through its website, asos.com. It ships, for free, to 237 countries from a 1.1 million square foot global distribution centre in the UK. ASOS's websites attract 29.5 million visitors a month and currently have 14.8 million registered users.            Find out more...

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Bis Henderson are award-winning supply chain, procurement and logistics recruitment specialists.  Leaders in both the public and private sector, we apply our industry expertise to make sure our clients get the right people.  Find out more...

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Clipper group
Clipper is one of the UK’s leading logistics providers with an unrivalled reputation for always getting the job done no matter how challenging or complex. Clipper ensures that its customers always deliver on their promises to their customers by continuing to adapt to the changing demands of retail with cutting edge solutions. Find out more...

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Cummins
Cummins Inc. is a USA-based corporation that supplies engines and related technologies, employs 46,000 people worldwide (4000 in the UK) and trades in 190 countries. In the UK Cummins has been manufacturing diesel engines for 50 years. These are used in trucks, buses, ships, trains, military and industrial equipment and emergency power generator sets. Find out more...

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DHL

With approximately 285,000 employees, DHL is present in over 220 countries worldwide and is the most international company in the world. From initial consultancy to final mile delivery and reverse logistics, DHL provides customised supply chain solutions across all industry sectors, drawing on its global scale and local insight to deliver value for its clients. Find out more...

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Dixons Retail

Dixons Retail plc is Europe's largest specialist electrical retailing and services company, employing 31,000 people in 12 countries. It aims to bring the latest technology to its customers at the best prices combined with great advice and after sales care. Over 100 million customers shop with Dixons annually, both online and in over 900 stores. Find out more...

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Howdens Joinery is the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products.   There are over 600 Howdens Joinery depots supplying over 365,000 inspirational kitchens each year to homes in the UK. Find out more...

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HOYER

Founded in 1946, HOYER is a worldwide market leader in moving liquids by road, rail and sea. Wherever they may go, HOYER will get chemicals, foodstuffs, gas and mineral oil to their destinations safely and efficiently. HOYER’s management philosophy is based on profit-oriented business administration taking into account the concerns of the environment and staff. Find out more...

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Lloyd Fraser

Lloyd Fraser provides high quality logistics at competitive rates. With 20 sites across the UK employing 550 people and operating in excess of 500 vehicles, it has been a market leader for 25 years able to serve customer requirements on any scale. Lloyd Fraser offers services to sectors including food, fashion, bulk liquids and FMCG. Find out more...

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M&S

Over the last 129 years M&S have grown from a single market stall to become an international multi-channel retailer operating in over 50 territories worldwide, employing 82,000 people. UK turnover is split between Food (54%) and General Merchandise (46%). With 766 stores across the UK M&S remain the market leaders in women’s wear, lingerie and menswear. Find out more...

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Our business is mainly food & grocery and, uniquely, we source & process most of the fresh food that we sell though our own manufacturing facilities. It gives us close control over provenance & quality as do the number of committed and trained professionals in our stores who prepare our food for our customers. We have more skilled colleagues preparing food in store than any other retailer. Find out more...

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In the Müller Group we produce high quality, innovative food products and services which delight our consumers and customers. We will invest in businesses where we can add value through our knowledge, technologies and entrepreneurial way of operating. We are family owned and look for longer term sustainable returns on our investments. Find out more...

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Network Rail

Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and key stations. Every year 1.3 billion journeys are made on Britain’s railways and 100 million tonnes of freight are transported by rail. Network Rail is improving the network, bringing people and businesses closer together and making Britain more competitive. Find out more...

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Palletways

Palletways is Europe’s largest provider of express palletised distribution services. With its network of 300+ depots across Europe, owned and operated by independent logistics companies, and 10 further hubs in five countries, Palletways processes 25,000 pallets daily, and is unrivalled in its ability to connect client businesses to the whole of Europe. Find out more...

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PZ Cussons
PZ Cussons is a multinational consumer goods business, manufacturing and distributing some of the most familiar household brands in the world, from Imperial Leather to Cussons Baby, Morning Fresh to St. Tropez. It operates in five categories – personal care, beauty, home care, food and nutrition and electrical and employs over 6500 people around the world. Find out more...

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Sainsbury's
Sainsbury’s has a clear vision: to be the most trusted retailer, where people love to work and shop. Founded in 1869, Sainsbury’s operates over 1,106 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 157,000 colleagues. Putting its customers at the heart of everything it does, Sainsbury’s works and invests to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Find out more...

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Smith News

Smiths News is the UK’s leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler, distributing newspapers and magazines on behalf of both national and regional publishers. It serves approximately 30,000 retailers across England and Wales, supplying large general retailers and smaller independent newsagents. Smiths News cares about its customers and is known for its friendly and open approach. Find out more...

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Travis Perkins have supplied building materials to the trade for over 200 years and are now one of the largest suppliers to the UK’s building and construction industry, with a national network of more than 600 branches. Their range, including building and landscaping materials, plumbing, timber, joinery, and hand and power tools, exceeds 100,000 products. Find out more...

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Uniserve

Established in 1984, Uniserve is the largest British privately owned international freight and logistics company in the UK. Working globally, Uniserve is a leading import and export consolidator and full load carrier, operating via air, sea and road, employing experienced professionals who are amongst the best in the industry and running a high-quality round-the-clock service. Find out more...

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Wincanton

Put simply, Wincanton stores things and moves them around the country, delivering operational excellence in contract logistics by building strong customer relationships. A leading provider of supply chain solutions, employing more than 16,000 logistics experts, Wincanton has 1.8m square metres of warehousing and over 4,000 vehicles operating from 250 sites across the UK and Ireland. Find out more...

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