The international forwarder has already opened offices in Moscow and Calgary earlier this year and says that following a 30 percent increase in turnover during the first quarter of 2011, another two offices are expected to be added to BRI’s global network within the next six months.Terry Walpole, chairman, describes this latest move further into China as an opportunity for a global forwarder to serve the local market. “We’ve had a presence in China for five years through our Shanghai office but the Shenzhen operation allows us to expand into southern China.”He adds: “It’s certainly a response to increasing demand from customers and in recent years, we’ve seen those in the automotive, fashion and energy markets require more logistics support from us in southern China.”Whilst BRI is a general freight forwarder, one of its three specialist divisions – BRI Energy Team – specialises in handling heavy and OOG consignments. The other two divisions are BRI Couture and BRI Automotive Team.
After a wave of change, Lady Antebellum – aka Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott – have watched the tides rise and fall, and are embracing the power of vulnerability with the release new album Ocean on Friday 15th November via Big Machine Records.It marks a new beginning that brings the multi-Platinum trio back to their roots, showcasing their familiar vocal interplay and individual instruments on the emotionally resonant 13-track project. Lady A chronicles personal relationships and everyday responsibilities with a balance of growth and maturity that could only come from 13 years of creating together.“There’s this theme of returning to the core of who we are—as writers, vocalists and people—that came out in each of these songs,” Dave Haywood explains. “Our time in the studio with Dann had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again.”Produced by first-time collaborator Dann Huff, Ocean is full of depth and despair. Moments like Be Patient with My Love, which Kelley co-wrote as a beautiful ode to commitment, balance raw feelings with squealing guitars. With its title-track, Scott’s bare vocal puts a bow on the album’s core reminding us of life’s beauty even when we get caught in its undertow.Read our interview with Charles Kelley about the new album Ocean.To celebrate the release we have 1 SIGNED copy of Ocean to give away. Enter below for a chance to win… The competition is open to all UK residents over the age of 13.Winners will be selected at random.By entering into the competition all entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.Entertainment Focus does not allow collective or proxy entries.Entertainment Focus reserves the right to change or withdraw this competition without notice.Entertainment Focus will not pass your details to any third parties and they will be used solely for communication regarding this competition.Winners will be notified via email or social media and prizes must be claimed within 5 working days.Winners will be selected at random.In the unlikely event the prize style has discontinued a similar model to the same value will be provided.There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.Entertainment Focus’ decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into. The competition closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Monday 18th November 2019.Terms & Conditions