The transport and logistics industry is simply not ‘hip’ enough to attract new talent and needs a complete makeover if it is to compete successfully with other sectors for new recruits in coming years, professional services firm PwC has warned. In a new report, Winning the Talent Race, PwC suggests the transport and logistics sector is suffering from a poor image, including the perception of low pay and poor prospects. Pay is a particular sticking point: while the average salary […]
Retail logistics service provider Clipper Logistics has appointed Sean Hallows as its new operations director. Hallows, previously distribution director, Europe, at TK Maxx parent TJX Europe, is a former operations director at 3663 Foodservice and a former distribution director of Poundland.
A “buoyant” UK logistics market helped Norbert Dentressangle (ND) boost overall third quarter 2012 revenue by 10% to €2.9bn. Turnover growth was reported across all three of ND’s business divisions, with much of this down to the acquisition of new business. Logistics revenue for Q3 2012 increased 6.4% compared to Q3 2011, with like-for-like income up 2%. Year-to-date, logistics division revenue is 13.7% ahead at €1.3bn (2011: €1.15bn). Transport operations fared less well in Q3, with revenue down 0.1% to […]
The second annual Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Leadership Academy, being held next week in Daventry (21 June), aims to equip the female talent in your organisations with the tools to navigate their way up the career ladder. Despite increasing numbers of women working in the road transport sector, just 10% of the managerial roles in our industry are held by women. The one-day event will provide practical skills and knowledge to women who are at the start of their […]