Think Logistics, a group of operators led by Abbey Logistics MD Steve Granite, has held a second successful pilot of its project to get school leavers to think of a career in logistics. Matthew Kibble, MD of local haulier Matthew Kibble Transport, presented to around 30 students doing business studies at Nelson and Colne sixth form college near Burnley in Lancashire, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback. The presentation was organised with the help of Justine Thatcher, curriculum leader at Nelson and […]
PD Ports director Jim French has been awarded an MBE for services to young people in the transport industry in the Queen’s birthday honours.
Events logistics firms are coping well with the prolonged wet summer, claiming the miserable weather is just “par for the course”. EST senior manager Del Roll says: “Big outdoor stadium events usually throw in a rain date, it’s almost standard procedure, so the weather doesn’t stop us. We do the transport for most of the major acts that are touring; we’ve got Madonna and Bruce Springsteen coming up next.” Chris Redburn, chairman and MD of Redburn Transfer, admits that the […]
The logistics industry needs to learn lessons from construction and target its recruitment drive on black and ethnic minorities (BAME) if it is to find the 1.2 million new recruits it needs, according to Ian Nichol, head of logistics and lead on Think Logistics and Think Build projects at Career Ready UK.