19) Derrick Potter Title: Founder and executive chairman, Potter Logistics Derrick Potter celebrated both the 50th anniversary of the founding of Potter Logistics and his 50th wedding anniversary in 2015, marking the occasion with the title of Motor Transport Haulier of the Year. While company isn’t the biggest in the UK by any means – coming in at number 93 in the 2015 Top 100 with turnover of £25m – Potter is a great example of how to combine family […]
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 […]
Next summer an expected 250,000 international business people will converge on Liverpool for the International Festival for Business, a two-month showcase for UK plc. As part of the Festival, Mersey Maritime is holding a Maritime, Logistics & Energy Week, which will highlight the growing importance of Liverpool as a northern logistics hub and gateway to the UK and Europe for north Atlantic trade.
Woodland Logistics has renewed its contract with packaging manufacturer Cepac for a further five years. The two parties have worked together for seven years and the renewal will see Woodland Logistics manage distribution out of Cepac’s Rotherham, South Yorkshire-based warehouse. To augment the contract Woodland has taken delivery of 15 new Mercedes Actros units and 24 Lawrence David trailers. “The main aspect is the fleet is a lot more economical,” said Sean Kirby, managing director of Woodland Logistics. “Our trucks […]