Wren’s strategic plans were impeded by the pandemic, but its business model enabled it to embrace the challenges, implement Covid-safe procedures, employ and train 123 new delivery drivers, and keep on track. The kitchen retail giant delivered 96,296 kitchens and increased turnover by 18% when non-food retail sales fell 5%. The company relentlessly scrutinises itself and others to identify weaknesses, opportunities and strengths, and continues to introduce game-changing initiatives, streamline its practices, and provide greater employee motivation and development. It […]
Abbey Logistics A host of improvements at Abbey Logistics, including a 58% reduction in ‘at fault’ RTAs and a drop of more than a fifth in vehicle damage, have followed significant investment in its driver training team. At the beginning of the process, the company decided to focus on several core objectives: to be the best in class for driver skill, quality and behaviour; to increase driver retention; to reduce incidents; and to establish tailored training for individual drivers. The […]
The shortlist for Apprenticeship of the Year, sponsored by Giti Tyre, at the 2018 Motor Transport Awards contains four exceptional apprenticeship programmes from Ford & Slater, Royal Mail Fleet, Ryder and Palletforce. The winner will be revealed at the Grosvenor House Hotel on the night of 4 July.