Interviews

Abbey Logistics ready to push on to £100m turnover

October 9, 2018 Steve Hobson

After leading a management buyout in 2016, and acquiring Armet Logistics and selling the general haulage business in 2017, Abbey Logistics chief executive Steve Granite says the company is now set for the next phase in its development plan.

Viewpoint

Come and join four middle-aged blokes suffer for Transaid

August 24, 2018 Steve Hobson

With 2019 being one of the hottest and driest summers on record, chances are June 2019 will see torrential downpours and strong winds. But don’t let that put you off signing up for Transaid’s latest and possibly greatest fundraiser – a 972-mile cycle ride across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG).

Careers

Royal Mail gets behind Think Logistics skills recruitment drive

August 14, 2018 Steve Hobson

Royal Mail employs approximately 141,000 employees and needs a constant flow of new recruits to join the business at all levels. Nadine Kemp, senior people business partner – central logistics teams – at Royal Mail, is a big fan of the Think Logistics programme to get the message about career opportunities in logistics to students at schools and colleges.

Careers

Don’t ignore black and ethnic minority talent when recruiting

June 4, 2018 Steve Hobson

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.

Interviews

HIAB focuses on customers to deliver more than just hardware

May 22, 2018 Steve Hobson

HIAB, the UK market leader in truck-mounted lift trucks (TMLT), skip and hook loaders and truck-mounted cranes, is opening a network of eight dedicated service centres around the UK to provide a one-stop-shop for the repair and maintenance of this increasingly sophisticated equipment. MT caught up with Rogier van der Linde, MD UK & Ireland at HIAB, at the recent official opening of the first of these centres in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.