Recruitment specialist The Logistics People has promoted project manager Sam Welton as its new MD. 

In his new post, Welton has a brief to boost recruitment levels, develop industry skills and training, introduce flexible working options and strengthen the company’s partnerships.

Welton brings 20 years of experience working in the logistics sector to his new role, joining Stobart in 2002 where he rose to the position of commercial manager, and moving to The Logistics People as project manager in 2020. Since then he has worked closely with founder Carl Stairs.

”I am excited to be leading The Logistics People into this next chapter, where our focus will be innovation, quality, and sustainability,” he said.

”The Logistics People has grown significantly since its acquisition by the Culina Group. It’s been an exciting few years.

”We successfully launched our Logistics Security business, providing security staff to the sector, we also transferred Culina Group’s Unity recruitment arm into The Logistics People.

He added:  “At the same time the sector has met significant challenges, from adapting to post-pandemic shifts in demand to addressing critical labour shortages.

”The logistics sector is the backbone of the economy, and our role in supporting this industry has never been more critical.”

Logistics sector job opportunities have doubled since 2012, and the sector is on course to become Britain’s biggest employer over the next few years.

Under Welton’s leadership, The Logistics People pledged to develop cutting edge solutions to meet the needs and challenges of the sector.

These will include the introduction of enhanced recruitment strategies, using advanced analytics and AI-driven tools to match the right talent with the right opportunities to improve recruitment efficiency and outcomes.

It also aims to offer comprehensive training programs to address skill gaps, to ensure workers are equipped to meet the evolving needs of the sector.

Another goal is to offer more flexible working arrangements, with the company currently pioneering new models of employment that cater to the lifestyle of today’s workforce, while meeting the operational needs of businesses.

The company’s industry partnerships are also in the spotlight, with plans to strengthen these by collaborating closely with industry bodies, educational institutions, and government agencies to advocate for policies that support the growth and sustainability of the logistics sector.

Welton said: ”Logistics People, through its dedicated focus on the sector, has been at the forefront of developing and implementing innovative recruitment strategies.

“These strategies are designed not only to attract but also to retain the skilled workforce necessary for the industry’s success.”

The Logistics people was bought by Culina in July 2021 as part of its takeover of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions (GWSA), a deal that also brought Eddie Stobart, Eddie Stobart Europe, iForce and The Pallet Network into the Culina Group fold.




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