A new and unique annual awards event, “Talent in Logistics”, dedicated solely to recognising and celebrating professionals in training, learning and development in transport, warehousing and logistics officially launched on 7th February 2017. Taking place on 22nd June 2017 in Telford, West Midlands, the Talent in Logistics Awards will reward individuals who are often overlooked by other accolades in the industry, despite being key to the current and future success of logistics in UK and Ireland.

With 2.2 million people in the UK working in transport, warehousing and logistics, and thousands more needed to support the growth of the sector, providing professional development and staff recognition has never been more important. It is vital that organisations address skills, training and career progression to retain exceptional staff, and attract new employees.

The Talent in Logistics Awards 2017 recognise and celebrate the skills and hard work of people in the logistics industry. From trainers and Learning and Development (L&D) Managers, to LGV drivers and apprentices, HR Managers to Logistics Managers; these unique awards will reward the people that keep the country moving. These awards are the only accolades completely dedicated to the people that work hard to make the logistics, transport and warehousing sectors a success.

It is free to enter the awards online and winning will enable organisations to visibly demonstrate their commitment to quality training to existing and potential employees, as well as their industry peers. Recognising the exceptional work of staff with this well-regarded award will also help companies to support recruitment and encourage employee retention whilst improving team morale.

There are 15 Talent in Logistics Award categories, which are as follows;

  • Training/Learning and Development Manager of the Year – sponsored by Specialised Training
  • Training Programme of the Year
  • Training Team of the Year
  • Health and Safety Leader of the Year
  • Transport Manager of the Year
  • LGV Instructor of the Year – sponsored by National Register of LGV Instructors
  • Driver CPC Instructor of the Year
  • Driver CPC Training Provider of the Year
  • LGV Driver Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Merlin Supply Chain
  • LGV Driver of the Year
  • Materials Handling Equipment Training Provider of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Lift Truck Instructor of the Year
  • International Forklift Operator of the Year – sponsored by UniCarriers
  • Lifetime Contribution to Training and Development in Logistics – sponsored by Mentor FLT Training

The winners of the inaugural Talent in Logistics Awards, will be announced during a celebratory dinner at the Telford International Centre, on the evening of the 22nd June 2017.  As well as a deluxe three course dinner and entertainment, the event will also offer learning and development professionals a unique opportunity to socialise and network with their peers. The awards are proudly sponsored by media partners SHD, Health and Safety at Work, Transport Operator and Training Journal.

Entry is free and organisations and individuals may enter more than one category. The online entry process opens on Monday 6th February 2017 and the deadline for entries is 31st March 2017.  To see the entry criteria or enter the Talent in Logistics Awards, visit the awards entry page.

To attend the Talent in Logistics Awards, contact talentinlogistics@capitb.co.uk to purchase individual tickets or a table.

Promotional opportunities exist for organisations that wish to sponsor an award.  For more information contact talentinlogistics@captib.co.uk or call +44(0) 1903 204187.

Prior to the Awards on 22nd June, the new Talent in Logistics Conference will also take place in Telford.  The free daytime conference offers seminar sessions focused on the key issues facing learning and development professionals in UK logistics.  Attending will help managers to improve skills and develop people effectively in their business.  It also provides a relevant professional development opportunity, while helping businesses ensure that they can procure and deliver the right training and meet their business objectives.  Live forklift competitions will also take place during the day.

Register for a free place at the Talent in Logistics Conference online now. Please note, places are limited.

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