THE PRESSURES OF TACKLING DIVERSITY WITHIN YOUR LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

Diversity. There has never been a more important time to talk about this issue in the logistics sector. Employment figures for LGV drivers fell by 21,000 in the second quarter alone last year. The driver recruitment crisis has been exacerbated by the one-two punch of a decreased post-Brexit recruitment pool and jobs lost due to the pressures of COVID.

For an industry whose workforce has traditionally drawn only from certain limited demographics, increased diversity may well be not only the best, but the only solution.

But right now, logistics has a serious diversity problem. Talent in Logistics’ own research established an enormous gender gap among drivers: 95% male, 4% female, 1% transgender / prefer not to say. This issue isn’t limited to the drivers; it affects the industry as a whole. According to Logistics UK in 2019 , women comprised 13.7% of the industry workforce. 78% of the national workforce is white; in logistics it is 91%. 32% of LGBT employees in our industry choose to hide their sexual orientation at work.

What’s more, this diversity problem may be self-perpetuating. The younger generation of ‘internal customers’ is more politically and socially conscious. According to Logistics UK, ‘80% of millennials believe a diversity and inclusion policy is important when deciding to work for a company’. In other words, recruitment among all young people, regardless of gender, could be negatively impacted by a lack of diversity.

In order to face problems like this, we need a clear focus on what the terms we use actually mean. Even more so, we need to foster sensitivity to what distinctions mean to the people they are supposed to describe. Our understandings of all of these terms, ‘diversity’, ‘inclusion’, ‘ethnicity’, ‘gender’, ‘disability’, ‘sexual orientation’, are developing and changing all the time.

Increasing sensitivity to categories and distinctions like gender non-binary or neurodiverse is eroding stereotypes about who we are as people. Some decry the increasing complexity of our professional and social relationships, but for those of us looking forward, this is a good thing.

The pressure is on to stop relying on problematic, inaccurate binary divisions like white vs BAME, or men vs women, or gay vs straight. Instead of lumping people together in these convenient blocks, we have to respond to people with nuance, as individuals.

Yes, this is more work. But when we start doing this, the benefits can be astonishing. In particular, research has established a strong link between diversity and creativity. A 2017 US study found that diverse teams generate 19% more revenue. The diversity in ideas, perspectives and insights allows teams to better anticipate customer needs.

A diverse team is a team which has more than one way of working effectively, and this is never truer than when diversity is harnessed as a company asset rather than skirted as an uncomfortable issue.

Just as one example, as many as 1 in 20 working age adults in the UK may have ADHD. A lot of attention is given to the less desirable aspects of ADHD, but those with the condition may actually have significant advantages over their peers in higher-order skills, especially creative skills such as divergent thinking. The increased ability to make mental leaps and link together seemingly disconnected ideas is something that can be harnessed whenever thinking outside the box is needed. And even supposed weaknesses, like impulsivity, can be an advantage: those with ADHD will say things others are too afraid to.

So, what can organisations do to break the cycle and improve diversity?

  • The most important thing is to act. Simply paying lip service to diversity or sweeping it under the carpet will not achieve anything
    • Solutions need to be cultural, practical and deeply embedded. And all the stakeholders involved need to be on board
  • TIL’s research suggests attention to work-life balance and flexible working options is essential in the recruitment of women in particular. With flexible working options across other sectors rising in the past year, logistics cannot afford to be left behind
  • Cultures of silence need to be dismantled, and replaced with avenues for communication Our differences need to be addressed sensitively, but they shouldn’t be taboo
  • Workplace policies on disability access need to take into account government support that is available, for instance under Access to Work
  • It should be a company goal for shortlists and interview panels to show greater balance
  • Policies need to consider how a broad variety of needs could be accommodated, including those of transgender, neurodiverse, or physically disabled employees, for instance
  • Finally, policies should aim to enable and embed varied approaches to working, communication and problem solving, so as to get the most out of the differences a team can bring to the table

The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge

Over recent decades barriers have been broken down and, as a society, we have come to realise and accept that not everyone fits the same mould. As a nation we are a diverse mix of genders, abilities and beliefs; so fundamentally it should follow that all employers embrace the wealth of talent available when recruiting and retaining staff.

The Big Diversity Challenge series of events was developed to provide an opportunity for industry organisations to experience a unique way to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in their workforce.

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TALENT IN LOGISTICS POSTPONES ITS 2021 AWARDS EVENT

Talent in Logistics announces the decision to cancel the 5th edition of the annual Talent in Logistics Awards until 2022.

The Talent in Logistics Awards programme recognises the talented people that work within the sector, keeping the cogs turning. That includes individuals, such as forklift operators and HGV drivers, and the teams of people behind the scenes who are responsible for training, health and safety, and more. It also focusses on initiatives that display best practice when it comes to sector recruitment, employee engagement, and people development.

Ruth Edwards, Operations Director at Talent in Logistics comments: “Cancelling this year’s awards was a very difficult decision to make, and we are very disappointed as we were so eager to welcome the industry for another brilliant event. However, we are certain this is the most responsible course of action at this time.

“For us, the magic of our industry is in the people. Over the past year, they have been crucial, and deserve even greater praise and recognition than ever for their efforts. So, to keep everyone safe, and give us the best opportunity to celebrate these efforts we feel it is responsible to postpone. We make a promise to the sector that when we come back in 2022, the event will be bigger and better than ever before.”

Talent in Logistics will release full details for the 2022 event in due course.

For further information on entering the awards or sponsoring an award category in 2022, visit www.talentinlogistics.co.uk, call 01952 520216 or email info@talentinlogistics.co.uk.

TALENT IN LOGISTICS CELEBRATES THE SECTOR

The fourth annual Talent in Logistics Awards for 2020 took place on Thursday 1 October and was not quite the glittering awards ceremony that we have become accustomed to, but given the extraordinary circumstances the sector has found itself in this year, the team at Talent in Logistics thought it only right to deliver a virtual awards night that promoted the celebration and recognition of all those working in logistics.

Among those taking away an award were GEFCO in the Best Place to Work category, with judges being hugely impressed by the high levels of employee engagement, the commitment shown to health and wellbeing and an impressive investment into people development.

Meanwhile, Kate Lester of Diamond Logistics was named Inspirational Leader of the Year, while Collaboration in People Development went to Hermes and Abbey Logistics scooped the Training Team of the Year title.

The awards night also featured the Forklift Operator of the Year announcement, which followed a series of exciting, interactive and live challenges earlier in September – finalists went head-to-head for the title, and it was won by Scott Trotham of National Composites Centre.

This year also included the second LGV Driver of the Year competition, and for this there was not 1 but 2 prizes. The CAT C competition was won by Ryan Hunt of Bidfood and the CAT C + E was won by Carl Webster of Buffaload Logistics. This accolade not only celebrated the drivers who are the face of the logistics sector, but provided another thrilling live spectacle hosted at the National Logistics Academy headquarters.

The Talent in Logistics Awards also saw categories, such as Innovation in Recruitment and Rising Star, which were awarded to Business on the Move and Sadie Booth of Pertemps Driver Training respectively.

Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director at Talent in Logistics, said: “Our awards are testimony to the hard working, inspirational and fantastic people we have in this sector. Standards of entries were exceptionally high, and showcased the very best in innovation, engagement and tenacity. I’ve been really encouraged by the number of businesses putting team members and initiatives forward, despite the challenges we have faced as a sector this year, which speaks volumes about the confidence they have in their work, as well as the future of logistics and its people strategies.”

Laptop showcasing Awards Night

The winners announced on the night were:

  • Best Place to Work; GEFCO
  • Collaboration in People Development; HERMES
  • Industry Ambassador of the Year; JENNIFER SWAIN, ROAD TO LOGISTICS
  • Inspirational Leader of the Year; KATE LESTER, DIAMOND LOGISTICS
  • Instructor of the Year; STEVEN SADLER, KENT FORKLIFT TRAINING
  • Innovation in Recruitment; BUSINESS ON THE MOVE
  • Innovative Training Programme; RTITB & MA-SYSTEM
  • Rising Star of the Year; SADIE BOOTH, PERTEMPS DRIVER TRAINING
  • Training Provider of the Year; FLEET SOURCE
  • Training Team of the Year; ABBEY LOGISTICS GROUP
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing; CLIPPER LOGISTICS
  • Forklift Operator of the Year; SCOTT TROTHAM, NATIONAL COMPOSITES CENTRE
  • LGV Driver of the Year (CAT C); RYAN HUNT, BIDFOOD
  • LGV Driver of the Year (CAT C+E); CARL WEBSTER, BUFFALOAD LOGISTICS

Ruth added “The main aim for this year’s awards was to celebrate the sector together with organisations and individuals to shine a light on all of its achievements despite the challenging conditions, ensuring our key focus is on the people who are seldom recognised, but without whom our sector could not survive, and we feel that we achieved this.”

LGV DRIVER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

LGV driver of the year

Talent in Logistics is happy to announce the shortlisted finalists for our 2020 LGV Driver of the Year Competition.

The drivers who will compete in the live finals on 14th September are as follows:

  • Carl Webster – Buffaload Logistics Ltd
  • Christopher Marsh – Ford Motor Company
  • David Filby – Whitehead Co
  • Dean Donoghue – Kuehne + Nagel
  • Gare MacQuarrie – Hermes
  • James Murphy-Sykes – Greggs
  • Nigel Theobold – Driving Talent Ltd
  • Phil Caygill – Severn Trent
  • Ronald Cullum – Kuehne + Nagel
  • Ryan Hunt – Bidfood

By reaching the next phase of the competition, these finalists have already fought off competition from the many other drivers that entered the award.

They will now attend a one-day competition on 14th September at the National Logistics Academy’s LGV training and test centre in Manchester. Throughout the day, they will embark on challenges designed by the expert judges to test their professionalism and safe driving skills. These will include an assessed drive, manoeuvring challenges, walk round checks and a theory test.

All shortlisted drivers who take part in the event, as well as their employers and colleagues, are invited to attend the free Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 online event on the 1st October. The winner of this award, as well as others recognising and rewarding the many different hardworking and inspiring heroes in the logistics sector, will only be announced on the night.

BE PART OF THE CELEBRATION!

Register to attend the online Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 now.

TALENT IN LOGISTICS AWARDS 2020 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The finalists for this year’s Talent in Logistics Awards have been announced. Winners will be revealed at the annual awards event, which will take place online on the evening of 1st October 2020.

“We are absolutely thrilled that despite this year’s challenges, logistics organisations have taken the time to submit really inspiring, high quality award entries,” says Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for Talent in Logistics. “Everyone has played an important part in keeping operations moving in recent months, so we’re excited that we’ll have chance to recognise the exceptional people at every level on the awards night.”

Finalists are from large and small organisations in the logistics sector, including well-known names such as Next, Boots, Hermes, Wincanton, Clipper Logistics, and Kuehne + Nagel.

They have been selected by a panel of judges including Ian Gainford, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner for DVSA, Gwen Carter Powell, International Manager for Investors in People, Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy & Standards for Institute of Leadership and Management, Michael Bourlakis, Head of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management for Cranfield School of Management, Edward Sweeney, Professor of Logistics & Systems for Aston University, Ian Nichol, Head of Logistics for Career Ready, and Shane Brennan, Chief Executive Officer for The Cold Chain Federation.

See the full list of shortlisted finalists here:
https://www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/awards/2020-finalists/

Talent in Logistics Award Winners 2019

“We want everyone across the sector to have chance to join in our celebrations this year,” says Ruth. “So, to ensure the event is as accessible as possible, we have made registration for the live streamed online event completely free.”

Winners for all categories will be announced only on the awards evening. Register to attend the online awards: https://www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/awards/attend/

The shortlisted finalists for the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 are:

Best Place to Work

• Clipper Logistics
• Diamond Logistics Limited
• GEFCO UK
• Ligentia
• PD Ports
• Wincanton (Northampton)

Collaboration in People Development

• BIFA
• Clipper Logistics
• Hermes UK
• PD Ports
• Pertemps Driver Training

Health Safety and Wellbeing

• Clipper Logistics
• PD Ports

Industry Ambassador

• Gary Tucker – Network Training Partnership Ltd
• Jennifer Swain
• Samantha Leleu – Pertemps Driver Training

Innovation in Recruitment

• Business on the Move
• DHL in partnership with Cappfinity
• Pall-Ex (UK) Ltd

Innovative Training Programme

• Clipper Logistics
• Pertemps Driver Training
• RTITB and MA-system

Inspirational Leader

• Kate Lester – Diamond Logistics
• Kimberley McIntosh – Royal Mail
• Nathan Humphreys – Wincanton

Instructor of the Year

• Darrell Stagg – Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics
• John David Bradley – Next
• Matt Brooks – Rock City Stage Crew
• Paul Lumb – Wincanton
• Petrus Moldoveanu – Boots UK
• Ryan Small – Small Training Solutions
• Steven Sadler – Kent Forklift Training

Rising Star of the Year

• Anthony Marriott – Wincanton
• Matthew Hand – JK Transport
• Rachel Thornton – GIST Ltd
• Sadie Booth – Pertemps Driver Training
• Sarah Louise Thornton – Arla Foods
• Varsha-Ghetia – Wincanton

Training Provider of the Year

• Fleet Source Ltd
• JM Trucking Ltd
• Network Training Partnership Ltd
• Pegasus Lift Truck Training Ltd
• Qube Learning
• Small Training Solutions

Training Team of the Year

• Abbey Logistics Group
• Network Training Partnership Ltd
• Pegasus Lift Truck Training Ltd

For further details or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact info@talentinlogistics.co.uk or call +44 (0)1952 520216.

TALENT IN LOGISTICS PUTS FORKLIFT OPERATORS TO THE TEST

This year, the Talent in Logistics Award for Forklift Operator of the Year will be determined by a series of virtual competition finals in September, specially adapted to keep people socially distanced and safe.

The Forklift Operator of the Year award, delivered in partnership with UniCarriers, will be filmed and made available to watch via You Tube and social media to ensure those across the sector still have the opportunity to support their friends, family and colleagues and be part of the event.

“Notoriously, the Forklift Operator of the Year live finals are something of a spectacle and great fun for all involved – competitors and spectators alike,” says Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for Talent in Logistics. “Although the competition set-up will be slightly different this time around, the events will still retain the same sense of fun and entertainment, as well as of course closely examining the talent and knowledge of operators to identify the best of the best.”

Previously planned as regional heats taking place during the summer of 2020, the virtual competition finals will now take place in Telford, UK, on the 9th, 10th and 11th September. The top 30 competitors from the earlier online testing stage have been invited to participate and will be required to complete four different tests to identify their level of operating skill and knowledge.

The tests for 2020 will be themed around the Olympics, with tasks inspired by basketball, weightlifting, show-jumping, and golf. Competitors will take part in three practical tests, one of which will include operating a forklift with attachment, as well as one classroom-based test of knowledge.

As well as being developed to be motivating and engaging for the Forklift Operators, all of the tests are designed to adhere to social distancing recommendations, and extra health and hygiene processes will be followed during the competitions for the safety of all involved.  The finalists for the Forklift Operator of the Year award will be announced at the end of the three-day event.

“Forklift operators are a vital asset in an essential economy sector. Their job requires skill, motivation and constant attentiveness,” states Chris Bates, Managing Director at UniCarriers. “With the Forklift Operator of the Year competition, we want to throw the spotlight on them and thank them for their valuable contribution to the industry.  It’s great that we can still do so virtually.”

During the event, UniCarriers will also present other vehicles during digital demonstrations, including more counterbalance trucks, reach trucks, order pickers and pallet trucks.

Finalists will complete all tests using the UniCarriers TX3 electric counterbalance forklift truck, winner of the International Forklift of the Year (IFOY) 2019 and the Red Dot Award 2018, including one specially equipped with a relevant attachment provided by Abbey Attachments.

The overall winner of the Forklift Operator of the Year will be revealed at the online Talent in Logistics Awards night on 1st October 2020. This unique awards event is free to attend and will enable anyone across the supply chain to find out the winners from all awards categories, as well as participate in a virtual networking event, and join in a celebration of the heroes in the logistics sector.

To be part of the Talent in Logistics Awards, register for a free place: https://www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/awards/attend/ 

To watch the live Forklift Operator of the Year virtual finals, visit https://www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/live-competitions/forklift-operator-of-the-year/

FORKLIFT OPERATOR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Talent in Logistics is happy to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2020 Forklift Operator of the Year Competition 2020.

The competition, which is being held in partnership with UniCarriers for the fourth consecutive year, is one the many events Talent in Logistics organises to reward and recognise key workers from within the sector.

The shortlisted finalists for the 2020 award will compete as follows:

9th September

  • Keely Hadfield – Mantra Learning
  • Samantha Tyson – PPG Architectural Coatings UK Ltd
  • Craig Colbeck – PPG Architectural Coatings UK Ltd
  • Stephen Walker – Malcolm Logistics
  • Ricky Mustoe – Idea Recruitment
  • Scott Trotham – National Composite Centre

10th September

  • Steve Desborough – Howdens
  • Gerald Clinton – Lyreco
  • Jason Leech – Evander Glazing and Locks
  • Mark Hickman – Premier Access Solutions
  • Stewart Loades – D and F McCarthy
  • Carl Richards

11th September

  • Marc Bonsor – Richard Johnston’s
  • Hacene Chaher – Knowhow
  • Ross Smith – Veolia ES Field Services Ltd
  • Alun Thomas – Huntleigh Healthcare
  • Matthew Kitching – WT Distribution
  • Chris Martin – DHL Parcels UK

All our amazing finalists have been selected based on their scores from an earlier online test. They will now join the judging team in Telford, at the Talent in Logistics headquarters, for a day of live tests. The finals will be held in a safe environment, with social distancing observed and no access to the general public. More details regarding the competition finals can be found here.

The winner of the Forklift Operator of the Year award will be revealed during the unique online Talent in Logistics Awards ceremony on 1st October, and will be the recipient of a £1000 cash prize.

We encourage our supporters and any colleagues, friends or family of the competitors to register to watch the virtual competition finals to see the operators demonstrating their high level of skills and show them your support.

Employee Wellbeing and Engagement Take Centre Stage at Online Logistics Conference

Online Logistics Conference

Putting people at the heart of logistics operations will be the focus of this year’s Talent in Logistics conference which will take place entirely online.

“The success of the logistics sector relies heavily on its talented people during these challenging times,” says Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for Talent in Logistics. “And when leaders engage with employees, this is shown to increase productivity, customer satisfaction, and safety while reducing absence levels and attrition.”

“This is a period of change and priorities are shifting for many organisations,” she continues. “That’s why we have curated the agenda to focus on the areas that will provide the most guidance and inspiration to employers for the uncertain road ahead.”

The one-day digital conference, which takes place on 23rd September 2020, will be delivered remotely by a series of speakers, all experts in the field of employee engagement.

Keynote speaker Liggy Webb, an award winning author, presenter and consultant who specialises in the area of behavioural skills and human resilience, will lead a session titled ‘How to lead a culture of wellbeing and resilience’ that will help attendees understand more about stress-related burnout, the value of investing in employee wellbeing and how to help people through uncertain times.

 

Talent in Logistics will present the findings of recent research into HGV Driver engagement, carried out in collaboration with Pertemps Driving Division.  This will reveal how HGV drivers feel about their role, employers, and career prospects, as well as their suggestions for solving the skills shortages in the sector.

Other sessions will cover topics such as the role of gathering employee feedback, managing and engaging a remote workforce, corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and lessons learned from Covid-19 around why it is so important to invest in people.

“It’s crucial now more than ever that we come together as a sector,” says Ruth. “Our planned calendar of 2020 conferences has evolved online to provide an alternative that will continue to help logistics employers, and their valuable people, to succeed in the long term.”

The conference will take place across a full day. All registrants will receive recordings of each session, accompanied by a range of additional, useful resources, ensuring maximum value even for those who cannot watch the whole event live.  This content will be available exclusively to registered conference attendees.

Conference tickets are available now for £50+VAT (usual price £125+VAT).  To register, visit www.talentinlogistics.co.uk. Or for more information, call 01952 520216 or email talentinlogistics@captib.co.uk.

Employee Wellbeing and Engagement Take Centre Stage at Online Logistics Conference

Online Logistics Conference

Putting people at the heart of logistics operations will be the focus of this year’s Talent in Logistics conference which will take place entirely online.

“The success of the logistics sector relies heavily on its talented people during these challenging times,” says Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for Talent in Logistics. “And when leaders engage with employees, this is shown to increase productivity, customer satisfaction, and safety while reducing absence levels and attrition.”

“This is a period of change and priorities are shifting for many organisations,” she continues. “That’s why we have curated the agenda to focus on the areas that will provide the most guidance and inspiration to employers for the uncertain road ahead.”

The one-day digital conference, which takes place on 23rd September 2020, will be delivered remotely by a series of speakers, all experts in the field of employee engagement.

Keynote speaker Liggy Webb, an award winning author, presenter and consultant who specialises in the area of behavioural skills and human resilience, will lead a session titled ‘How to lead a culture of wellbeing and resilience’ that will help attendees understand more about stress-related burnout, the value of investing in employee wellbeing and how to help people through uncertain times.

Talent in Logistics will present the findings of recent research into HGV Driver engagement, carried out in collaboration with Pertemps Driving Division.  This will reveal how HGV drivers feel about their role, employers, and career prospects, as well as their suggestions for solving the skills shortages in the sector.

Other sessions will cover topics such as the role of gathering employee feedback, managing and engaging a remote workforce, corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and lessons learned from Covid-19 around why it is so important to invest in people.

“It’s crucial now more than ever that we come together as a sector,” says Ruth. “Our planned calendar of 2020 conferences has evolved online to provide an alternative that will continue to help logistics employers, and their valuable people, to succeed in the long term.”

The conference will take place across a full day. All registrants will receive recordings of each session, accompanied by a range of additional, useful resources, ensuring maximum value even for those who cannot watch the whole event live.  This content will be available exclusively to registered conference attendees.

Conference tickets are available now for £50+VAT (usual price £125+VAT).  To register, visit www.talentinlogistics.co.uk. Or for more information, call 01952 520216 or email talentinlogistics@captib.co.uk.

Extra time to enter the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020

Talent in Logistics Awards 2020

The past few months have been really challenging for many, but every day we’re blown away by the amazing efforts we see from the logistics sector and the encouraging positive stories we encounter in our #ilovelogisticscampaign on social media.  That’s one of the reasons why we have decided to extend the deadline to enter the Talent in Logistics Awards until 24th July 2020.

TALENT IN LOGISTICS AWARDS 2020 GOES ONLINE!

Our awards for the logistics industry and the standout people and teams working hard across the supply chain will not be cancelled this year, despite the current unusual and ever- changing circumstances. However, they will be more unique than ever!

The 2020 Talent in Logistics Awards will take place completely online as a live streamed, virtual event on YouTube and social media, meaning that absolutely anyone can watch the awards and share in the celebration of the incredible people within our sector.

ENTER THE TALENT IN LOGISTICS AWARDS

If you’ve already entered the Talent in Logistics Awards this year, your entry still stands and is in the running to win an award. You just might be delivering a virtual acceptance speech if you win, instead of going up on the stage!

However, if you haven’t got round to writing your entry yet, the good news is that you now have more time to do so.  The entry deadline has been extended until 24th July 2020, so enter now!

WHY SHOULD YOU ENTER THE TALENT IN LOGISTICS AWARDS?

With the logistics sector going above and beyond at the moment, we know there are even more amazing examples of dedication, commitment, and achievement than usual across the supply chain. Make sure you recognise and celebrate this by entering your standout individuals, teams and programmes for a Talent in Logistics Award.

Our Awards are a great way to show the talented people in your organisation exactly how valued they are, which can help improve motivation, engagement, and loyalty.  Receiving a Talent in Logistics Award is also a great way to showcase the great work your organisation does and how much it values its people, providing positive PR for your business. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to demonstrate why it’s a great place to work, supporting your efforts to recruit the best talent.

HOW TO ENTER THE TALENT IN LOGISTICS AWARDS

Entering the awards is straightforward. Simply download a form from our website for your chosen awards category, complete the essential details and add your written entry of up to 1000 words and your choice of up to three supporting documents.

Categories include:

• Innovation in Recruitment

• Collaboration in People Development

• Innovative Training Programme

• Training Provider of the Year

• Health Safety & Wellbeing Initiative

• Best Place to Work

• Industry Ambassador for the Year

• Inspirational Leader of the Year

• Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring

• Instructor of the Year

• Rising Star of the Year

Find out more about all of the awards categories.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR ENTRY?

Writing award entries may not be a usual part of your day job, but please don’t let that stop you! It may take a little time and effort, but the rewards are well worth it. Also, to support you creating your award entry, we have developed our free downloadable Handy Awards Guide to give you extra guidance and lots of helpful tips.

What’s more, on 24th June 2020, you’re invited to attend a free webinar with our very own Ruth Edwards asking ‘What does a good awards entry look like?’. The webinar will give you practical guidance with our top 10 tips for writing an award entry as well as compelling reasons why you should enter. It’s a great chance to ask questions too.

Don’t miss out. Register for the free webinar now.

Talent in Logistics Announces Totally Online Awards Night for 2020

Laptop showcasing Awards Night

The Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 will now take place as a completely virtual live event on Thursday 1st October 2020, confirms the organiser as it also extends the entry deadline for the awards.

The Talent in Logistics Awards this year will be a unique, online event that will be live streamed on YouTube and social media channels, instead of being held in Manchester as originally planned.

“The past few months have presented unusual circumstances, but there is no way that we wanted to cancel or postpone this year’s Awards, especially when we have had such a high standard of entries so far,” says Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for Talent in Logistics.

“This year, those in the logistics sector have been crucial, and deserve even greater praise and recognition than ever for their efforts,” she continues. “We’re thrilled to be able to do this in a new and different way, that will also help keep everyone safe.”

 

The livestream of the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 will be free for anyone to watch and reveal winners live during the online awards ceremony.  There will be interactive elements, and winners will have the opportunity to virtually accept their awards.  The event will also dedicate time to showcasing and celebrating hard work across the supply chain this year and will share positive stories from within the sector, including those inspired by the Talent in Logistics #ilovelogistics social media campaign.

To enable as many people as possible to get involved and celebrate the sector’s achievements this year, the entry deadline for the Talent in Logistics Awards has also been extended until 24th July 2020.

The awards remain free to enter, and entry forms can be downloaded from the Talent in Logistics website.  Award entries consist of a submission of up to 1000 words, along with the option to attach three supporting documents, and will be judged by a panel of sector experts, leaders, and influencers. The shortlist will be announced by early August 2020.

Information regarding the LGV Driver of the Year and Forklift Operator of the Year live competitions and awards will be announced in due course.

“Talent in Logistics is no stranger to being unique – ours are the first and only awards that are 100% dedicated to recognising standout people in our industry,” says Ruth. “We want to bring positivity and pride to the whole logistics sector after a challenging year, so we’re delighted that our online Awards will make it possible for anyone, anywhere to be part of the event.”

For more information on entering the awards or sponsoring an Awards category, visit www.talentinlogistics.co.uk,  call 01952 520216 or email talentinlogistics@captib.co.uk .

Event postponement due to coronavirus

In light of the evolving coronavirus situation, we have taken the decision to postpone our upcoming Talent in Logistics Engage Conference, originally due to take place on 21st April. Our Attract Conference has also been rescheduled to a new date and location.

We have also decided to postpone the live competitions for our Forklift Operator of the Year and LGV Driver of the Year awards.

Talent in Logistics Conferences

Both of the conferences will now take place at Cranfield Management Development Centre in September as follows:

  • Attract Conference – 22nd September
  • Engage Conference – 23rd September

Tickets already purchased for both conferences will still be valid for the new date.

Talent in Logistics Live Competitions

Our 2020 live competitions have been rescheduled as follows:

  • LGV Driver of the Year live competition – between 2nd and 10th September (venues TBA)
  • Forklift Operator of the Year – regional live competitions (South, North, Midlands) between 2nd and 10th September (venues TBA)

Although these live competitions will now take place later than planned, the deadline for entering the awards remains unchanged and there are just 2 weeks left to enter!

Nominations for both the Forklift Operator of the Year and LGV Driver of the Year must be received by 3rd April 2020 – this deadline will not be extended.

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Talent in Logistics Awards

We are currently operating in line with government and NHS guidelines and are continually reviewing the situation with the health, safety and wellbeing of our team, customers and partners in mind.  At present, the Talent in Logistics Awards is due to go ahead as planned on 1st October in Manchester.

Should anything further change regarding our Talent in Logistics event calendar, this will be announced on our website and social media channels.

Protecting people in logistics

Rescheduling the conferences and competitions ensures we have time to deliver safe and secure events, whilst still providing professionals with the right knowledge and tools to succeed when it comes to engaging, attracting and rewarding talent within our sector.

We would like to thank our delegates, customers and partners for their continued support and patience throughout these highly unusual circumstances.

If you have any questions about the changes to our conferences and competitions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.