Join your fellow HR, talent and operational professionals.

Feel more confident, more prepared and ready to keep your workforce better engaged than ever before. 

The Annual Conference is focused on how to engage with employees to increase productivity, reduce staff turnover, improve absence and safety incident rates.

£50+VAT ONLINE ticket offer 

If you would like to pay via invoice, please get in touch with us on talentinlogistics@capitb.co.uk


Tuesday 25th January 2022


to be announced

conference ticket

£50 + VAT

By attending this event you will be awarded with 4 hours of CPD from CILT UK

09.15 – 10.15 am

The Road to Recovery

Paul Hudson, Chief Executive Officer at System Group

The current CEO of System Group, Paul Hudson, and previously Managing Director of Apprenticeships was responsible for establishing best practice learning programmes, giving him a wealth of experience supporting the needs of the local economy and maximising the chances of learners progressing into employment.

Session Synopsis: 

System Group – supporting the road to recovery. The needs of employers and learners will evolve and therefore innovation and creativity in learning will offer a compelling proposition for employers within transport and logistics. 

In his session, Paul will cover off key topics including;

  • Recovery in the people development space from the pre-Covid reality
  • Responding to companies differing needs for their people 
  • How to develop practical, inspiring and value add solutions for learners

10.30 – 11.15am

Responding to the Digital Skills Gap

Jane Dickinson and Liz Hanway, Open University

Working with various teams across the university, Jane is passionate about creating digital skills solutions to help organisations develop their digital talent. Most recently, Jane has created a number of digital retraining programmes , which aim to bridge skills gaps and enable individuals to access in demand jobs with local employers.Jane previously worked as a Senior Manager for CompTIA, the global IT industry association, and has worked in the IT training field for over twenty five years. Liz’s role is to work very closely with the transport and logistics sector in understanding the sectors needs and exploring how the Open University can best support it; linking partnerships, educational training through specific OU courses and apprenticeships as well as looking at research and development areas where the expertise of OU academics can support the sector. Liz has over 18 years working in Higher Education training, prior to the OU Liz headed up a business development team up at the University of Hertfordshire for 3 years and before that spent 10 years at FTSE100 company Pearson in their Higher education division working with their on-line learning platforms. Liz has had great experience working with large organisations within the logistics sector and has been working with key bodies such a DWP and Talen in Logistics to promote and support immediate skills training and transition of skills, especially in light of the Covid pandemic. 

Session Synopsis:

The digital landscape has been evolving rapidly, but since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the pace of change has further accelerated. Skills associated with the job families of software engineering,  AI and automation are just some examples of the demand we are seeing within the logistics sector. So how do you ready your workforce for digital transformation and change? How do you create agility so your business can both thrive now and adapt in the future? Join Liz and Jane as they discuss the findings from the Open University’s recent Bridging the Digital Divide and Leading in a Digital Age reports and how they are responding to these challenges to support businesses bridge digital skills gaps.

11.30 – 12.15pm

Keynote: How to lead a culture of wellbeing and resilience

Liggy Webb, International Consultant

Liggy Webb is an award winning and bestselling author, presenter and international consultant. She is also the founding director of The Learning Architect, an international consortium of behavioural skills specialists. She is recognised as a thought leader on human resilience and works with a wide range of businesses focusing on optimising potential through continual learning and behavioural agility. Some of the organisations that Liggy has worked with include the BBC, the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Support, the World Trade Organization, 
the United Nations, The Walt Disney Company and various universities
 and public sector organisations. Liggy believes that the diversity of her clients has provided her with a tremendous insight
into the challenges that people currently face in a rapidly changing world. She has written over twenty-five books on a variety of skills that support wellbeing and the guiding principles of one of her books on resilience has recently been televised for a series with the BBC world service.

Session Synopsis:

At the heart of every successful organisation is a workforce that is fully engaged, positive and resilient. When employees are unhappy, reactive and burned out, every business metric will be affected. Leading a culture of wellbeing and resilience is the key to success especially through uncertainty and turbulence.

During this keynote presentation the key takeaways will include:

  • Learn how to support mental health and overall wellbeing
  • Manage emotions through change, volatility and uncertainty
  • Be aware of rising stress levels and avoid potential burnout 
  • Encourage open communication and manage toxic influences
  • Lead with compassion and empathy to build trust
  • Be a role model and provide wellbeing guidance and support

12.45 – 13.30pm

The Evolving Workforce – How to manage change through an organisational restructure

Session Synopsis:

Transforming businesses means organising people and processes in a different way, getting people to change the way they do

things to realise strategic ambitions.  

Few people would disagree with the above statement, but when and how to do this is something we will be exploring in the

session – as anyone who has had this as their responsibility will tell you – is can be more difficult than it sounds. 


In her session Calley will be discussing the following points; 


  • Do we really need to engage people in change?

  • What are the obstacles to engaging people in change?
  • What can we do to overcome these obstacles?

13.45 – 14.30pm

How to thrive and build organisational resilience in challenging times

Gwen Powell, International Manager, Investors in People

Gwen is responsible for all things ‘international’ at Investors in People – which means looking after clients, practitioners and delivery centres. Gwen has been supporting organisations to make work better for 25 years, both as part of her international responsibilities, and by being an active practitioner too. 

Session Synopsis:

In this session we’ll dive deep into a really key aspect of business; how you engage with your community. And by doing so, how you can put yourself in the best position to thrive as we battle the choppy waters of a world in the midst of, and post, COVID-19.

14.45 – 15.30pm

HGV Driver Engagement – Research Results Revealed

Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director, Talent in Logistics

Ruth has been working within the logistics sector for just over 10 years. In her most recent role she spends her time promoting the opportunities available within the sector, showcasing the amazing people working in it and putting on key events to help companies with their talent attraction, workforce development and employee engagement. Before her move back to logistics in 2018, Ruth worked for Severn Trent Water where was employee engagement lead within their contact channels. 

Session Synopsis:

Ruth will explore the finding of their unique research project on HGV driver engagement. She will explore drivers own views on the causes of the driver shortage and what could be done to attract more drivers, as well as their perceptions of their career. She will discuss drivers’ attitudes to the companies they work for, as well as topics such as training, career prospects, mental health, pay, employee benefits and leadership. Understanding the key challenges around engaging, attracting and retaining talent is the first step in helping the transport and logistics sector tackle its skills shortage. Ruth will then go into more detail on employee engagement and how this can positively impact employee retention in the workplace.

15.45 – 16.30pm

Leading and managing people you rarely see – if at all

Kate Cooper MBA; MEd, BSc, PGCE, PG Dip, FInstLM, FCILG

Head of Research, Policy & Standards, Institute of Leadership & Management

Kate joined the Institute after a career in a university business school where she led the Management, Strategy & Leadership group, she is a regular commentator on BBC and Sky television, radio, records a weekly podcast, is a columnist in Dialogue and Edge journals and frequent speaker at conferences in UK and abroad on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. 

Session Synopsis:

Institute of Leadership & Management research has identified the challenges managers face when leading dispersed teams. Many people have found themselves suddenly working at home and while this has presented opportunities for creativity and innovation for some, for others the experience has been quite different.  

Kate Cooper shares institute research and identifies the key considerations for leaders and managers -existing and aspirational – who want to ensure that out of sight is definitely not out of mind.


Conference Close


Why not get involved with an event partnership that will give you brand exposure, generate leads for your business, establish you as a thought leader and provide an excellent networking opportunity!
Take advantage of the promotional opportunities now available for our digital conference, here is what the package looks like;

Before Event

  • Logo, link to your website and company profile on TIL website
  • Company recognition in all pre-event promotions – website, social media, TIL Spotlight.
  • Email to TIL database promoting your session individually

During Event

  • Joint branded digital conference pack
  • Full page advert in digital conference pack
  • Opportunity to hold a 30 minute speaking session
  • Promotional video shown to audience @ beginning of digital conference
  • Free places for colleagues

After Event

  • Company recognition in all post event mentions – website, social media, and digital newsletters.
  • Thought leadership article to be hosted on TIL website for 12 month period and sent as featured story within the TIL Spotlight
  • Gain access to list of delegates who register for conference
  • Digital business card for your main business contact sent in post event email – which will include recordings of all sessions

View our 2021 Opportunities Pack

If you are interested in this exceptional partner package then get in touch with Ruth Edwards at ruth_edwards@capitb.co.uk or give her a call on 07725794541

Sponsor-System Group

Our sponsor Systems Groups are a transport and logistics training provider of choice. With over 25 years’ experience providing flexible training and skills development for the current and future workforce including part funded and fully funded Adult Education, Apprenticeships and Commercial Training.

ATTRACT Conference

22 September, 2020 – Bedford

The Attract Conference will focus on how to best reach the range of potential employees needed to bridge the skills gap in the transports and logistics sector. More details soon.

DEVELOP Conference

19th January 2021, location is to be announced

The Develop conference is exclusively designed to provide instructors, professional training providers and in-house training teams with a dedicated forum that addresses and solves learning challenges.