“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” Sun Tzu
Thousands of hauliers, transport firms and the supply chain are proving the strength of the UK’s logistics sector. From transporting vital medical supplies and equipment to hospitals, to ensuring that our supermarkets are well-stocked and resupplied, teams across the industry are rallying together, not only to keep the country running but to support one another in these desperate times of need.
Various companies are offering their vehicle fleets to fulfil the growing demands; others look to support those from other industries, offering temporary employment to those who have lost work or been forced to stop working by industry shutdown. Some companies are offering the use of their yards for drivers as a safe respite for breaks and stay overs or are out delivering emergency supplies to the isolated or vulnerable members of their local communities.
It is these firms, groups and individuals, who are the unsung heroes in this time. These men and women, who are working at their own risk, to not only provide for themselves or their families but who are supporting their communities, their industry and our nation.
COVID-19 Coronavirus does not affect any particular gender, race or belief – it affects everyone… and in this new strange new world, the nation is naturally embracing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
The Logistics Industry is playing its part in helping to overcome the immediate threat to life and business to make the world a safer place for all.
In the words of Winston Churchill, ‘You should never waste a good crisis”. Lessons are being learnt and a positive outcome will be to take these lessons forward to a world where we continue to work together, embracing equality, diversity and inclusion for the greater good.
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020 – new date for your diary
It is in times like this, where the diversity and importance of the industry as a whole, becomes even more apparent; and the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge is specifically designed to promote the importance of EDI across the logistics industry. Showcasing companies who believe in the benefits of creating an inclusive culture, promoting best practice to help shape the future of the industry.
After closely monitoring updates regarding the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and, in light of recent announcements, Nimble Media and Talent in Logistics have taken the decision to reschedule The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge event to a new date of Tuesday 8 September 2020.
It is not a decision we have taken lightly, however; we do feel that it is the right one and the health and safety of our guests, sponsors, speakers, partners and suppliers comes first.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all of our customers, who have all been understanding in this matter, and we look forward to welcoming you all to Newark Showground on 8 September to showcase the diversity of our sector.
Show you are a company that cares more and include your team in this groundbreaking event.