Leading Logistics Conference Back & Bigger Than Ever

The third annual Talent in Logistics conference promises to be the biggest ever with an incredible line-up of seminars, exhibitors and live competitions for 2019.

The event, which takes place on 27th June at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, will give delegates the skills and knowledge to make real improvements to people strategies, employee engagement and talent attraction through expert insight and actionable guidance.

This will be delivered through a series of talks and seminars in three theatres, each with a specialised theme: Attract, Develop and Engage. Delegates to the conference will also gain four hours CPD from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Speakers include none other than Steve Backley, OBE, the only British athlete to win medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. With a background in sports psychology, Steve will talk about mental preparation and identify the three main attributes which lead to success.

Gwen Carter-Powell, international manager for Investors in People (IIP), will be taking a seminar on defining culture in order to retain talent. There will also be a panel discussion led by Think Logistics on solving the skills gap through youth employment.

Delegates will enjoy a new and improved Info Zone full of networking opportunities and the chance to get face-to-face with industry leading exhibitors including the Institute of Leadership & Management, Woodfines Solicitors and How’s My Driving.

The conference will also see the return of the nail-biting live final of Forklift Operator of the Year, where finalists are put through their paces in a series of interactive challenges, as well as an exciting new competition; LGV Driver of the Year. This accolade not only celebrates the drivers who are the face of the logistics industry, but will provide another thrilling live spectacle when the finalists go head-to-head.

Following the conference is the annual Talent in Logistics Awards, which takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. This year sees the introduction of a number of new categories, such as Innovation in Recruitment, Rising Star and Best Place to Work.

Ruth Edwards, business manager at Talent in Logistics, said: “This year’s event will be the biggest yet and we’re expecting hundreds of people to attend.  This is an incredible networking opportunity in a really welcoming environment.

“We want to work collaboratively with organisations and individuals to make a difference with the challenges the industry is facing, while ensuring our key focus is on the people who are seldom recognised but without whom our sector could not survive.”

Tickets to this year’s leading conference are £95.00 + VAT. To book your place click here or to find out more information contact the Talent in Logistics team on talentinlogistics@capitb.co.uk.

2019 Conference & Awards: 7 Reasons To Book Your Tickets

For anyone in the logistics business, the Talent in Logistics Conference is an event not to be missed. Now in its third year, it’s a chance for HR, learning and development and operational professionals to share knowledge and best practice.

This year’s event will be our biggest and best yet – here’s why you should book your ticket today…

1) This is your chance to learn from the experts about the latest updates in logistics and best practices to attract, develop and engage talent. The 2019 conference boasts a stellar line-up of expert speakers who will lead a series of talks and seminars in three theatres, each with a specialised theme: Attract, Develop and Engage. Topics will range from ‘Solving the Skills Gap Through Youth Employment, Workforce Development and Being An Authentic Leader.

2) You will have access to a new and improved InfoZone where Cranfield School of Management, Woodfines Solicitors and the Institute of Leadership & Management  are among the diverse range of companies offering solutions to logistics problems. This is a great opportunity to be at the forefront of new technologies and get some one-on-one time with experts who can help you improve the people strategies within your business. You can use our networking area to meet new contacts and arrange appointments in a quiet and comfortable environment away from the rest of the conference.

3) We pride ourselves on creating a friendly atmosphere for all our delegates, making the conference the ideal place to develop your networking skills. It’s not uncommon for people to miss out on these opportunities due to a lack confidence, but we will be on hand to welcome you as soon as you arrive.

4) It’s always comforting to know you’re not alone, and every year the conference is filled with people looking for solutions to the same problems. We believe the best way to learn best practice is from each other, so seize this opportunity to meet your peers and start tackling your shared challenges together.

5) It’s actually a lot of fun! Yes, we know, ‘networking event’ probably doesn’t scream ‘fun day out’, but our delegates do have a great time! Aside from the talks and demonstrations, each year the conference hosts the live finals of Forklift Operator of the Year – sponsored by UniCarriers UK – where finalists are put through their paces in a series of interactive challenges. This year’s delegates will also see the introduction of another exhilarating live event when the LGV Driver of the Year finalists go head-to-head.

6) Following the  conference, we host the third annual Talent in Logistics Awards which is all about recognising and rewarding the teams and individuals who work hard every day to keep the country on the move. For a sector that works quietly in the background, this is a great way to shout about what we do.

7) Most importantly of course, you will leave equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to make real improvements to your people strategies, employee engagement and talent attraction.

With the sector facing a looming skills deficit, it has never been more important to arm your business with the tools it needs to develop. Talent in Logistics is a unique combination of networking, learning and entertainment, so if you’re looking to grow your business and challenge yourself, book your tickets today.

Tickets for the conference and awards ceremony are on sale now, click here to book your place.

Meet The 2019 InfoZone Exhibitors

TiL Conference

We know that finding the right suppliers can take up valuable time.

With access to the right companies in one room, on one day, our focused exhibition at the Talent in Logistics Conference helps save you time by bringing you face-to-face with potential suppliers, while also offering you an unrivalled networking opportunity with your industry peers.

Book your place at the Talent in Logistics Conference now…

Here are just some of the leading transport, logistics and training businesses that you’ll get to meet by attending the 2019 conference:

  • Career Ready
  • Cranfield University
  • Davis Derby
  • How’s My Driving?
  • Indeed
  • Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Investors in People
  • MA System
  • National Register of LGV Instructors
  • NOVUS
  • Think Logistics
  • RTITB
  • RTITB Academy
  • UniCarriers
  • Woodfines Solicitors

With many more big names from the transport, warehousing and logistics industry due to confirm shortly, the InfoZone is a networking opportunity that you can’t afford to miss.

What’s more, your Talent in Logistics Conference ticket includes the opportunity to attend seminars specially designed to make real improvements to your people strategies, employee engagement and talent attraction. You can attend as many sessions as you like, making this the most relevant CPD opportunity for HR, L&D and Operational professionals in the logistics and transport industry.  In fact, CILT UK members will be awarded 4 CPD hours for attending the event.

Check out the full agenda here…

If you invest just one day this year in developing your skills and your business, then make sure you spend it at Talent in Logistics.

Don’t miss out. Click here to book your conference ticket now…

For more information, or to find out more about how you can exhibit at the Talent in Logistics Conference 2019, email Jordan Dalziel on Jordan_dalziel@capitb.co.uk or call our helpful team on 01952 520216.

Talent in Logistics 2019 Awards Finalists Announced

The shortlisted finalists for the 2019 Talent in Logistics Awards – the only event dedicated to the recruitment, development, engagement and retention of the people who keep the cogs of the supply chain turning daily – have been revealed today.

Finalists have been chosen by a group of expert judges from across the sector, including representatives from BITA (British Industrial Truck Association), Career Ready, FSDF (Food Storage and Distribution Federation), Investors in People and the Institute of Leadership and Management.

The winners of the Talent in Logistics Awards will be revealed during a black-tie event on 27th June 2019 at Hilton DoubleTree, Milton Keynes. Following a drinks reception and three-course meal, celebrity host Rod Woodward will present the awards.

With after-dinner entertainment and attendees from leading organisations, the awards ceremony provides businesses with a chance to demonstrate their commitment to nurturing future talent and rewarding their excellent people. It also provides an unrivalled opportunity to network with potential suppliers and customers in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

To secure tickets for the Talent in Logistics Awards, please visit https://www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/events/awards/attend/ or email the team on talentinlogistics@capitb.co.uk.

The shortlisted finalists for the 2019 Talent in Logistics Awards are:

Best Place to Work

  • AO Logistics
  • Culina Group
  • Sainsbury’s Argos
  • Wincanton

Collaboration in People Development

  • Euro Car Parts Ltd & Apprentice Assessment Ltd
  • Sainsbury’s Argos & Unite The Union
  • Tesco, Scania Training & South Essex College
  • Vantec Europe Ltd & University of Sunderland

Industry Ambassador of the Year

  • Marisa Baker, Kingsley Consulting
  • Tony Bellott, Northamptonshire Logistics Forum
  • Bethany Fovargue, NOVUS
  • Samantha Earl, Pertemps Driver Training
  • Steve Granite, Think Logistics

Innovation in Recruitment

  • Business On The Move
  • Goldstar Transport
  • Kuehne & Nagel
  • NN1 Personnel Ltd

Innovative Training Programme

  • AO Logistics
  • ArrowXL
  • MA System
  • Teletrac Navman
  • Wincanton

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Michael Price, Clipper Logistics
  • Marc Cowan, Dolphin Logistics
  • Ben Baldwin, Euro Car Parts Ltd
  • Emma Ross, Hilti Ltd
  • Annabel Thompson, Tesco
  • Ian Loughlin, Vantec Europe Ltd

Instructor of the Year

  • Dawn Moss, Driver Hire Training
  • Duncan Spindler, Goldstar Transport
  • Gavin Layer, Kuehne & Nagel
  • Matthew Brooks, Rock City Stage Crew
  • Ryan Small, Small Training Solutions
  • Paul Lumb, Wincanton

Rising Star of the Year

  • Martin Cross, AO Logistics
  • Beth West, Clipper Logistics
  • Svetlana Laksa, Clipper Logistics
  • Charlotte Richardson, David Watson Transport
  • Jenna Sewell, Sainsbury’s Argos
  • Tienne Oates, Wincanton

Training Provider of the Year

  • 2 Start Training Ltd
  • GTG Training Ltd
  • Phoenix Training
  • Small Training Solutions
  • Specialist Training & Consultancy Services Ltd

Training Team of the Year

  • Eddie Stobart
  • Kuehne & Nagel
  • Network Training Partnership
  • Tesco

Forklift Operator of the Year

  • Andy Jones, Sainsbury’s
  • Gareth Bermingham, Wilko
  • Kris Scarborough, Wilko
  • Rhys Tomlinson, Kuehne & Nagel

LGV Driver of the Year

  • Alex Hudson, JJX Logistics
  • Crescienzo Cotugno, The NX Group
  • Denise Howe, Goldstar Transport
  • Jason Sayers, Kuehne & Nagel
  • Lee Hemming, The NX Group
  • Mark Fisher, Moody Logistics & Storage
  • Tony McCafferty, J. Murphy & Sons Ltd

Don’t Miss Talent in Logistics 2019

Talent in Logistics is the only event dedicated to the recruitment, development, recognition and retention of the 2.2M+ people working in logistics in the UK and Ireland. And the Annual Conference is back for 2019, taking place on Thursday 27th June at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.

2019’s event is another unmissable opportunity to invest one day in yours and your team’s development in order to spend time with like-minded HR, learning and development and operational professionals. It’s a day of sharing knowledge and a chance to listen to industry leaders about the latest updates in the sector and best practice in attracting, developing and engaging talent.

This year’s event is split into three areas, attract, develop and engage, with a range of speaker sessions from industry experts that will hopefully provide you with a number of insights to take back to your business.

Recent research into students by Talent in Logistics shows that only 3.8% were interested in pursuing a career in logistics. With a talent shortage prominent in the sector, our attract seminars will provide insight on:

  • Recruiting talent after Brexit
  • Solving the skills gap through youth employment
  • Future roles in logistics

With the logistics sector moving at an incredibly fast rate, it’s crucial for companies to put investment into their employees’ development, to make sure they remain competitive in the market whilst their teams increase their skill sets and remain motivated. In our develop theatre, you will have the chance to hear about:

  • Creating a coaching culture
  • Top tips for first time managers
  • Workforce Development strategies

An engaged workforce is a successful one, employees form the heart of any business and a workforce that believes in the business’s goals as strongly as those who make them, is well on the way to success. Looking after employees is vital, particularly in many of the high pressure roles within logistics and transport, and our engage seminars will discuss:

  • Health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Employee Engagement
  • Defining your culture in order to retain talent

The Talent in Logistics Conference provides a whistle-stop tour of HR, learning and development and operational insight and thought-provoking talks, with a number of expert speakers and networking opportunities, not to mention the grand finals of the Forklift Operator and LGV Driver of the Year Awards – it’s not one to be missed!

Find out all about what the Conference has to offer here, and book your tickets now – we look forward to seeing you there!

Talent in Logistics Awards Now Open

Entries are open for the Talent in Logistics Awards 2019. Talent in Logistics supports and celebrates the 2.2million+ logistics, transport and warehousing employees that keep the logistics sector running.

The awards, which are free to enter, will see a number of new additions to this year’s categories, not only celebrating the individuals that contribute to the industry operationally, but the teams and strategies that successfully develop talent to drive the industry forward.

New Categories include Innovation in Recruitment, Excellence in Coaching & Mentoring and Best Place to Work, as well as the prestigious Rising Star award which celebrates up and coming talent within the industry.

Ruth Edwards, Business Manager says; “Our Awards night exists to reward and recognise stand-out individuals, teams and organisations that successfully attract, develop and engage talent, in order to drive the industry forward. For us the magic of our sector is in the people and we want to showcase them for all to see.”

The highly anticipated Forklift Driver of the Year will be back once again, with entrants put through a number of theoretical and rigorous practical tests in the form of heats and a live grand final. This will be held during the 2019 Annual Conference and will see finalists make their way through a number of themed challenges and skills tests in order to be awarded the title.

Another new live event is the LGV Driver of the Year award, in which any CAT C or CAT C+E drivers can take on a number of interactive challenges. This award is a chance to recognise the drivers who are the face of our industry and consists of online nomination, live heats and a live grand final.

The judging panel will be made up industry leaders and influencers from HR, logistics, leading industry publications and learning and development organisations who will whittle down the applicants. The full judging panel will be announced in due course.

Awards entries will be open until 4th March 2019, with the shortlist announced w/c 25th March. Tickets are now on sale for the glamorous awards ceremony, and spectators are invited to watch the live finals of Forklift Driver of the Year and LGV Driver of the Year on 27th June 2019.

For more information on categories and to enter the awards, click here.

Talent in Logistics’ 2019 new and improved categories include:

  • Innovation in Recruitment
  • Industry Ambassador Award
  • Excellence in Youth Employment
  • Innovative Training Programme
  • Collaboration in People Development
  • Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Training Provider of the Year
  • Training Team of the Year
  • Health and Wellbeing Initiative
  • Best Place to Work
  • Inspirational Leader of the Year
  • Rising Star Award
  • Instructor of the Year
  • Forklift Operator of the Year
  • LGV Driver of the Year

Talent in Logistics Appoints New Team

Demonstrating its success and determination to be the must-visit event and go-to voice for advice on attracting, developing and engaging blue collar workers in the logistics sector, Talent in Logistics has made two new key appointments.

As part of the new approach, Ruth Edwards has been appointed as business manager and Jordan Dalziel as marketing and events assistant. They join Talent in Logistics with the aim of ensuring its annual event is a hit for HR, L&D and Operational professionals within the sector, whilst working collaboratively with organisations to support those looking to enter or progress across the industry.

With experience in roles such as marketing, events and operations, Ruth joins saying: “Having worked in industry and leading large teams where employee development and engagement was key to success, I am delighted to be taking on such an exciting role to reward and recognise those who are currently under-represented.”

Joining from a PR and marketing agency, Jordan says: “With experience in this field, it is my current objective to deliver strong PR and marketing activities across online and offline channels and develop new ideas and strategies to grow the business.”

Ruth continues: “As a team our biggest goal is to share knowledge and celebrate those who keep the cogs of the industry running daily. With 2019 being the third year of operation, we are keen to take a new approach, with a range of new additions and updates to our marketing activities, research and annual event.”

Talent in Logistics is committed to supporting and encouraging organisations to address skills, training and career progression to retain exceptional staff and attract new employees.

Talent in Logistics 2019 To Be Bigger Than Ever

Now in its third year, Talent in Logistics’ annual event is back with a range of new additions and updates to make it the must-visit event for HR, L&D and Operational professionals within the logistics industry.

This event is the only one of its kind dedicated to the recruitment, development, engagement and retention of the 2.2 million+ people working in transport, warehousing and logistics across the UK and Ireland.

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