The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2023: Driving Diversity and Inclusion Forward

The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2023: Driving Diversity and Inclusion Forward

Designed to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, Nimble Media have once again partnered with Talent in Logistics to bring you The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge – a teambuilding event open to the logistics industry which will take place on 22 June 2023 at Newark Showground in the heart of the East Midlands.

The first Diversity Challenge was launched in 2016 across the rail sector with the opportunity for companies to come together in a non-formal environment to network and team build whilst undertaking a range of mental and physical challenges. The concept has continued to grow and has demonstrated the benefits attained when companies improve diversity and work together as a
team.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the core of The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge and the event will bring together logistics professionals to look at how to tackle diversity collaboratively and collectively through fun physical and mental team challenges.

The event is also a platform for the industry to share best practice, network, team-build and help shape what the profession should do next to support a more inclusive sector.

With an overall mission to encourage the logistics sector to focus on their people strategies, the events delivery partner, Talent in Logistics, is dedicated to the recruitment, development, engagement, and retention of the 2.5 million+ people working in transport, logistics and warehousing. Dedicated to supporting HR, L&D, Training & Operational professionals, the company was
specifically developed to support these employers and aim to encourage them to address skills, training, and career progression to retain exceptional staff and attract new employees.

Laura Nelson, Managing Director of Talent in Logistics said, “When we talk about diversity we often focus on rebalancing gender and biological sex distribution in the workforce in our industry. Genuine diversity is about so much more. The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge showcases the benefits real diversity and inclusion bring to businesses and teams. Plus, it’s a great day out
that raises awareness alongside the fun.”

The 2023 event will also see the return of our chosen charity, Transaid, an international development charity. Founded by Save the Children, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and its patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

Transaid has more than 20 years’ worth of expertise in multiple countries with partners and governments, empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their lives, through safe, available, and sustainable transport. Transaid identifies, champions, implements, and shares local transport solutions to improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for people in developing countries.

Florence Bearman, Transaid’s Acting Co-Chief Executive said, “Transaid is delighted that The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge is back again in 2023 and it is fantastic to see this event continue to go from strength to strength. It has been a pleasure to see so many of the industry’s future stars take part in an event that champions the important topics of inclusion, equality and diversity. We look forward to meeting the next set of teams in 2023 and supporting them through another tricky Transaid challenge!”

For more information on the event, please contact 01780 432930 or email info@biglogisticsdiversity.co.uk

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