Monthly Archives: January 2018

One month to enter the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

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One month to enter the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

One month to enter the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

With new categories introduced for 2018, this year’s awards will also recognise the achievements of men advancing the progress of women working in transport & logistics.

Currently in its eleventh year, the awards programme will shine a light on the vital role women play in the future of transport and logistics and the wide range of new opportunities available in the sector. The transport and logistics industry currently employs 2.54 million people, accounting for 8% of the total UK workforce*. However, women occupy only 22% of these job roles**, which is why demonstrating the breadth and variety of career opportunities available to women within the sector is so important. The logistics industry alone delivers a staggering £121 billion Gross Value Added to the national economy, making it a major player in the extent and speed of the UK’s future growth. ***

Past finalists and winners of the awards have remained everywoman ambassadors, reshaping the traditional perception of the transport and logistics industry as one that is male-dominated.

The awards will recognise two winners per category; one successful industry “Leader” and one individual at any stage in their career who has truly gone “Above and Beyond” for their organisation. All nominees should demonstrate how they are innovating and excelling in their roles and are welcomed from all sectors, from aviation and shipping to road and rail infrastructure.

In addition, the Industry Champion Award will recognise a woman, or man, who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics. A brand new category has also been added – Male Agent of Change – recognising a man with an active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.

The 2018 Award Categories are as follows

  • The Freight Award – Entrants for this Award should demonstrate how they are innovating in the sector.
  • The Passenger Award – Entrants for this Award should demonstrate how they are improving the customer experience.
  • The Infrastructure Award – Entrants for this Award should demonstrate how they are improving road or rail infrastructure.
  • The Supply Chain Award – Entrants for this Award should demonstrate how they are improving processes within supply chain.
  • The Warehousing Award – Entrants for this Award should demonstrate how they are innovating and improving warehouse operations.
  • Industry Champion Award – Entrants for this Award should demonstrate the impact that they have had on attracting and retaining women in the industry. Awarded to one individual only, male or female.
  • Male Agent of Change Award (new for 2018) – Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics

Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman, comments, “Every year we look forward to uncovering the exceptional women whose achievements will truly inspire those aspiring to work in transport and logistics and importantly motivate those who have never considered the industry, to take a fresh look at it. The variety of industries represented by past finalists and winners shows just how many interesting and fulfilling opportunities are available, completely reshaping the perceptions many have about the industry.”

David Wells, chief executive of the FTA adds: “Logistics is one of the UK’s biggest employers with more than 2.54 million people working across the industry, yet only a small proportion of that number are women. FTA is delighted to once again sponsor the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards to recognise the women really driving change and acting as role models in a wide range of roles, and to showcase the opportunities that exist for the next generation to join this vibrant area of a sector, which underpins every aspect of modern life.”

The winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony on Thursday 14 June 2018 at Marriott Grosvenor Square, London.

For further information, please visit www.everywoman.com/tlawards

Sources

*FTA Logistics Report 2017 – FTA (2017)

** Accelerating Diversity in the Transport Industry – JGF (2017)

*** FTA says seamless trade and logistics must be priorities as Brexit talks begin – FTA (2017)

**** Christmas under threat from Home Office proposals to reduce EU workers in logistics sector – FTA (2017)


Cost of traffic to UK business approaches £1bn

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Latest figures revealed as part of the TomTom Traffic Index reveal congestion is costing UK businesses approximately £915 million a year in lost productivity, up from £767 million in last year’s study.

Traffic across the UK’s 25 most congested cities and towns increases the time each vehicle spends on the road by an average of 129 hours a year (up from 127), which means an average commercial vehicle driver wastes more than 16 working days while sat in traffic.1 This translates to an approximate loss of £915,239,5202 for businesses across the country.3

To compound the situation, traffic has been getting continuously worse since 2010, with an average journey now taking 30%4 longer than it would in free-flowing conditions, up from 25%.

“Traffic remains a serious issue for business and the resulting delays have potential implications for productivity, customer service standards and even employee wellbeing,” said Beverley Wise, Director UK & Ireland for TomTom Telematics. “Unfortunately, congestion levels continue to rise and the UK economy is paying the price for this at a time when the landscape is already challenging enough, with the growth rate now expected to be just 1.5% this year.5

“But, although solutions to the wider traffic problem are incredibly complex, businesses can take action now to mitigate its effect by using data to develop smarter working schedules and shift patterns that help employees avoid driving at peak times. Technology such as telematics can help in the move towards a more dynamic model of routing and scheduling that uses data on traffic and journey times to develop plans that minimise time on the road and can be quickly adapted in reaction to delays or changing circumstances.”

The biggest financial hit was felt in London, where £264 million is lost to traffic each year, followed by Manchester (£169,256,880) and the Birmingham area, including Wolverhampton (£144,184,320).


Happy New Year

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We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a prosperous and Happy New Year for 2018. Thank you for your custom in 2017.

We looking forward to working with our existing customers and any potential new customers in the new year.

Best wishes from Jay and all the team at L12 Couriers.

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018