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IoC News - December 2013

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House of Lords, New Fellows Gowning sees the largest gathering of indvidual fellows of the IoC.

2013 news dec 1

Front Sitting from left to right: Adrian Smith Swift Group, Dean Mansell Briggs Equipment, Sir Peter Hendy Transport for London, Jeffrey Ritterband CitySprint, Viscount Falkland President, Kevin Grey Point to Point, Martin Poole CitySprint, Paul Tyson DX, David Smith City Link, Nigel Barton System

The evening saw the largest gathering of individual members of the Institute of Couriers, representatives from Worshipful Company of Carmen, Institute of Directors, London Metropolitian University, West Thames College, RHA and APC alongside the guests of fellows. Viscount Falkland opened the evening with a lively and warm welcome speech that has seen the new felllows gowned at the House of Lords for the past 8 years. Sir Peter Hendy was keen to follow on with his note of thanks to the industry for their continued support of the Olympics legacy of transport cohension, liking the Institute of Couriers so much he accepted a new Fellows gown with six other leading members of the industry.

Golden gowning for a tri of founding fellows of the IOC

2013 news dec 2

Life time achievement fellows of the Institute of Couriers, Kevin Grey, Jeffrey Ritterband & Marc Cheauveau were re-gowned in December at the House of Lords, the trio have had their founding fellows hoods marked with gold oak leaf embosed tags in recognition of the life time achievement awards for services in the courier industry

2013 news dec 3

Sir Peter Hendy, Transport for London gowned as Fellow of the IoC

Honours degree in Logistics driven by employers with job focus

Dec 16 th , pm London , Director level invite to 'under graduate Hons degree in Logistics' heads of industry launch.

London Metropolitan University with the Institute of Couriers have made a sector focus in logistics to work in partnership and deliver a new Hons degree in Logistics for the Sept 2014 students.

IOC chair Carl Lomas,

This is a whole new step of entry into our industry, an A level student moves to full time degree and three years later is ready to engage a career path in logistics in the most professional manner we have ever seen, transport compliance law, route geography, business and client services, logistics management, an employer lead package.

Dean at London Met, Stephen Perkins,

this is a unique opportunity to create a sector specific, employer focused qualification  that we believe we lead direct to jobs in a sector that has become the life blood of London.

IOC Fellows will be joined in gown by TfL boss Sir Peter Hendy Dec 16th at the House of Lords. If you havent booked yet please contact Tracey asap. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07976 263745

Bike Show NEC 2013

CX 500 courier bike with no luggage took pride of place on the Carole Nash insurance stand at this years NEC motorbike show, the classic V twin courier bike was a far cry from the workhorse laden with panniers on the London streets of the eighties.

About a third of this years show was clothing stands and bargains were stacked rail deep in every corner for winter warmers ready for the hardiest courier bike rider from Leeds to Exeter. Factory stands displayed their bikes on conventional floor stands, it was a real hands on. Superbike race trucks sat side by side to the manufacturers stands but custom bikes and trail machines made up the big numbers. Push bike couriers were happy to see cycles were centre attention of the stunt show. Blighty names of Triumph and Norton remained strong with large show stands. Changing times saw entry tickets on the door at twenty quid and a further eight pounds for the car park, pricey but the bargains were galore on those clothes stands. Can someone find a rack and top box for that racy courier bike?

2013 news dec 4

 

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