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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Helen Smith launched TfGM freight group,

IMHX at the NEC, rail, tram and feet to make a multi-modal shift from Birmingham to  Manchester. Consultants talking shop, a cracking lunch and then real business with a focused sector-specific set of round tables to make change inside the Northern Powerhouse. Parking, planning, customer education and clean air topped the bill.


IMHX 2016, Five halls of the NEC; 2016 was the largest-ever edition of IMHX with stands, products and demonstrations from over 400 exhibitors on the blue carpets.


Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport for TfL comments,

Ian was a key player in the development of the original London Freight Plan and led the freight team during the 2012 Olympics, ensuring the success of both the freight industry and London during the Games. The fact that all of this year's Mayoral candidates included freight policies in their manifestos is a testament to Ian and the work of his team to ensure that the lessons from the Games were captured and developed upon. Ian will remain in post until after the Freight Forum on 21 October where we will provide an update as to how our Freight Programme will be managed in the future.

In the interim, the main contacts for the Freight team remain as:

-Tim Ward, Engagement Manager for Freight Communications
-Stephen Steele, Programme Manager for Efficient Deliveries
-Hannah White, Programme Manager for Safety & Environment
-Paul Strang, Senior Strategy & Planning Manager for Freight Strategy

Final mile set for gold, athletes bring home bumper number of Rio medals.

In the race toward the National Courier Awards twenty year birthday the 2016 judges are announced.

Justin Moore hands over the role of chair to Adrian Smith of Swift. The 2016 panel of judges has five new members, Simon Allen-Brooks - Antalis, Robert Berringer - GSG, James Hadley - Speed, Sean McGrae - Tarmac and Jane Weaver. Judges in their three year cycle remain including:  David Brown - Prestige, Greg Hoy - Excel, Dean Mansell-Briggs, Robert Massey - Rush, Lisa Smailes - Pearson. IOC chair Carl Lomas remains and Tracey Worth will secretary the group which will meet one week before the awards, hosted by Colonel Tim Blackmore, the Royal Logistics Corps at British Forces postal HQ, Northolt.

Summer ending as City beat United for Manchester derby while first signposts direct us towards peak with a roller-coaster run of diary dates ahead from IMHX show at the NEC, Helen Smith launching TfGM freight group, LoCity in London to the most important double date alignment - the next IOC Heads of Industry and twenty year birthday party of the National Courier Awards on Oct 18. It’s a date not be missed. Below Warehouse News says it all .

Warehouse News  ‘Standing room only for IOC Heads of Industry, TfL, LoCity hydrogen motors, Heathrow freight, BIS, FORS & the trailblazer, System Training talk delivery and Army RLC show the way to free heavy licence acquisition.’

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Institute of Couriers, four decades from fuel to zero emissions, the most ceremonial transport event in the UK.

IOC fellows with entries old and new. Four decades separated the  classic Honda CX eighties courier bike alongside a Gnewt zero emission electric trike registered with DVLA for commercial final mile delivery in the City.

Institute of Couriers president Lord Falkland & Alderman Sir David Wootton were at the ancient guild ceremony of Cartmarking for a bumper turnout of Institute fellows and guests. Clean air, LoCity & transport education. IOC heads of industry, to talk shop and discuss the future of the transport & logistics sector at Guildhall Yard, City of London.


Zero emission final mile for City of London DX trike in Carmens cartmarking ceremony Guildhall.

DX logo on the final mile electric trike, zero emission, road reg, operated by Gnewt, driven in Cartmarking by apprentice Caitland for Carmen past master Lt Col Paul Holder

Branding with year letter Y to ply trade in a 500 year old ceremonial tax of livery ceremony at Guildhall

TfL, Fergus Worthy reports to IOC.

Today, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, launched a series of consultations to ask Londoners about their views on proposals to improve air quality in the Capital, some of which may be of interest to fellows and members of the IOC.

Air quality is the biggest environmental challenge to face London. We are currently breaching our legal limits of nitrogen dioxide, which alongside other pollutant causes the equivalent of 9,400 deaths of Londoners every year. London’s air quality has improved significantly in recent years but much more needs to be done to protect the health of Londoners.

The great blue flame shot into the sky, it was 7:30, zero hour.

A poem read at Westminster Abbey...

Remember the day of the soldiers on the Somme as the biggest explosion changed their lives forever. Westminster Abbey and the whole of the country fell into a two minute silence as we remembered those brave soldiers of the Somme.

A whistle was blown and the soldiers became part of the bloodiest battle and loss of life that our country had seen - 19,240 soldiers died that day. A million more died over the next five months.

Evening Feb 10th has been announced as the fellows gowning date for 2107 at the House of Lords. IOC President, Lord Falkland gowns 12 fellows in a ceremony of line each year. Existing fellows are encouraged to join the line and welcome the new. One of the new for 2017 will be Cambridge-based Richard England.