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2017 Hoods of the Institute of Couriers take top coverage in Warehouse & Logistics News - March 15th edition

At the Innside Hotel conference room, Manchester some 60 delegates attended the TfGM Freight Forum second annual meeting.


Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive of TfGM welcomed delegates with the news that the 2040 transport strategy for Manchester was now published, putting in place a framework to create sustainability for our lifetimes.

 

500 guests registered for the spring summit, organised by Motor Transport and championed by Hayley Pink,

Helen Smith, Head of Freight for Transport for Greater Manchester spoke about environment & active travel and Peter Harris, UPS covered sustainable strategy whilst reducing congestion and emissions.

The afternoon saw Tim Ward speaking for Transport for London before workshop panels focused between making the switch of modes, road and rail, then a workshop on merging trends (Steve Gooding RAC – rise of the van). IoC Fellow Sam Clarke spoke on how to balance customer demand vs. min impact on urban realm.

 

Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2017.

Sixty-five years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye was awarded the honorary fellowship hood of the Institute of Couriers in a gala evening ceremony of recognition of the best-of-the-best in the courier, express and final mile sector.

As has become the tradition of the Institute, ten new Fellows were ceremonially gowned alongside the honorary fellow by IoC President Viscount, Lord Falkland.

National Courier Award winner, Army Reserve Sgt Dean Channell received an honorary associate membership and to round the evening a lifetime services hood was awarded to former National Courier Awards chair, Justin Moore, CitySprint making the dozen hoods of 2017.

Hon Fellows, Sir Peter Hendy and Vice Chancellor, Prof Liz Barnes gave keynote speeches; road, compliance and qualifications issues on the agenda before John Holland-Kaye talked freight at Heathrow airport.

 

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Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2017.

Sixty-five years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye was awarded the honorary fellowship hood of the Institute of Couriers in a gala evening ceremony of recognition of the best-of-the-best in the courier, express and final mile sector.

As has become the tradition of the Institute, ten new Fellows were ceremonially gowned alongside the honorary fellow by IoC President Viscount, Lord Falkland.

National Courier Award winner, Army Reserve Sgt Dean Channell received an honorary associate membership and to round the evening a lifetime services hood was awarded to former National Courier Awards chair, Justin Moore, CitySprint making the dozen hoods of 2017.

Hon Fellows, Sir Peter Hendy and Vice Chancellor, Prof Liz Barnes gave keynote speeches; road, compliance and qualifications issues on the agenda before John Holland-Kaye talked freight at Heathrow airport.

 

Active in the LoCity van group are a new manufacturer of electric Light Commercial Vehicles. BD Auto will launch onto the U.K. van market at the Commercial Greenfleet Show, Feb 23rd at The Stoop, Twickenham with their eDucato 3.5t L3H2. The light van is built from their factory in Turkey.

Chris Jones, Head of Sales BD Auto.

The current information surrounding diesel engine pollutants and the effect on London’s air quality means that the requirement for electric commercial vehicles has never been greater. We are pleased to offer a zero emission solution to business users in London with 100% electrical power that produce no pollutants as well as having an excellent working range and large carrying capacities. Our vans are eligible for the Government/OLEV Plug-in Van Grant and are also congestion charge exempt ensuring that operating costs are very competitive.

The new brand will be officially launched on Monday (6 February 2017) when the new website will go live, including dedicated mobile and tablet versions. This will be followed immediately by a national roll-out of the new branding which will include over 2,000 vehicles re-liveried, new uniforms for all members of staff, depot signage, packaging and stationery. The project will be completed by October 2017.

Dwain McDonald, CEO DPD Group UK,

This is a huge leap forward for Interlink Express and DPD Group,

 

 

LoCity van group at Logistics knowledge and best practice for final mile showcase, Heathrow Jan 25

Heathrow for logistics excellence day, technology, teaching and table in a one stop shop all things logistics at Heathrow. LoCity Van group, alternative fuel vehicle showcase, IT Livery master launches electronic van simulator, express final mile degree apprenticeship round table. It was a full house of final mile, knowledge exchange and best practice showcase.

 

LoCity van group chaired by Carl Lomas Inst of Couriers were one of the key groups hosted at the event by West Thames College at their dedicated logistics learning centre in Feltham.

 

Information technology and education to provide next-generation workforce at Heathrow.

IT Master Connects up for driver simulation for System Training in the Heathrow logistics hotspot at West Thames College logistics excellence event.

Inst of Couriers chair, Carl Lomas was at the van simulator education launch with Colin Gordon, the information Technology livery Master Chris Histed, West Thames college principal Tracy Aust and West London University Matt Snowdon.  A logistics hot-spot for next generation final mile workforce, combined with TfL LoCity event and a college open day to showcase to students a stairway of trailblazer qualifications in Express from driver to degree apprenticeship in the new land of levy.

 

Rich in express employers including Hermes and the Royal mail.

Levy land racing towards the employers, IOC proud to be at the Trailblazer DfE NEC conf to talk shop with express employers. Delivery targets for the express delivery level two and pending degree apprentice level 6 for Express Manager. Lomas was on hand to showcase the logistics journey of a pineapple around the world to free home delivery at final mile with DfE David Sampson.

Carl Creswell, Deputy Director DfE opened a full house at the NEC to applause of employers from across the UK.

A big thank-you for helping improve apprenticeships. This is a big programme, over 200 trailblazer groups. During this transition of change I thank you for employment input. Many DfE managers are moving into the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA). 40% of frameworks turned off as the new standards come in. We are working to all starts of standards by 2020.