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Association of education and learning providers, AELP were in the hot spot of East Midlands for logistics, hosted by Matthew Watson Scania at their national truck training centre Loughborough for the specialist sector group responsible for logistics. Chair James Billingham had a host of speakers from LEP to employers. Sue Tilley spoke for LLEP & the midlands engine, Matt Agnew for Scania, this is the largest Scania training centre in the World. Sarah Bell for Univ of Derby spoke about apprenticeship degrees a step to management in the logistics with clear sector focus. Stephen Ram Kissun rounded up with SFA and gave an update on AELP before thanking sponsor SQA.

Sarah Wixey, project manager freight & fleet programmes says congratulations to both Carl and Nigel. Carl Lomas from the Institute of Couriers has been selected as the Chair of the van working group and Nigel Base from SMMT will be the Vice-Chair – There will be a conference on May 25th in London and the first van group sector meeting needs to be in your diary for June 15th.

It was great to be part of this successful transaction.” The management team was led by Colin McCarthy and the transaction was backed by Lloyds Development Capital and Santander. Colin McCarthy Managing Director of Panther, said: “This is an exciting point in the business’ journey ...

Clarke Willmott has advised the management team on the £17 million management buy-out of nationwide, Northampton-headquartered, Panther Logistics. Panther, which has eight regional hubs throughout the UK was recently named as one of the Sunday Times/ Virgin Fast Track 100 Companies.

A busy forum, opened by TfL boss Mike Brown, well-attended with a big slant to politics, 50 days to the new mayor, blue-sky thinking. Carl Lomas IOC spoke of exploding e-retail home delivery numbers, ‘half of retail, home delivered  by 2020’ setting the question to Ian Wainwright, ‘is it sustainable and are we ready?’


Institute of Couriers at the IntraLogisteX show, Ricoh Arena Coventry, March 16/17th

Answer our survey - ‘How do Logisticians shop on-line?

Derby Univ, Manchester Met University and Sheffield Hallam University will crunch the numbers to find the answer.

Carl Lomas IOC chair delivered a key note lecture to a full house, ‘Implications of the evolving home delivery market for the UK courier industry’

Jamie O’Hara, chief political advisor for TfL talked elections, "50 days to the mayoral election; it's going to be a new mayor. Vote on May 5th,new Mayor takes office on the sunday"


TfL Commissioner Mike Brown opened the 2016 Freight Forum

I want to work collaboratively with you. Enjoy the 'Streets Ahead' exhibition in the room. Put LoCity Conference - May 26th - in your diary...


Ian Wainwright then spoke about the continuing TfL action plans, up to and beyond the London Mayoral election.


Diary double opportunity, same venue as IntraLogisteX - at the Ricoh Arena...

Carl Lomas IOC chair comments, ‘Logistics two for, four hundred guests at FTA summit on the ground floor, packed isles upstairs, guests walking on the yellow carpets of the Golden triangle IntraLogistex show. To see best practice and talk logistics shop.


IOC marks National Apprenticeship Week with honorary award for top logistician from the next generation of workforce.

A top East Midlands apprentice has been recognised for his efforts in becoming a trailblazer in the logistics industry.

The success of 20-year-old apprentice of the year Daniel Blay, who works for CEVA Logistics, has been singled out with the award of the first honorary membership presented by the Institute of Couriers.

Alistair Cochrane, fellow of the Institute of Couriers & the former managing director of TNT Express in the UK, has been appointed operations director of Parcelforce Worldwide.