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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

 New apprenticeship delivers career route to front line express

Funded 12-month programme paid for by levy.

Sortation apprenticeship ST0753 – £4,000 funding band.

Starts possible in January. IOC textbook, IFA training plan.


UK government publishes Sir Peter Hendy's Union Connectivity Review: proposed transport investments for stronger and better-connected United Kingdom

Better connections on local and national transport networks to bring all UK communities within closer reach of social and economic opportunities.


Alex Williams, Director of City Planning: Introduced the TfL team and took a whirl around the screen for everyone to say hello.

We have five keynotes to run at pace with a chunk of time dedicated to group discussion.

The keynotes opened with some excellent graphs. Whilst vehicle numbers remain below pre-pandemic there appears less room at road side, One operator reported 50% increase in delivery time as kerb side access was limited by new cycle lanes.

Trucks and cars. ‘All new road vehicles in the UK will be zero emission within the next 2 decades.’


Winners meet HRH The Princess Royal in a quarter century of the award.

DEFRA Minister, Jo Churchill on stage for Hermes, Absolutely and Tuffnells in triple clean-air award win as sector moves net zero.

DPD ASOS in re-Love campaign corporate inspiration win

Yodel take step change with ‘Store to Door’

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Yodel has invested over £1m in a state-of-the-art new sortation system that is specially designed to handle delicate and irregular shaped parcels.

The new system, called ‘Merlin2’, will be located at Yodel’s Shaw sorting centre and is the business’ second automated ‘out of gauge’ sortation facility, following the success of the original Merlin which was introduced in Wednesbury in 2019.


Parking had to be paid.

Loads of water.

But it is road, rail, air and sea logistics all under one roof at Multimodal 2021.

Defra minister Jo Churchill is confirmed to present Clean Air awards.

What makes a National Courier Awards shortlister?

Two Wheel, four wheel and office extracts from our shortlist.


Supporting the external quality audit of express logistics apprenticeships, the DFE advised the Institute of Couriers this week that the IFA Decision Panel approved an application for the IOC to join the Employer Directory for Express Logistics apprenticeships.


The National Courier Awards panel of judges has sat.

There is no single winner of a National Courier Award; each year the number varies, but nominations were the biggest ever for this year's 25th anniversary awards.

Shortlist groups were big. Votes for 2021 split the shortlisters in two. It’s a bumper year; corporate awards come first for road safety, clean air and step change.

Votes off the judges have delivered 8 awards for road and 9 for office.

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