Oct 5th D2N2 LEP transport forum Skyways Hotel, East Midlands Airport

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D2N2 inspirational postcode, employers coalitions and solutions for transport in the East midlands.

Transport and logistics issues for East Midlands, roads, fuel and workforce. Where will the next generation of drivers come from? Does that generation understand what logistics is? East Midlands employers discussed the issues at the D2N2 LEP event that led with a master class of speakers delivering issues of fuel, return logistics, govt policy, warehouse to wheels and apprenticeship solutions to driver training.

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Fully transport focused it was a shiny blue Volvo truck in Aim colours that greeted near a hundred employers for an afternoon in the D2N2 east midlands inspirational postcodes to review Collaboration, strategy and skills solutions for transport and logistics, the east Midlands hot spot of transport and logistics.

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Delegates arriving, Clydesdale, Buxton & leek College, univ of derby with Allison Kemp centre.

A roller coaster day of transport & logistics employers in the East Midlands and particularly the northern corridor to Derby and Nottingham. A multiple delivery of 15 minute slots with feedback Q&As and strong employer participation with key focus deliveries from the D2N2 & LLEP. Inspiration for transport solutions, strategy and skills in the inspirational postcode of East Midlands. Collaboration and solutions for the 2020 workforce.


Peter Acton, Logistics Leaders Network welcomed everyone to the venue, and inspired the vision of logistics.

Carl Lomas MBE Introductions


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2.40 Peter Richardson, Chairman of D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

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2.55 Introducing the sector statistics, John Bowman IOC, Prof Tracey Worth LMU


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3.20 Diesel Derivative markets for the SME, Clydesdale Bank. Mark Coulam, Senior Manager Treasury,

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3.40 The driver shortage issues in the East Midlands, Assist System Andrew Hartley, strategy, skills and solutions.


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4.00 Corin Crane LLEP director,

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4.05 Alex Farkas, DWP head for sector, a view from Department for Work & pensions DWP

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4.20 return logistics Dr Jonathan Gorst Sheffield Hallam University

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4.35 University of Derby FE & undergrad courses in logistics, Prof Ming Lim & Ian Jervis FE.


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4.50 The local perspective, a panel Q&A of local employers chaired by Prof Tracey Worth

Allison Kemp, AIM Ripley

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Simon Nelson, Nelson Distribution Belper

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Carly Balls-Newman, Ripley  JC Balls, Carly Balls,

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Questions from the floor.

5.20 Solutions – Combining the strategy and skills agenda to deliver workforce solutions

A wide range of audience, predominantly employer but with industry associations, academics, colleges and training providers focused on the goal of workforce shortage for the logistics sector.

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Alex Farkas DWP, Chris Holloway Motorway buddy, Dave Roberts Buxton& Leek College with Inst of Education IOE brochures for the Two Way street project.

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Prof Tracey Worth London Met Univ , Peter Richardson chair D2N2, Dr Johnathon Gorst Sheffield Hallam Univ

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Carl Lomas MBE, D2N2 sector chair, Corin Crane LLEP director, Sally Gilson FTA, Andrew Hartley Assist – System.

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