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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.

East Midlands Chamber Transport & Logistics forum, D2N2

Oct 7th D2N2 transport logistics group hosted at West Notts College Mansfield, like all transport the first challenge was parking, standing room only in the car park but how real this issue is for trucks and vans delivering goods on the UK roads.


IOC Chair Carl Lomas with Peter Acton for logistics in the heart of the East Midlands to talk shop between employers at the Logistics Leaders Alliance event, Jaap Voss gave an in depth view of the largest e-retail shed, M&S at Donnington Park.

TNT opened a new 101-door super-depot and regional sortation hub in Swindon on Wed Oct 7th 2015.

Highways England has met with suppliers to set out plans for a £1.8 billion investment to improve roads in the Midlands.

Carl Lomas Institute of Couriers with Officer Commanding, Major Gifford who presented a 13 year reserves service medal to logistics soldier, Private Freewater at the event.  Pictured with Staff Sargent John Rock in front of a six ton MAN 4X4 SV.


RLC Southall presentation 13 years service to Private Freshwater Royal Logistics Corps.  IOC Chairman Carl Lomas was at the London showcase day for reserve Royal Logistics Corps 562 Squadron and learned about a licence route for heavy vehicles that gives a step from warehouse to wheels.


DPD new UK super hub, 1000 jobs at Hinckley in the LLEP region.

Queens award for enterprise.

Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton, was on hand to present DPD with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, on behalf of the Queen.

Ready for 2015 Black Friday Peak.

From Front left Patrick Gallagher CitySprint, Kate Lester Diamond Logistics, Tim Goddard Maritime,Faye Calland TNT, Phil Gee APC, Kathy Sharkey DX, Sam Clarke Gnewt, Viscount Falkland President, Sarah Bell Hon. Jerry Stewart Eagle Couriers,Allison Kemp AIM, Steve Alderson TNT, Zoe Powers GLH, Robert Berringer GSG, Jon Stockton TNT.
Carl Lomas presented the China VPs, Mr Xiao and Zhou Wunong with the very latest D2N2 annual transport & logistics report magazines & introduced CEVA apprentice Daniel Blay.

Engaging the logisticians in discussions around the World challenges of the sector.

East Midlands Logistics Centre Opened by the Rt Hon Patrick Mcloughlin MP Sec of State for Transport