Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Community Award for Do-Gooder Set to Raise the Profile of Freight and Logistics

Local Youngster Sought Worthy to Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet
Shipping News Feature
UK – Much has been made of late with regard to the anonymity of the freight industry amongst the general public. Logistics is not only ignored as a career by the majority of people, it is barely understood how vital it is to every facet of everyday life. Now Lancing-based South Link Logistics is raising the profile of the sector by launching an award scheme to recognise secondary school children in Sussex who have gone the extra mile and deserve to be rewarded for their achievement. The first GEM Award will go to a young person who has done something great in their local community and South Link is calling out to schools, family members and friends to send in nominations.

The Award is not confined to logistics related matters however as South Link are looking for nominations for young people in Sussex who have helped their community by organising an event to raise money for charity, or dedicated some of their spare time to volunteering, or has just made a positive impact on their town. The prize for the GEM winner will be a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Rob Sutherland, Associate Director at South Link Logistics, said:

“Sometimes young people don’t get the best press, but there are some amazing youngsters in the local area who, like us, pride themselves on going the extra mile and they deserve to be recognised. The GEM Awards are something brand new for us, but they sit very well with our principles of going above and beyond for our customers. We look forward to hearing about the great things Sussex youngsters are doing for their communities.”

South Link plan to give out further GEM Awards in the future to a student who has displayed great sporting talent and to a student who has shown fantastic school spirit.

Nominations can be emailed to SouthLink@pmwcom.co.uk or posted to South Link GEM Awards, c/o PMW Communications, Stane Court, Stane Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9HP. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Friday 24th March. All entries should include both the nominator and nominee’s names and contact telephone numbers, the age of the nominee, the name of their school and full details of why they deserve to be rewarded.