Thursday, November 28, 2019

Freight Group Selects Individuals it Believes Will Push the Logistics Sector Onward and Upward

Brexit or Not - Industry Retains Confidence in the Future
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UK – The UK's logistics sector is set for new heights in the next year in the hands of 20 industry stars, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), as it launches its '20 for 20' supplement. This identifies the rising stars and industry veterans, nominated by the FTA's senior policy team, who it believes are set to drive logistics to new heights in the coming year. David Wells, CEO of FTA, commented:

“The UK logistics industry is facing an era of unprecedented change, with pressures such as Brexit, climate change and recruitment shortages mixing with emerging technologies to provide new challenges and opportunities.

”In this turbulent environment, it is important we recognise the individuals that have made a positive contribution to the sector and who, in the view of FTA, are poised to drive the sector to new heights in 2020. By recognising and rewarding individual contributions in this way, we can challenge others to raise their game and help improve professional standards across the wider industry.”

Accompanying the December issue of the FTA’s Logistics Magazine, 20 for 20 is a celebration of individuals drawn from business, government and academia working across the supply chain, and is sponsored by Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking. John Simkins, Head of Transport & Logistics, Santander UK said:

“After a difficult year and against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, it’s great to see the industry still remains confident about its future. The 20 for 20 highlights what these 20 individuals believe are the key themes and trends that will affect those operating across the industry.”

The full list is as follows: