Monday, March 30, 2015

Princess Royal Views Freight and Logistics Outfit at First Hand

Charity Corporate Supporter Honoured by Royal Visit
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UK – WORLDWIDE – In her capacity as Patron of international development charity, Transaid, HRH the Princess Royal has been intimately involved in the world of freight and logistics and today paid a visit to one of the charity’s most active supporters whilst viewing Norbert Dentressangle’s operation in Corby, meeting some of the company’s apprentices and young managers.

For Norbert Dentressangle, the company said the visit represented a celebration of its unique commitment to attracting and developing the very best people, in line with its 'You Grow, We Grow' philosophy and, following a tour of the site, The Princess met a number of Norbert Dentressangle’s apprentices, along with David Wells, a young manager who recently spent six months in Tanzania working on behalf of Transaid as part of Norbert Dentressangle’s Fast Track Talent Programme.

On the tour Her Royal Highness was met by local dignitaries and representatives from Norbert Dentressangle, including Malcolm Wilson, Executive Board member and Richard Cawston, Managing Director of Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK, who said:

“The concept of sustainable development is at the heart of Norbert Dentressangle’s business, our commitment to attracting and developing talent within our business and working with Transaid to use this for the greater good are two great examples of this commitment. We are honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness to our Corby site, just one of many operations where we are creating employment opportunities for young people and fostering the next generation of talent.”

The visit is one of a number of engagements throughout the year which the Princess undertakes in her role as Patron of the freight industry’s favourite charity and Gary Forster, Transaid Chief Executive commented:

“Our corporate supporters are the foundation of Transaid’s success, and we are extremely grateful to Norbert Dentressangle, not only for their financial contribution but also for sharing their valuable knowledge and expertise. We are delighted that Her Royal Highness joined us today to celebrate this crucial for Transaid partnership and our joint achievements.”

Photo: Apprentice Amy Kitching and Dentressangle General Manager Alberto Llames meet HRH The Princess Royal.