Monday, May 18, 2020

Talent in Logistics Awards Winners Will Get Virtual Recognition This Year

Ceremony Will Take Place in the Video World
Shipping News Feature

UK – Everyone with half a brain is now aware we are seeing the dawning of a new reality. For many people the world of work will have changed forever due to the restrictions and conventions imposed by the Covid-19 virus. As far as the shipping industry goes most companies appear to have made the shift almost seamlessly and, whereas some sectors are hopeful of a swift return to a semblance of normality, some are a little more pragmatic, such as this year's Talent in Logistics Awards.

In the past few weeks most of us have become familiar with video conferencing, both as it applies to work and in our social lives. Now, whereas the traditional trade shows simply cannot exist without the oxygen of the footfall of potential customers passing amongst the stands of exhibitors, affairs like the awards ceremonies most professions are these days so aware of, can go ahead, albeit in a vastly different format.

The organisers of the Talent in Logistics Awards say that this year will be a unique, online event that will be live streamed on YouTube and social media channels, instead of being held in Manchester as originally planned. This completely virtual live event on will now take place on Thursday 1st October 2020, and the entry deadline has also been extended. Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for Talent in Logistics, explained:

“The past few months have presented unusual circumstances, but there is no way that we wanted to cancel or postpone this year’s Awards, especially when we have had such a high standard of entries so far. This year, those in the logistics sector have been crucial, and deserve even greater praise and recognition than ever for their efforts. We’re thrilled to be able to do this in a new and different way that will also help keep everyone safe.”

“Talent in Logistics is no stranger to being unique, ours are the first and only awards that are 100% dedicated to recognising standout people in our industry. We want to bring positivity and pride to the whole logistics sector after a challenging year, so we’re delighted that our online Awards will make it possible for anyone, anywhere to be part of the event.”

The livestream of the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 will be free for anyone to watch and reveal winners live during the online awards ceremony. There will be interactive elements, and winners will have the opportunity to virtually accept their awards. The event will also dedicate time to showcasing and celebrating hard work across the supply chain this year and will share positive stories from within the sector, including those inspired by the Talent in Logistics #ilovelogistics social media campaign.

To enable as many people as possible to get involved and celebrate the sector’s achievements this year, the entry deadline for the Talent in Logistics Awards has also been extended until 24th July 2020. The awards remain free to enter, and entry forms can be downloaded HERE. Award entries consist of a submission of up to 1000 words, along with the option to attach three supporting documents, and will be judged by a panel of sector experts, leaders, and influencers. The shortlist will be announced by early August 2020.

Information regarding the LGV Driver of the Year and Forklift Operator of the Year live competitions and awards will be announced in due course.