Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

 LSA James Billingham talks top 3 tips for levy in freight forwarding.

 Freight forwarders turned out in force for Heathrow LSA workshop, large and small from across the country they arrived at Logistics Skills Alliance, West Thames College to discuss a joined-up approach on raising awareness of freight forwarding apprenticeships for the next generation workforce.

The Big Green Machine of over 900 vehicles relocates its HQ to Meadow Hall business park and sets up a new Sheffield DC in a city that has been the Tuffnells home for a century.

The Sheffield DC has moved after fifty years service. Tuffnells has moved its main distribution centre to a purpose-built facility at Europa Close, Sheffield. The four acre site is home to 40 vehicles and 50 loading bays, almost 140 staff and a new double layer conveyor belt system for sortation.

DWP report employment remains at near-record high

As logistics delivery numbers rise from Valentine's Day first peak in 2018, workforce remains the priority and recruitment is tough.

Today, Wed Feb 21st, DWP Minister Alok Sharma brings news of highest employment on record at a time when logistics needs more individuals in a shrinking recruitment market.

Logistics Skills Alliance chair talks final mile sustainability to Manchester Fashion Institute

LSA chair, Carl Lomas delivers inaugural lecture in Express final mile to the Manchester Fashion Institute at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

‘Carbon may be the measure of free home delivery.’

Carl Lomas, chairman Logistics Skills Alliance & chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Urban deliveries group was in Manchester to deliver the inaugural lecture of final mile, fashion express logistics at the Manchester Metropolitan University's Manchester Institute of Fashion, introduced by Dr Ken Wilkinson.

CEO David Sleath talks e-commerce best ever-property drivers to the Logistics Skills Alliance

SEGRO, the UK leading real estate investment trust (REIT) of modern warehousing woke Blighty Radio Four listeners on the breakfast show this week with big 2017 figures and news e-retail was the key driver.

CEO David Sleath,

The structural drivers of demand in our sector (urbanisation, growth of the digital economy and e-commerce) are likely to underpin occupier demand for some time to come and these, coupled with our modern, well-located assets, our current development pipeline and our land bank all offer significant opportunities for future growth.

Peak is expected to break +25% increases in the first Express surge of 2018; forecasts for Mother's Day will be based on Valentines which is expected to set new records in home delivery.

Did you get your date night dinner delivered ? Did you send a washing machine to your Valentines ? Did your pet get a loved one present ? As bricks and mortar shopping moves further into tablets and phones, the Express explosion continues to drive supply chain to home delivery, take a look below at the operator quotes .

2018 news feb jobs that move

A New Year, a New Start.
The Logistics and Passenger Transport Campaign 22nd January – 2nd February 2018.

Jobs that Move - Institute of Couriers chairman Carl Lomas direct from the Logistics Skills Alliance Heathrow summit talks stairways and routes in Job Centre national masterclass call on Express logistics.




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Freight Forwarding Skills Breakfast Summit

The Freight Forwarding Industry is booming. Global trade, e-commerce and restocking contributed to quarter by quarter growth in 2017. With technological change, increased digitisation combined with rising prices it begs the question…. Where is the freight talent pool with the right skills to handle these growing volumes ?

To Joe Public, Freight Forwarding is an unknown, an alien term, not understood and literally a world away. For the majority of people of all ages, they do not know what Freight Forwarding is let alone considering a career in it.

How do we attract new talent and upskill the talent we have? How do we attempt to change the culture and image within the sector? What happens if we maintain the status quo and do nothing?

Join us at the Freight Forwarding Skills Breakfast Summit to try and address these questions and a plan to do something different!

Limited places available: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm a place.



The ‘Operator view’ was at the heart of the Heathrow January full house event.

The action was engage- sort your ‘levy lockdown interview’ - call LSA and use your levy to deliver a next generation workforce.

 LSA chair Carl Lomas opened with a big interaction of issues in the Heathrow hot-spot. Two govt depts. Talked passion from DWP and DfT before a spellbound masterclass on final mile food by Ocado national fleet manager Graham Thomas.

DfT policy head Philip Martin focused on the Heathrow & East Midlands Hot Spots of logistics, while DWP JCP Western Region head Nigel Yates spoke recruitment challenges for the logistics sector.

Graeme Baker exposed the myth of levy and detailed the apprenticeships with an interactive stairway of transport quals before James Billingham spoke 2025 vision, Heathrow 3, HS2, explosion of home delivery and next generation workforce.

Full event detail and the Ocado masterclass below


Dick Stead, chairman remains. Andrew Peeler joined Yodel from the fastest growing Bupa unit in ANZ, and prior to that was involved in the turnaround of one of Bupa’s largest businesses.

Earlier in his career, he played a key role in a successful transformation acquisition for Cadbury Schweppes in the USA and the financial recovery of Premier Foods.

Andrew joined Yodel in September as chief financial officer, has previously held several senior executive and board positions in Europe, America and Australia at international blue chip companies including Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes, Premier Foods and Bupa.

He has broad commercial and financial experience and has been pivotal in both expanding and turning big businesses around.

Chris Grayling stays as Secretary of State and Jesse Norman and Baroness Sugg also stay. Jo Johnson (brother of Boris Johnson) has replaced John Hayes as Minister of State and Nusrat Ghani has replaced Paul Maynard.

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Heathrow 2017 record year – 1.7 million tonnes – John Holland-Kaye

John Holland-Kaye has set a record year for the West London hot-spot airport. Close to 1.7 million metric tonnes of cargo passed through Heathrow in what John tells the Logistics Skills Alliance is a port of freight.