Career Ready and Think Logistics win Motor Transport Award

Career Ready, alongside Think Logistics, won the Partnership Award in the Motor Transport Awards 2016 on Wednesday 6 July, thanks to their successes bringing more young people into the transport and logistics sector.

The awards, organised by Motor Transport magazine, are judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry. Career Ready and Think Logistics were given the award and were recognised by the judges as a “great example of collaboration.”

Think Logistics is an industry-led initiative to reach out to school children aged 16 – 19 and tell them about the Logistics industry as well as the outstanding career opportunities the industry offers.

Think Logistics is the brainchild of Steve Granite, Managing Director of Abbey Logistics Group in Liverpool. Steve said: “The partnership award sums up the real essence of Think Logistics – we bring the industry together, uniting behind a common goal, and form local and national partnerships with education.

“None of what we have achieved would have been possible without the hard work of our industry supporters, particularly those who sit on the steering group. Nor without the willingness of our schools and colleges to help challenge the stereotypes many young people, and their parents, might have about a career in logistics.

“Winning this award reflects our success to date but we have big ambitions of the programme and I hope it will also help us to raise the programme’s profile further across the UK.”

The Partnership Award was sponsored by Bandvulc Group. Television and radio presenter, film critic, and actor Jonathan Ross presented the award in front of more than 1,600 guests at the Grosvenor House.

Ian Nichol, Career Ready STEM Development Manager said: “The Career Ready and Think Logistics team are delighted and proud to have won the Motor Transport Partnership Award 2016.

"Our success has resulted from the partnerships we have developed with logistics companies which are educating young people about the logistics industry and the great career opportunities it offers them. We all want this to be a sustainable programme so I am asking companies to support us to ensure they have the talent pipelines available for future success.”

Ian and Steve were joined by Mick Skerret, Driver Development Manager at Manpower UK, and Neil Caldwell, Career Ready Think Logistics Manager, to collect the award.