Many companies are realising the potential behind a collaborative approach and effective collaboration is much more than just ‘working together’ – it’s a strategic choice too. As companies move into a collaborative work environment, they quickly find that the benefits have the power to transform the entire organisation in unexpected, yet positive, ways. This could not have been more clearly demonstrated than by the winners of the Partnership Award, sponsored by Bandvulc, at the MT Awards 2016 ceremony held in London.
Patrick O’Connell had the pleasure of awarding Think Logistics and Career Ready with the Partnership Award at this year’s Motor Transport Awards. They were selected from a line up of stiff competition and it was on the basis that both business care about the future of the logistics industry and their overriding objective is to educate young people about road transport & logistics and the array of career opportunities that can be gained by developing direct and long-lasting relationships between employers, schools, colleges and young people.
Career Ready has a network of 200 schools and colleges spanning the UK. Events include Think Logistics workshops in schools and colleges as well as workplace visits where students can experience a haulage business in the real world. This normally includes a tour of the firm, covering truck and trailer operations, warehousing, and seeing vehicle tracking and telematics software in action.
The scheme provides four to six week paid internships to students in the summer holidays to give them experience in a logistics business, as well as mentoring sessions from experienced industry figures. More than 1,000 students have attended a Think Logistics workshop. Judges said the partnership presents an “opportunity to recruit the younger generation into the industry and is a great example of collaboration”.
“Congratulations to Think Logistics and Career Ready on winning the Partnership Award at the MT Awards 2016. The collaboration between these two companies highlights the importance of working together and ensures that the next generation can help the logistics industry thrive well into the future.”, says Patrick O’Connell, MD, Bandvulc.
Bandvulc has a long and proud history of evolving and growing with clients to offer personalised tyre, fleet & call management solutions for commercial logistic operations. Innovation and investment, both in people and technology, has made us a key partner and supplier for small, privately owned companies right through to national blue chip fleets.
We are proud that our fleet management service controls over 2/3rd’s of the UK’s supermarket activity and is entrusted by timed delivery operators to deliver in the most time-critical scenarios. For our customers, where every second counts, Bandvulc operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year with a range of continuity support systems to ensure seamless and consistent delivery.