Saturday 17 November 2018

Training win for Wincanton at Talent in Logistics Awards

The Wincanton Health, Safety, Driver Training & Development Team (Co-Op Contract) has been named Training Team of the Year at the Talent in Logistics Awards 2018, which took place last month.

The award was presented by special guest host Jeff Stelling, presenter of Gillette Soccer Saturday and live football, and award sponsor, Culina Group.

“The team from Wincanton has shown its commitment to continuously improve and strive for best practice within the company, and to promote its industry leader status,” said Ruth Edwards, Talent in Logistics event manager.

Building on the key foundations established at the Lea Green RDC, both the Training & Development and the Health & Safety teams say they intend to be a driving force for the forthcoming five-year contract.

“Each of these departments is committed in their endeavour to continuously improve and strive for best practice within Wincanton and promoting its industry leader status,” said the company.

“Further to this, in 2016 a joint venture between the two departments was proposed as beneficial, with a view of producing one multi skilled team. With their passion and commitment, it is their vision to establish Co-Op Lea Green RDC as a contractual Wincanton leader in Health, Safety, Driver Training and Development.”

Dean Clamp, HSEQ director at Wincanton, added: “We’re delighted Wincanton has been recognised with such a prestigious award. The safety of our people, our clients and the public is our number one priority.

“The team’s dedication is reflected in their constant search for innovative new ways of getting their message across using new technologies like virtual reality and in the results they produce – a safer, more committed workforce collaborating to deliver an excellent service.”

The Talent in Logistics Awards was created to celebrate professionals at every level of learning and development, and reward those who are inspiring the next generation of logistics and transport talent.

On Thursday 21June, logistics professionals attended the awards ceremony at the Telford International Centre, to recognise and celebrate talented individuals from across the sector. Winners ranged from trainers, instructors and learning and development (L&D) managers, to LGV drivers and apprentices, HR managers and transport managers. A full list can be found here.

“Health, safety, training and development are at the heart of Talent in Logistics, and this multi-skilled team covering all departments deserves recognition for its commitment and serves as a great example to the industry,” added Ruth.

Event organisers have announced that the next Talent in Logistics event, which includes the annual Awards and also a daytime conference, will take place on 27 June 2019 at Arena MK in Milton Keynes.

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