he Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) have announced that Paul Sainthouse FCILT, managing director, Dawsongroup bus and coach limited, is the new president of the Institute for 2019. He will take up the one-year presidency with immediate effect. This year is a special and significant one for

CILT, as throughout 2019 the Institute will celebrate its centenary. As president of CILT(UK), Sainthouse, along with the board of directors, will work tirelessly to create an Institute that will deliver on its vision and support businesses and individuals working within the profession for the next 100 years. Commenting on his appointment, Sainthouse

said: “I am delighted to accept the Presidency for the year ahead. Our sectors face numerous challenges as well as opportunities in this very

PAUL SAINTHOUSE NAMED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF CILT Paul Sainthouse has spent more than 30 years

rapidly evolving world and I hope that CILT(UK), in its centenary year, will continue to be recognised as an increasingly relevant organisation with an important part to play in upholding professionalism, delivering thought leadership and supporting its individual members personal development.” The new president will build upon the significant

work of his predecessor Robin Proctor FCILT, who helped implement a new strategy and shape a new vision for the Institute during his tenure. Proctor said: “It has been an honour to be president of CILT(UK). I took the role at an important time for our profession and also for the Institute. I am proud of the job we have done to ensure we successfully raised awareness of and promoted CILT’s influence throughout the profession. I wish Paul all the very best in this role, and I am sure he will lead the Institute with distinction throughout this special celebratory year.”

with Dawsongroup, a specialist asset rental business operating in several related markets within the logistics sector, joining as a management trainee in 1987, and since 2002 in his current role as managing director of the group’s bus and coach business. Kevin Richardson FCILT, chief executive,

CILT(UK), welcomed the new president, saying: “At CILT, we recognise the need to raise standards and attract and develop the talent that will enable us to support the sectors that we represent. Paul’s parliamentary connections and active involvement in the profession make him the right man to represent the Institute during our centenary year and positively promote CILT(UK) and the critical role of our sectors during what will be a challenging year for us all.” TOYOTA TO THE RESCUE WITH DONATION OF FORKLIFT TRUCK T

oyota Material Handling has donated a Toyota Tonero forklift truck to

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service. The Tonero forklift truck will be used to aid

Firefighter training at the Southern Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester. Its duties are to include moving vehicles and heavy apparatus used in training within the station yard. The donation came about following a conversation between Mark Johnson, a firefighter at the Station and Chris Pole, Toyota’s national parts manager, who is based at the adjacent Toyota Business Centre in Meridian Business Park. Chris Pole explains: “Mark and I are good friends and in passing conversation it was clear that Toyota manufacture and supply forklift trucks which are much safer, efficient and overall far better suited to the needs of the Station than their previous truck. “Having said that I’d look into the possibility of

making a donation, I referred the idea to our commercial director, Jon Buckley who was in full support and approved a highly specified Tonero

truck for donation.” Jon Buckley added: “While Toyota Material

Handling is a UK-wide business, being an active part of our local communities is at the very heart of our values. The donation of the Toyota Tonero forklift truck is a gesture of thanks to the station for the fine service they provide the community local to our business centre here in Leicester and further afield.” The Toyota Tonero is a range of engine

powered counterbalance trucks which offer reliability, safety and productivity during light to heavy-duty applications. Accepting the truck was Ian Holden, group

manager, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Paul Purser, station manager, Southern Fire and Rescue Station. Ian Holden said: “I would like to thank Toyota

Material Handling for their kind donation of the forklift truck. “The new forklift truck will be particularly

beneficial at our Southern Fire Station, where we have our new Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) rig.


ive youngsters who are all studying for apprenticeships at freight forwarding

companies that are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) have been shortlisted as finalists in the new Apprentice of the Year category of the trade association’s annual Freight Service Awards competition. The five finalists are: Paige Baldwin of TPS

Global Logistics; Kyle Lawrence of Unsworth; Thomas Turner of Panalpina World Transport; Harry Underwood of Dachser Ltd and Jay Williams of Kuehne + Nagel Ltd. The new Apprentice of the Year category,

which is sponsored by Outsource Training & Development, was introduced following the launch of the International Freight Forwarding

Specialist Apprenticeship in April 2018. Entrants were asked to provide a manager’s

reference alongside their own personal statement about their progress to date, impressions of the industry and apprenticeship; and hopes for the future. These submissions were reviewed by a panel

of judges and a shortlist of five finalists drawn-up. The finalists were invited to a face- to-face or telephone interview during December 2018. This is the second category aimed at young

people within the industry, the Young Freight Forwarder Award having been running since 1999.

The winner of this category, along with the winners of the other ten categories, will be


announced at the 30th BIFA Freight Service Awards luncheon at the Brewery on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Hosted by double Olympic champion Dame

Kelly Holmes, it is already a sell-out with 500 guests due to attend. Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General, says: “In

2018, freight apprenticeships came to the fore, and we are pleased that there has been keen interest in the new category.”

The USAR team need to maintain their skills through regular training, as they could be deployed to any major incident within the UK, such as a collapsed building. The forklift truck will certainly make a difference to the team and for firefighter training in general.” Paul Purser added: “Thank you to Toyota

Material Handling for the donation of the forklift truck. This will benefit the Station and the Service in a number of ways; by allowing us to move vehicles around the yard more easily and in particular by moving the concrete blocks in place on our new Urban Search and Rescue rig.”

Further information relating to the awards can be obtained by visiting the BIFA website


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