Director takes Board role in regional logistics body to share best practice.
Clipper Logistics Group has joined the Board of a new regional partnership organisation, aimed at uniting employers and training providers from across the logistics sector to raise professional standards and to encourage recruits to the industry.
Logistics Academy Yorkshire and Humberside, LAYH is based at the Logistics Institute, Hull University Business School. and works across the region. Clipper’s HR Director Ted Johnson will represent the company alongside other employers including Associated British Ports, Boocock Commercials, Clugson Distribution, Jenkins Shipping and Port Services and The Potter Group.
LAYH is a one-stop shop for information, advice and access to quality-assured training for all parts of the logistics sector. It is part of a national initiative by Skills for Logistics to set up an academy in each UK region to encourage relevant, high quality training and skills development that is required to meet current and future skills demands within the industry.
In addition, Clipper is also working closely with the Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School to support its postgraduate programme and Clipper managing director Tony Mannix sits on the Institute’s advisory committee to link them with employers. As a result, Clipper will shortly be providing project work for post-graduate students at the business school.
Tony Mannix, managing director, said: “As a large regional employer and national logistics operator, we are happy to pledge our support to an initiative that will open the door to new recruits to our industry as well as help to raise standards. I am confident that Clipper’s process and principles will provide a valuable insight into the demands of our fast-paced operations as well as enable the academy to identify additional skill sets that will benefit the industry as a whole.”
Pam Jackson, business development manager at the Logistics Institute, manages the academy. She added: “We are pleased to be working closely with such a progressive logistics business and are confident that Clipper will provide our students with a valuable insight into current best practices.”