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Entries now open for Talent in Logistics Awards 2018

Entries for the annual Talent in Logistics Awards are now open, providing a unique opportunity to reward and celebrate the people of the warehousing and logistics industry that are inspiring and developing future talent.

Talent in Logistics is the only Awards completely dedicated to recognising the exceptional individuals that are essential to the success of the UK warehousing, logistics and transport sector. Uniquely, the Awards also recognise the learning and development professionals that work tirelessly to attract, train and retain the very best people for the materials handling industry.

Entering the Talent in Logistics awards online at is completely free of charge and enables organisations to demonstrate their commitment to quality training, and acknowledge the exceptional skills of their staff.

There are categories to celebrate professionals at every level of training and leadership within materials handling and manufacturing operations, including:

Forklift Operator of the Year - sponsored by UniCarriers UK Ltd

For a qualified forklift operator who can demonstrate a high level of skill and safety through both knowledge and practical operation tests at the live finals.

Forklift Instructor of the Year

Celebrating excellence in lift truck training and instruction, qualified instructors must take an online test to prove their skill for a chance to compete in the live finals.

Warehouse Manager of the Year - sponsored by Linde Sterling

An award recognising a professional who can demonstrate an outstanding commitment to safety and productivity and excels in leadership and nurturing talent in their team.

Training Manager of the Year

For someone who is able to demonstrate an innovative approach to the training and development of logistics talent, and prove the benefits of their training programmes.

Training Programme of the Year

For a training programme related to logistics that can show it was more than a tickbox exercise, with a well-researched reason behind it, plus measurements of success and proven improvements post-training.

Training Team of the Year

This award is for an “in-house” training team which has worked together to overcome a challenge and successfully delivered training which has demonstrably benefitted the business.

Health &Safety Leader of the Year

Celebrating a health and safety trainer or manager who can demonstrate that they have delivered exceptional training in the past 12 months, and who positively influences health and safety culture in their organisation.

Forklift Training Provider of the Year

To be awarded to an outstanding commercial training provider that has exceeded customer expectations by improving safety and efficiency through the forklift training delivered.

Apprentice of the Year

For an exceptional apprentice who has made a significant contribution to their warehousing or logistics workplace.

Lifetime Contribution Award

Recognising the committed individuals who have worked throughout their career to ensure that people in logistics have inspiring training experiences.

Several other Award categories will also recognise professionals from the transport, haulage and LGV driver training industry.

Nominations for all categories can be made now by visiting and completing the simple entry form. Award entries are open from 3rd January 2018 and close on 2nd March 2018.

The shortlist of finalists will be announced in April 2018 and the winners will be revealed during a black tie awards evening at the Telford International Centre on 21st June 2018. At the event, guests will have the chance to socialise and network, both with other learning and development professionals and potential suppliers. Celebrity host, much loved sports Journalist Jeff Stelling,  will then announce which individuals, teams and companies have won the prestigious Talent in Logistics Awards 2018.

The recipients of last year’s Awards were from a wide range of transport and logistics businesses from across the UK and Ireland.  Winners hailed from materials handling and training businesses large and small, including Travis Perkins, Wilko Retail Ltd., Nasaleze, Phoenix Training, TJX Europe and Specialised Training.

Tickets for the Awards can be booked now at special early bird rates: .

Promotional opportunities exist for organisations that wish to sponsor an award.  For more information contact or call +44(0) 1903 204187.

Prior to the Awards evening, the Talent in Logistics Conference will take place at the Telford International Centre. The conference includes seminars, panel discussions and engaging debates exploring the key issues facing managers and instructors in warehousing, logistics and materials handling. There will also be practical demonstrations to help improve forklift safety, and the exciting Grand Finals of the 2018 Forklift Operator of the Year and Forklift Instructor of the Year competitions will also take place on the day.

Book your place at the unmissable conference now:

Visit for more information, contact Talent in Logistics by calling +44 (0)1952 520216 or email the team: .

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