East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

23 January 2015

On Thursday 15th January Taylors Transport International welcomed over 30 delegates to their purpose built training room for the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Transport and Logistics Forum.

 

Chris Hobson, Head of Information from the Chamber opened the event and thanked Taylors Transport International for hosting the event and for providing a delicious continental breakfast.

 

Debbie Morris, Sale Manager introduced Jean-Gil, General Manager of Taylors Transport International who gave an overview of the history, growth and development of the Taylors Transport Group.  At the end of the presentation the forum was invited to join in open discussion about the current challenges facing the logistics industry.  The consensus was that the industry needs to invest in training and providing opportunities to encourage the development of a new generation of industry experts.  Taylors Transport International are currently investing in recruiting 2 apprentices; these will be trained in air and sea freight operations and also sales and customer services.  Jean-Gil said “We recognise there is a plethora of young talent in the market place. It is our aim to select the right candidates for our division and “grow our own” young team to meet our future succession needs”.

 

The second part of the forum had presentations delivered by Simon Smith a senior lecturer from The University of Derby and Paul Wreaves a Business Coach, focussing on growth, profit and sustainability within the sector.

 

After the main forum, delegates were given a tour of the Taylors Transport Group new headquarters, which included the operational hub and warehousing.

 

It is expected that future forums will be held at Taylors Transport International.   Taylors also plan to host a series of events to help local businesses take their first steps towards Importing/Exporting worldwide.

 

Taylors Transport Group have several Meeting/Training Rooms at their Huthwaite Site which are available for hire by the hour/day.  For further information or bookings please contact chris@taylorsint.com