The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020

Thursday, 19 December 2019 ( #954 )
As Malcolm Forbes famously wrote, "Diversity is the art of thinking independently together." Over recent decades, barriers have been broken down and, as a society, we have come to realise and accept that not everyone fits the same mould. As a nation, we are a diverse mix of genders, abilities and beliefs, so fundamentally it should follow that all employers embrace the wealth of talent available when recruiting and retaining staff. Designed to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, Nimble Media have partnered with Talent in Logistics (TiL) to bring you The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge - a team building event open to the logistics industry which will take place on Tuesday 8 September 2020 at Newark Showground in the heart of the East Midlands. The first Diversity Challenge was launched in 2016 across the rail sector with the opportunity for companies to come together in a non-formal environment to network and team build whilst undertaking a range of mental and physical challenges. The concept has continued to grow and has demonstrated the benefits attained when companies improve diversity and work together as a team. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the core of The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge and the event will bring together logistics professionals to look at how to tackle diversity collaboratively and collectively through fun physical and mental team challenges. The event is also a platform for the industry to share best practice, network, team build and help shape what the profession should do next to support a more inclusive sector. With an overall mission to encourage the logistics sector to focus on their people strategies, the events delivery partner, Talent in Logistics (TiL), is dedicated to the recruitment, development, engagement and retention of the 2.5 million+ people working in transport, logistics and warehousing. Dedicated to supporting HR, L&D, Training & Operational professionals, the company was specifically developed to support these employers and aim to encourage them to address skills, training and career progression to retain exceptional staff and attract new employees. Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for Talent in Logistics (TiL) said, "With equality, diversity and inclusion high on our agenda for 2020, teaming up with Nimble Media seemed like the ideal fit for us to showcase something we are extremely passionate about. With research suggesting that the sector remains a predominately white-male dominated space, this event is the perfect platform for logistics companies to showcase that they too believe in the benefits of creating an inclusive culture, as well as bringing some workplace fun to their teams. "We are very much looking forward to supporting the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge for 2020 and hope to see a lot of familiar and new faces take part in such a unique event for the sector." The chosen Charity for 2020 is Transaid, an international development charity. Founded by Save Children, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and its patron, HRH The Princess Royal. Transaid has more than 20 years' worth of expertise in multiple countries with partners and governments, empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their lives, through safe, available and sustainable transport. Transaid identifies, champions, implements and shares local transport solutions to improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for people in developing countries. Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising commented, "We are delighted to support Talent in Logistics through the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge. As a global organisation working with a diverse range of individuals and organisations across both sub-Saharan Africa and throughout the UK transport and logistics industry, Transaid understands the importance of diversity and fully supports the promotion of inclusivity in the workforce. We are looking forward to partnering with the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge and finding out what's in-store for the teams involved in the challenge in 2020." For more information on the event, please contact 01780 432930 or email us. You can also follow the latest news and updates via the following social media channels: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - LinkedIn - Logistics Diversity Challenge