“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” Tim Berners-Lee
Designed to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, Nimble Media have once again 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 23 June 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, Operations Director for Talent in Logistics said, “After an inspirational and engaging event in 2021, we are thrilled to be supporting BLDC again in 2022. Diversity and inclusion is such a vital topic and one we need to make sure is high on all business agenda’s, especially following the challenges faced in the past couple of years where some important discussions around EDI have perhaps been put on hold. 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 can’t wait to take part in such a unique event and hope that lots of fantastic people from the sector join us.”
The 2022 event will also see the return of our chosen charity, 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 for Transaid said, "Transaid is delighted to be selected as the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge’s beneficiary charity for its second year. It was a pleasure to be a part of such an important event in 2021, and we were delighted to be able to support the teams in completing their challenges. Equality, diversity and inclusivity are fundamental to Transaid’s work as well as the future of the logistics industry, and we look forward to setting a new Transaid challenge to test the teams in 2022!”