The Logistics sector is often criticised for failing to attract talented people into the sector and to invest enough in training and the development of its people. By way of a contrast our social enterprise was last week one of three organisations shortlisted by ten judges as “demonstrating all that is best in people development in logistics and supply chain management”.
Shortlisted for the ‘People Development’ category of the Logistics Leadership Awards, alongside Kuehne + Nagel and Jaguar Land Rover, Business on the Move won our first ever accolade from the supply chain sector and was presented with the Award last Thursday at a gala dinner at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull, near Birmingham.
Peter Acton, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Logistics Leaders’ Network, commented: “Andy and Pat have demonstrated strong and effective leadership skills to create, develop and deliver a fantastic educational resource that explains simply what logistics and supply chain is all about in a fun and interactive way. More importantly, Pat and Andy have engaged with an industry that can be a bit cynical about new ideas from outsiders through their enthusiasm, communications skills, and dogged determination to see the Global Edition of Business on the Move become a reality. They are worthy winners of the Logistics Leadership People Development Award 2018.”
Business on the Move has been one of the most successful developments to change the face of logistics and supply chain recruitment. The UK Edition of the board game was designed to be played by 9 year olds right through to school leavers. In actual fact, many universities and companies across the world are now using it as an in-house training tool. Spurred on by its worldwide success a new Global Edition of Business on the Move has been launched this summer.
All in all, through their social enterprise some 77 supply chain organisations have sponsored this novel resource since 2014, putting something back into their communities in addition to exciting inspiring the next generation of logisticians.
David Leach, from Aston University and one of the founders of the Novus Trust, presented the Award.
Andy and Pat concluded, “This award is a tribute to all our sponsors and supporters without whose support our games simply would not exist. It was especially pleasing that so many of our sponsors were able to share our delight on the night.”