Leading warehouse and logistics provider Century Logistics has described their elation at being awarded two awards prizes from the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) in a prestigious ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel in London hosted by Gerald Ratner.
Century Logistics was recognised for its outstanding commitment to staff training and development with the UKWA Training Award 2017 in the UKWA event earlier this month. For the past two years a staff training and development programme has been led by development director Ann Basey-Fisher, who said Century’s aim is to provide accredited training for 90% of its staff by the end of 2018. This ambitious plan has already succeeded with over 70% of employees being enrolled on NVQ and ILM courses through Poultec to achieve nationally recognised standards of excellence. In addition, Century Logistics has provided free English tuition to those members of staff who would benefit thus improving staff confidence and integration within the company.
The UKWA Young Manager of the Year 2017 was awarded to Jamie Cash (above, middle) for his unsurpassed dedication as Operations Manager for one of Century's long-standing customers. Jamie’s enthusiasm and sheer determination to carry out the role to the best of his abilities has resulted in a rapid rise through the ranks to Operations Manager. Always looking for new and innovative ways to improve processes and support his staff, Jamie has developed an excellent relationship with the customer whilst forging strong bonds with his team.
Century Logistics managing director Stephen Basey-Fisher said he was extremely pleased that the company’s commitment to training and staff had been recognised nationally especially as Century Logistics celebrates 20 years in business this year.