Guests at this year’s UKWA Annual Lunch and Awards for Warehousing, which was held recently at London’s Dorchester Hotel, raised over £9,000 for international development charity Transaid.
Thanking the UKWA members for their generosity, Transaid’s CEO Gary Forster described how over 6,000 African drivers had been trained by Transaid and the implementation of more efficient supply chain management systems had seen the amount of wasted essential medicines and supplies drop significantly across the African continent.
UKWA adopted Transaid as its official charity in 2013. The association’s chief executive, Peter Ward, commented: “Transaid has done and continues to do an excellent job in building local skills and knowledge to make transport safer, cheaper, cleaner and more effective, ensuring better access to the essentials for everyday life across Africa.”
Over 400 executives from some of Britain’s top supply chain businesses as well as suppliers to the sector attended the UKWA Annual Lunch and Awards for Warehousing 2016, which is an event widely regarded as one of the most important and enjoyable occasions in the logistics industry’s year.