Nottinghamshire Group - Forthcoming Events

June 2017
John Lewis Magna Park - This event is fully bookedBOOK NOW
28/06/2017 18:00:00 - 28/06/2017 20:00:00


When: 28th June 2017, 17:30 for 18:00 - 20:00
Where: John Lewis Distribution Centre, Magna Park 1, Fen Street, Milton Keynes, MK17 8EW - Directions
Meeting Point: MP1 Reception

Speaker: John Munnelly FCILT, Head of Operations, John Lewis Distribution Centre

John Lewis Magna Park will provide a tour of their state-of-the art logistics facilities and an overview of its impact on the John Lewis Supply Chain. John Munnelly, Head of Operations at the John Lewis Distribution Centre, will be on hand to discuss how Magna Park continues to deliver the business growth strategy across their assortment, through their customer-focussed supply chain

For this event park in the MP1 car park which is free.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted.

This event is fully booked.  To add your name to the reserve list, contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: PCG0015.


Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

FutureDRV - Preparing Professional DriversBOOK NOW
29/06/2017 10:00:00 - 29/06/2017 15:00:00

“Preparing professional drivers for their role and tasks within the fourth industrial revolution: The Future of Professional Driving”

When: 29 June 2017, 10:00 -15:00
Where:  CILT(UK), Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX - Directions

Bethany Fovargue MILT, Novus Trust - From Graduate to the Logistics World
Brian Szukala, Transfer Knowledge Partners - Vocational Training Requirements for a Changing Industry
Sarah Smith and Alison Riggott, Walkgrove - Distance learning for the New Generation

There are major changes within and related to the professional driving profession ahead of us. Those need to be prepared and supported by vocational education and training in order to reach their full potential but also to avoid a further increase of already todays’ deficit of skilled workers in this field that belonged continuously to the Top Ten jobs employers are having difficulty filling with competent employees over the past decade.

It is, therefore, of major importance to think ahead of time and to develop a vision of this profession in order to get ready for the changes that are ahead of us. The consortium of the European project “FutureDRV” representing specialist organisations from Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Hungary and the UK addresses this challenge in the upcoming three years of project work.

The FutureDRV consortium invites experts and stakeholders on professional driving and professional driver qualification for a first expert round table in order to give the FutureDRV project an initial impetus and direction for the upcoming project work by exchanging on:

  • trends and innovations within transport and their impact on professional drivers’ qualification
  • the future role and function of professional drivers within transport
  • opportunities and challenges of future training for professional drivers 

The project is funded through the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Commission.


09:30    Registration and coffee
10:00    Welcome, Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
10:10    Round table session on: Educating Now for Better Drivers Then
With impetus by:
Bethany Fovargue, Novus Trust (UK)
From Graduate to the Logistics World
Brian Szukala, Transfer Knowledge Partners (UK)
Vocational Training Requirements for a Changing Industry
12:00    Lunch
13:00    Round table session on: Training Tools and Methods of the Future 
 With impetus by:
Sarah Smith & Alison Riggott, Walkgrove (UK)
Distance Learning for the New Generation
13:45    Andreas Silfverberg, Stage IT (SE) Future DRV Pilot Training Programmes
14:45    Open Discussion - Moderated by James Tillyer
15:00    Closing and farewell, James Tillyer, Transformotion 

The main aim of the FutureDRV project is to explore the future of professional driving and the competence requirements relating to it, looking forward to around 15 – 20 years from now.

The UK project partner, Transformotion, would like to invite stakeholders and interested parties to attend this free event. There are limited spaces available and only one space per company / organisation, so register for this event without delay!

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: ABC0534.


Tactical Supply Wing - Providing Aviation Fuel to Battlefield Helicopters in a Contested, Degraded and Operationally Limited EnvironmentBOOK NOW
29/06/2017 13:30:00 - 29/06/2017 17:00:00

When: Thursday 29th June from 1300 (for 1330) - 1700 hrs
Where: Tactical Supply Wing (TSW), MOD Stafford, Beaconside, Staffordshire ST18 0AQ

The TSW will host a Defence Forum event to offer CILT professionals the opportunity to learn more about how this specialist unit provides aviation fuel to battlefield helicopters. This unique organisation is one of the most heavily tasked, high readiness units within the UK’s Joint Helicopter Command and has seen almost continual operational service since its formation in 1970.

With a diverse range of capabilities, TSW builds and operates temporary storage sites, employs its fleet of cross-country tankers to transport fuel across the battlefield and conducts ‘Rotors Turning Refuels’ of helicopters. The unit is recognised as UK Defence’s subject matter experts in their field, and are specialists in activities such as parachuting fuel from C130s, flying it forward under-slung from helicopters or taking fuel direct from tactical aircraft such as the C130 Hercules into forward installations.

The event will include both static and live demonstrations, which will illustrate some of the equipment and capabilities the Wing employs, on exercise and operations. During these demonstrations, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with TSW personnel to ask questions regarding the equipment or procedures which the unit employs.  Delegates will hear from Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Jamie Miller, who will speak on TSW’s role as an Air Combat Service Support Unit, where they fit in to Defence and the challenges they face with the perceived change to the future operating environment. Specifically, the talk will outline how the Wing is planning to evolve its capabilities, both conceptually and physically in terms of desired changes to equipment. You will also hear about the support that TSW provides around the world to its diverse customers. He will also speak about how TSW’s capabilities are deployed to support Joint Helicopter Forces operating in a multitude of different austere locations, including desert, jungle and extreme cold weather environments. Subjects will include the levels of training that TSW personnel have to undertake in order to remain suitably qualified and experienced in refuelling helicopters in a combat environment.

The key to TSW’s effectiveness in meeting high readiness global deployed operations is its ability to prepare, generate and project personnel and equipment from MOD Stafford. Officer Commanding Headquarters Squadron will outline how TSW’s team of engineers, suppliers, drivers, administrators and training staff go about achieving this critical task.

With anecdotes from current and past operations, this will be a unique opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of recent developments.

Security restrictions apply to TSW and so delegates are required to provide full names, date of birth, nationality and if travelling by car, full vehicle details (make, model, colour and VRN) two weeks prior to the event. A form of photographic ID (passport or driving licence) will also be required on the day. As the visit will include an outdoor demonstration, warm/waterproof clothing is recommended.  

Refreshments and a light afternoon buffet will be provided.

To secure your place please contact Membership Services, with your ready filled booking form on Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: DSC0320.

Cost: Member: £10; Non-Member: £15.

July 2017
The role of Technology in Delivering Construction Products to Congested Urban Centres - This event has been cancelled.BOOK NOW
04/07/2017 18:30:00 - 04/07/2017 20:00:00

When: 4th July 2017, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where: 3t Logistics, 5 Smith Way, Grove Park, Leicester, LE19 1SX

Speaker:  Brian Fisher, Distribution Manager, British Gypsum

Brian Fisher, Distribution Manager, British Gypsum, will be covering the development of British Gypsum’s UK logistics solution over the past 5 years. In particular he will focus on his, and British Gypsum’s response to the key competing issues of rapidly increasing demand, cultural shifts in the construction industry, cost control and well publicised Health and Safety concerns around urban deliveries of construction products.

British Gypsum are leading the sector’s efforts to make urban deliveries safer and create a culture of zero harm.   Brian will look at what role potential future legislation and, most significantly, technology will play in shaping the future for logistics in the sector.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: LCG0011.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

SCALA 2017 Supply Chain DebateBOOK NOW
06/07/2017 15:00:00 - 06/07/2017 18:00:00

Is today's supply chain a competitive advantage or just a support function? 

When: 6 July 2017, 14:30 for 15:00 - 19:00
Where: Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry, CV3 2AB

The SCALA Annual Debate has become one of the highlights of the logistics calendar and is a great opportunity for senior industry leaders and professionals to discuss the key issues of the year. 2017 will be our 14th year of running this highly successful event, which attracts top speakers and 150 senior professionals who will be meeting up in the stunning marquee and grounds of historic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on the 6th July at 4pm.

You are welcome to join us for Pimm's and canapés at 15:00, with a buffet supper at 18:00.

Guest speakers include:

Gavin Chappell, Supply Chain Director, Dunelm Mill
Emma Ross CMILT, General Warehouse Manager, WM Morrisons
Steven Thornton, Director UK Logistics & Supply Chain, BRITA
John Tomlinson, Supply Chain Director, John West
Tiger Wang, Chairman, Ocean Group (China)

SCALA Annual Supply Chain Debate Poster

To Book:
Contact Alison Hobson on 01484 437486 or - Online Booking Form

Delegates £145, or CILT members £105 excl. VAT

Social media channels for the event are as follows; LinkedIn, Twitter, and our website. The official hashtag for the event is #SCALADebate17.

Sponsors include;

Toyota Material Handling
AutoLogic Systems
Indigo WMS

Event code: WMR0315
Business in Combat - Eradicating Modern Slavery from Corporate Supply ChainsBOOK NOW
21/07/2017 09:00:00 - 21/07/2017 15:00:00

When: 21 July 2017, 08:30 for 09:00 - 15:00
Where: Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, Burnaston, DE1 9TA

This event builds on the Business in Combat seminar, which took place in March 2017 at the University of Derby's One Friar Gate Square site in Derby, and the Modern Slavery event the University hosted in 2016.

During the course of the workshop-style event, the aim is to develop and agree a practical action plan that can be implemented by law enforcement agencies and businesses alike, which will help to identify and eradicate modern slavery from corporate supply chains.

The event, which will take place at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s production facility at Burnaston, Derby, is aimed at companies across the East Midlands, but particularly those with a turnover of more than £36m, who are legally bound by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure that their supply chains are free from trafficked or otherwise exploited labour.

To Book:

To attend, please fill in the booking form on the University of Derby website - Booking page  
Further details will be sent to delegates once they have booked their place.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

September 2017
Visit to Amazon Distribution CentreBOOK NOW
12/09/2017 14:00:00 - 12/09/2017 16:00:00

When: 12 September 2017, 13:30 for 14:00 - 16:00
Where: Amazon Fulfilment Centre, Towers Business Park, Power Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 1LX
Meeting Point: Reserved parking spaces for delegates in main car park. All delegates will meet in the main reception.

Speaker: Joanne Wilkinson-Hughes, PR Specialist - Operations, Amazon

Come see the magic that happens after you 'click buy' on and join us on this visit Inside Amazon's well-oiled 800,000 square foot machine at Rugeley's Fulfilment Centre.

Following a short introduction, delegates will be given a tour of the site with an opportunity to ask any questions.

Please Note: 

  • Delegates who arrive after 14:00 will unfortunately be turned away 
  • The delegate list for this event will be vetted
  • No more than three colleagues from the same organisation can attend
  • Unfortunately no wheelchair access is available on this tour

To Book:
Book online now, complete our booking form or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: STG0348.

Places are limited so booking in advanced is advised. 

Member - £10  Non-Member - £20 -Booking Form


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