Kent Group - Forthcoming Events


April 2017
The Queen Elizabeth Class Centre of SpecialisationBOOK NOW
04/04/2017 19:00:00 - 04/04/2017 20:45:00

When: 04 April 2017, 18:30 for 19:00 – 20:45
Where: Sussex Downs College, 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH - Directions
Meeting Point: Cliffe Building - Room 313

Speaker: Commodore Jeremy Rigby CBE, Naval Base Commander Portsmouth

Portsmouth Naval Base has been an integral part of the city since 1194. It's home to almost 2/3rds of the Royal Navy's surface ships including the new formidable Type 45 destroyers and Type 23 frigates. It will be the home to two new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales currently being built. At 65,000 tonnes they will be the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. Commodore Rigby will tell us the challenges of turning an Edwardian naval base into one not only to receive but also support a 21st Century fleet including carriers.

Commodore Rigby will tell us of the challenges of turning an Edwardian Naval Base into one not only to receive but also support a 21st Century navy, including carriers.




HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth harbour

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SG0355.



Cost:
Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Visit to Stagecoach's New Bus Garage at Herne BayBOOK NOW
06/04/2017 18:00:00 - 06/04/2017 21:30:00

When: 6th April 2017, 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Eddington Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 5TR
Meeting Point: Herne Bay Station Forecourt

Speaker: Matthew Arnold CMILT, Commercial Director Stagecoach South East

The new garage is opening in January 2017 and replaces the former East Kent  garage in Herne Bay High Street which originally opened in 1916.

Buses from Herne Bay, as well as operating the Triangle routes linking Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury also provide the majority of the bus network within the Canterbury area. The visit will take in the depot yard where buses will be coming off service, washed and fuelled as well as the workshops, controller's office, driver facilities and the training facility where a short presentation will be given regarding the development of and move to the new garage as well as an overview of Stagecoach operations in Kent and East Sussex

Notes

1.   We will meet outside Herne Bay Station at 1800 and undertake a short walk to the garage.
2.  There is no parking at the garage but  there is pay and display parking at Herne Bay station which is linked to Eddington Lane by a short walkway. Stagecoach Triangle, 4,6, 7 and 36 services and regular Southeastern train services also serve Herne Bay station.
3, All visitors must provide and wear their own high visibility vests. No entry will be permitted to the garage without them. The tour will also start with a safety briefing and attendees will be required to conform to any safety instructions given. The garage will be busy at this time of the day.

Please note that this event will be vetted.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: KTG0381

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


Wilson James Award for Cycling Innovations at HeathrowBOOK NOW
11/04/2017 18:30:00 - 11/04/2017 20:00:00

 
When: 11th April 2017, 17:45 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where:  Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 Junction 4, Sipson Road, West Drayton, UB7 0HP
Meeting Point: Conference Suite

Speaker: John Spotiswood, Director of Heathrow Logistics Integration, Wilson James Ltd

Last year Wilson James were presented with an award for Cycling innovations within Heathrow and John will explain the Why's and Wherefore's of this award and he will then go on to explain how FORS and CLOCks are improving road safety for all road users. HGV's make up 5% of road users but are involved in 53% of cycle fatalities.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: HG0341

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Visit of Dover Transport MuseumBOOK NOW
20/04/2017 19:30:00 - 20/04/2017 21:30:00

W
hen:
20th April 2017, 19:00 (for 19:30) - 21:30
Where: Dover Transport Museum, Willingdon Road, Dover, Whitfield, CT16 2HQ

AGM and a tour of the museum.

This event is being held in conjunction with the East Kent Institute of the Motor Industry (EKIMI).

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: KTG0382.

CPD: TBC

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
Snap-On - Innovative Tools and ControlBOOK NOW
27/04/2017 19:30:00 - 27/04/2017 21:30:00

W
hen:
27th April 2017, 19:00 for 19:30 - 21:30
Where: Grangemoor Hotel, St Michaels Road, Maidstone, ME16 8BS

Speaker: Andy Cocker, Snap-On Tools

West Kent AGM followed by a presentation and demonstration of some of the latest tools on the market, followed by an overview of the future of tool control and accountability by Andy Cocker of Snap-On tools.

This event is being held in conjunction with the West Kent Institute of the Motor Industry (WKIMI).

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: KTG0383.



Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
May 2017
Road Safety and Traffic SignsBOOK NOW
04/05/2017 19:30:00 - 04/05/2017 21:30:00

W
hen:
4th May 2017, 19:00 (for 19:30) - 21:30
Where: Holiday Inn North, Maidstone Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1AP

Speaker: George Chandler

The good, the bad and the unbelievable - an entertaining look at hidden messages on the highway, how to read signs, interpret them and stay alive presented by George Chandler.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: KTG0384.



Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free;
London Overground’s New Operator – Arriva Rail LondonBOOK NOW
09/05/2017 19:00:00 - 09/05/2017 20:45:00

When: 9th May 2017, 18:30 for 19:00 – 20:45
Where: Sussex Downs College, 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH - Directions
Meeting Point: Cliffe Building - Room 313

Speaker: Will Rogers, Director, Arriva Rail London

Arriva Rail London has been awarded the concession to operate London Overground from November 2016. Our speaker will tell us of the challenges met so far and the plans for delivering further improvements for customers on the already hugely popular network.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SG0356.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Visit to the Thames BarrierBOOK NOW
16/05/2017 14:00:00 - 16/05/2017 16:00:00

When: 16 May 2017, 13:30 for 14:00 - 16:00
Where: Thames Barrier, 1 Unity Way, London, SE18 5NJ

Much of London is built on the Thames Flood Plain and marsh. The catastrophic floods on the Essex coast in 1953 galvanised the government to do something. As part of the defences created, the Thames Barrier was built, opening in 1982. It works well but rising sea levels due to global warming are causing a review. This visit enables us to learn not only how the barrier works but what the future may hold - will it be modified or a new one built.

Our visit will include a guided tour and tea, coffee and biscuits will be served courtesy of our sponsor.



This event is being sponsored by MCL Transport Consultants Ltd



Due to limited numbers this event must be booked in advance.


Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SG0357 - Booking Form

Cost: Member: £5.00; Non-Member: £5.00

Michael Hart - the modern blacksmithBOOK NOW
18/05/2017 19:30:00 - 18/05/2017 21:30:00

W
hen:
18th May 2017, 19:00 (for 19:30) - 21:30
Where: Michael Hart Blacksmith, The Forge, Noakes Cold Store Site, Tonbridge, TN12 8AY

Speaker: Michael Hart

A visit to the forge and demonstration of the work a modern blacksmith undertakes.

This event is being held in conjunction with The Welding Institute (TWI).

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: KTG0385.

Cost:
Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
Benchmarking Breakfast Session - Improve your LogisticsBOOK NOW
23/05/2017 08:30:00 - 23/05/2017 10:15:00

 

When: 23rd May 2017, 08:00 for 08:30 - 10:15
Where: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX


In these challenging times, the need for logistics, transport and supply-chain professionals to compete effectively and efficiently is more critical than ever. Glacially slow economic growth, austerity measures and reduced budgets require that companies supply chains are operating as efficiently as possible.

The purpose of this CILT event is to highlight the benefits to your business that benchmarking will provide. Benchmarking involves a review of your business processes aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of your performance in relation to similar organisations and with overall industry best practice.

The CILT LogMark Benchmarking Club is a business management tool that facilitates gap-analysis of logistics, transport and supply-chain operational activity using widely accepted KPI’s that cover inventory management, transport management, risk management, human resourcing, customer service, operations management and other business disciplines. LogMark provides its members with a comprehensive survey, guaranteed data security, a club-based benchmarking network, and independently audited results.

Come and join us for breakfast here at the institute where our speakers will discuss the benefits of benchmarking your supply chain operation. Our speakers include:

  • Clare Bottle FCILT, Coca Cola European Partners
  • José Noya Noya, Computacenter (UK) Ltd
  • Daryl Chesney, CILT

This is a free event, however spaces are limited, therefore if you would like to attend please confirm at your earliest convenience. 

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: LOGM0342

June 2017
Visit to Royal National Lifeboat Institution StationBOOK NOW
06/06/2017 18:00:00 - 06/06/2017 20:00:00


When: 6th June 2017, 18:00 for 18:00 – 20:00 approx
Where: Lifeboat House, W Quay, Newhaven, BN9 9BX - Website

Speaker: Bill Walton, Newhaven and Brighton Sea Safety Training Officer and Presenter

After 3 years we are going back to the Newhaven lifeboat station to get a reminder and update on how the Station works – officers, crew and fundraisers – a tour of the Station and lifeboat and a video.

If there is a shout all must leave the lifeboat and stay clear, but if we are in the station, the evening will continue. 

Due to limited numbers this event must be booked in advance.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SG0358

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Visit to London Bus MuseumBOOK NOW
14/06/2017 10:00:00 - 14/06/2017 15:30:00

When: 14th June 2017, 10:00 – 15:30 approx
Where: Cobham Hall, Brooklands Rd, Weybridge, KT13 0QN - Website

Speaker: Chris Heaps FCILT, Chairman London Bus Preservation Trust Ltd

A special visit has been arranged during which members will not only be able to experience the Museum and surrounding exhibits (there may be an extra charge for some), but also visit the museum workshop and hear an interesting talk.

Further details will be available nearer the time but we hope that a vintage bus will be on hand to transport members from and back to Weybridge Station. There will be a charge for entry to the site as that is not the preserve of the Museum, but it is hoped that a reduced price will be available and will include Brooklands Motor Museum, aircraft collection and an external look at Concorde.

Due to limited numbers this event must be booked in advance.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SG0359

Cost: To be announced

July 2017
The Lower Thames Crossing – an updateBOOK NOW
05/07/2017 19:00:00 - 05/07/2017 20:45:00

When: 4th July 2017 18:30 for 19:00 – 20:45 
Where: Sussex Downs College, 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH - Directions
Meeting Point: Cliffe Building - Room 313

Speaker: Martin Potts, Consultation Manager, Lower Thames Crossing, Highways England

For 50 years, the Dartford Crossing has provided the only road link across the Thames east of London. Between January and March 2016 Highways England went out to consultation with various proposals. More than 47,000 people responded with their views, making it the largest ever public consultation for a UK road project.

Martin will update us on the Government’s decision which is expected late 2016, the support for the options and the future plans for putting the decision into effect.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: SG0360.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


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