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September 2019
Arriva's experience of alternative fuelsBOOK NOW
10/09/2019 18:30:00 - 10/09/2019 20:00:00

When: Tuesday 10 September 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Arriva Garage, Green Lane, Stoneycroft, Liverpool, L13 7HS

Speaker: Andy Mernor, Fleet Engineer

Over the past 6 years, Arriva Merseyside has invested over £38 million on new buses which are powered by alternative fuels. In line with environmental concerns about emissions, the power units include hybrid diesel/electric, gas and pure electric motors.  Andy Mernor, Fleet Engineer, will talk about the experience of the various types, and take a look towards future developments.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or send your completed booking form to Membership Services at or call Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: MWG0376

Please be aware this event is NOT wheelchair accessible

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

Enhancing the Logistics Process through Right Size PackagingBOOK NOW
18/09/2019 16:30:00 - 18/09/2019 18:30:00

When: 18 September 16:00 (for 16:30) - 18:30
Where: Ribble, Greengates Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL4 1DF (Sat Nav Postcode OL4 1FN)

Speaker: Andy Barnetson - Director of Packaging Affairs at the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), Andrew Wilson - Logistics and Distribution Improvement Manager

As supply chains seek greater efficiencies, the packaging industry has to adapt. Add to that the fact that society is undergoing a major change in the way that it views packaging and that Government is proposing to introduce some sweeping changes to the way that packaging is regulated.  It all means that now, more than ever before, the packaging industry needs to be streamlined and carefully consider its choice of materials.  

Andy Barnetson, Director of Packaging Affairs at the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), will review the regulatory developments that are on the horizon both in UK and across Europe, the impact of the change in consumer opinion, and consider some of the changes that are likely to follow.

Andrew Wilson has over 20 years experience of managing logistics and distribution improvement projects. These have involved the implementation of Right Size packaging technology solutions within e-fulfilment operations which have resulted in measurable labour, packaging and distribution benefits, with the environmental improvements recognised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at both a Regional and National level. Andrew will be discussing his experiences with supply chain improvement projects and how Right Size packaging can deliver considerable benefits for e-fulfilment operations.

During this event you will also experience a tour of the Ribble manufacturing site, discover the latest advancements in automated packaging solutions and gain a valuable insight into the logistical benefits which can be attained through right sizing your packaging.

Please note the Delegate List will be vetted.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: RLF0322.

November 2019
Guided Tour at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum - The Big Story of Big VehiclesBOOK NOW
28/11/2019 18:00:00 - 28/11/2019 19:30:00

When: 28 November 17:45 (for 18:00) - 19:30
Where: British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King St, Leyland PR25 2LE
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Volunteer(s) from the British Commercial Vehicle Museum

An exclusive guided tour to discover the history of commercial vehicles in the home town of truck and bus making. Experience the sights, sounds and stories of the commerical vehicle industry from the age of steam to modern hybrids. Take a journey through time - first there was horse power, then came steam, petrol, diesel, electric; the development of commercial vehicles has changed the way we live. Take a stroll along the Time Road to discover more about their impact, and delve in deeper with touchscreen information points. With over 50 big vehicles on display you can get up close to a Merryweather Fire Engine or clamber on board the original Pope Mobile. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: LG0341
Please note this is a pay on the day event, Cost: £10.00 per person

Child entry is free when attending with a paying adult (min age 4 / max age 16). Please note one child per paying adult.

This venue has wheelchair access

January 2020
Recycling Partnerships that Change LivesBOOK NOW
30/01/2020 18:00:00 - 30/01/2020 19:30:00

When: 30 January 2020, 17:45 for 18:00 - 19:30
Where: Recycling Lives Centre, 1A Essex Street, Preston, PR1 1QE
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Anthony Sharkey, Chief Operating Officer, Recycling Lives Lt

Recycling Lives is growing – fast. Having proven its unique model in its home county Lancashire, the business is now expanding across the UK; its transport and logistics operations are central to this.
Chief Operating Officer Anthony Sharkey talks about how combining an industry-leading recycling business and a life-changing charity not only doesn’t compromise the business’ bottom line, but actively adds to it.

Recycling Lives Ltd is a national recycling and waste management business. The Lancashire-headquartered business uses its commercial operations to support and sustain its sister charity, Recycling Lives UK. It has grown rapidly in recent years, from four sites across Lancashire to 19 nationally. It is the largest car recycler in the country, exporting thousands of tonnes of metals and plastics for reuse every month, while also recycling scrap metals, waste electricals and general waste. Recycling Lives UK combines a charity and social enterprise delivering programmes which are supporting the homeless, rehabilitating offenders and redistributing surplus food to charitable groups.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services with your completed booking form email: Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: LG0344

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

This venue is wheelchair accessible 

March 2020
The Logistics of SleepBOOK NOW
26/03/2020 18:00:00 - 26/03/2020 19:30:00

When: 26 March 2020, 17:45 (for 18:00) - 19:30
Where: Silentnight Beds Long Ing Business Park, Long Ing Lane, Barnoldswick BB18 6BJ
Meeting Point: Silentnight Main Reception

Speaker: Rob Livingstone, Operations Director, Silentnight

Silentnight is the UK’s most trusted and leading bed manufacturer. Join the Operations team at the Silentnight factory in Lancashire for this fantastic ‘behind the scenes’ opportunity to see how they unpack the logistics of bed manufacturing. Learn how the Silentnight make to order approach influences logistics, from the supply of raw materials, through the flow of elements within the manufacturing process, to the delivery of the final product.      

Book online now or send your booking form to Membership Services , alternatively Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: LG0342

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

This venue has wheelchair access.

Please note the delegate list will be vetted.

May 2020
Blackpool’s Heritage Trams – What does the future hold for Rigby Road Tram Depot?BOOK NOW
28/05/2020 18:00:00 - 28/05/2020 19:30:00

When: 28 May 17:45 (for 18:00) - 19:30
Where: Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, Rigby Road, Blackpool, FY1 5DD
Meeting Point: Admittance via Hopton Road/Blundell Street gate onto the depot track fan

Speaker: Bryan Lindop, Head of Heritage for Blackpool Transport Services Ltd

A fantastic opportunity to learn all about the history of a heritage tram, followed by a guided tour of the heritage engineering facilities to see what is currently going on behind the scenes and a insight to the proposals for the future of this venerable industrial heritage site.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or send your booking form to Membership Services or Tel: 01536 740104 quoting the event code: LG0343

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £5.00

This venue has wheelchair access


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Northants, NN17 4AX
Main Switchboard: 01536 740100

Company Registration Number: 2629347 
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