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UKWA celebrates 75th anniversary milestone

UKWA celebrates 75th anniversary milestone

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its inception in 2019. The Association was launched in 1944 when representatives from warehousing companies formed a Committee to discuss the storage and distribution of food and materials in wartime Britain. Originally known as the National Association of …

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UKWA’s Peter Ward joins Institute of Export’s board

UKWA Peter Ward joins Institute of Export board

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA’s) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ward, has been appointed to the board of the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT). Peter Ward has over 30 years’ experience in international transportation, logistics and supply chain management and has held senior positions with Fritz Companies, P&O …

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Immigration message not being heard, says UKWA

Immigration message not being heard, says UKWA

United Kingdom Warehousing Association UKWA CEO, Peter Ward, has expressed the Association’s disappointment and frustration that the Government seems not to have recognised the critical labour shortage facing the warehousing and logistics industry; a sector that depends on immigrant labour – particularly at peak times, such as Black Friday, Cyber …

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REC report highlights UKWA’s labour market concerns

REC report highlights UKWA labour market concerns

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association UKWA has warned that continuing uncertainty over Britain’s post-Brexit immigration policy is leading to a shortage of labour that will have serious ramifications across the logistics industry. “At a time when the UK is experiencing the lowest youth employment rate since the 1970s and the …

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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering is new UKWA President

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering is new UKWA President

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association UKWA has announced that its new Honorary President is Anne McIntosh – Baroness McIntosh of Pickering. Baroness McIntosh replaces Ivon Moore-Brabazon – Lord Brabazon of Tara, who recently announced his decision to stand down having served in the role for 26 years. In a distinguished …

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Logistics sector facing a “perfect storm” says UKWA CEO

Logistics sector facing a perfect storm says UKWA CEO

Speaking at this week’s United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Annual Awards Lunch, Peter Ward – UKWA’s CEO, warned that global political and economic uncertainty allied to societal shifts and changing consumer behaviour is creating “a perfect storm that is driving an unprecedented pace of change within the logistics sector.” However, …

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Industry gathers for UKWA National Conference

Industry gathers for UKWA National Conference

From the likely impacts of Brexit, new regulations and labour shortages through to online retail and real estate, 25 expert speakers pulled no punches on the key issues affecting the logistics industry over UKWA’s two-day National Conference, held in Chesterfield last week. 120 delegates heard directly from HMRC about the …

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