UKWA audience gives generously for Transaid

Guests at this year’s UKWA Annual Lunch and Awards for Warehousing, which took place recently at London’s Dorchester Hotel, raised over £9,000 for Transaid, the international development charity.

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.”

Thanking the UKWA members and other guests 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.

The achievements of both companies and individuals across the warehousing and third party logistics (3PL) sectors were also recognised at the gathering, which was hosted by Nick Hewer, the former PR guru and advisor to Lord Alan Sugar on the popular television programme, The Apprentice.