CILT celebrates Corporate Members at networking event of the year - CILT(UK)
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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport's (CILT) Corporate Plaque Presentation Day is a unique networking opportunity for senior logistics and transport professional to get together under one roof and celebrate being a part of the CILT family.

On Friday 28th April, 118 representatives from 72 companies that hold CILT Corporate Membership gathered at the Kettering Park Hotel to receive their commemorative plaque for 2016-17.

Delegates from leading logistics and transport companies, including; CEVA Logistics, DHL Supply Chain, DP World London Gateway, John Lewis, Kuehne + Nagel, MacAndrews, National Express, Optare, PD Ports, Primark, Toyota and XPO Logistics, all attended this year’s event to celebrate being a part of CILT’s network for the next 12 months.

The event welcomed members from across the profession, including those from the financial sector, leading universities and the biggest names in logistics and transport for CILT’s most well-received networking event of the year.

Corporate members are the bedrock of CILT and by working alongside the Institute, they: promote the importance of logistics and transport to the economy; highlight the opportunities that are available in our profession; and encourage best practice throughout all of CILT’s nine professional sectors.

Will Whitehorn FCILT, President, CILT, was on hand to present members with their plaques, saying: “It’s a privilege to be able to present our Corporate Members with the recognition of being part of the CILT network.

“We are delighted to have such a vast array of Corporate Members on board to support, develop and promote our profession. The spread of Corporate Members in this room makes you realise why Britain is one of the leaders in the world economy – there really is so much skill. Without you, we cannot encourage membership of this organisation and the opportunities that lie within this great profession.”

Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT, said: “I am delighted to see so many of our Corporate Members here today. At CILT we really appreciate your work and your commitment to the Institute and we are delighted to see your support and your appreciation to the value that membership of this professional body gives to your organisation."

“We have a breadth of organisations across all of our sectors and a lot of you here are competitors. It always delights me to hear and see the networking and conversations that take place at this event and I encourage you all to make the most of the network that CILT provides you, I encourage you all to share good practice and continue to innovate and learn among your peers. ”

Corporate Membership is divided into Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum+ levels, and delivers value to businesses by:

  •  Recognising commitment to supporting and developing the profession
  • Offering exclusive opportunities to engage with competitors and peer   
  • Providing an unrivalled network of leading industry, academic and government professionals
  • Delivering enhanced training to raise the standards of the profession
  • Improving industry-wide best practice through leading benchmarking clubs
  • Raising the profile of organisations at CILT events and communication channels

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