To find out more about Linkline Transport – sponsor of this years HGV Driver of the Year award at the Northants Logistics Awards – we had a sit down with Commercial Director James Bowes. To read this interview in full please visit the dedicated sponsors page.
Name and job title: James Bowes, Commercial Director
Company: Linkline Transport Ltd
Category sponsored: HGV Driver of The Year
Your business: How many people do you employ in Northamptonshire and, in a few words, can you tell us what your company does?
We currently employ 67 staff and offer a complete third-party logistics service. We work with some of the biggest manufacturers and retailers in the UK.
Why have you chosen this particular category to sponsor and what aligns your business to the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards?
We feel that drivers in our industry do not get the recognition they deserve. We strongly believe that drivers are the forefront of any logistics business and therefore should be shown the gratitude they deserve.
What major challenges do you think the logistics sector/ your sector faces?
The major challenge at the minute is driver shortage. There aren’t enough / any schemes designed to develop and train the youth and get them excited in our industry.
And how will your company tackle these challenges?
Linkline Transport is in the process of developing a “Young Driver Academy”, we are looking to go into colleges and universities across Northamptonshire and get the youth of today excited about our industry and the big careers that they could have. We are in the planning stages at the minute but hope to have this live by end of 2018.
To read the rest of this interview and find out more about LinkLine Transport, please visit the sponsor page for more!
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