We were invited onto the judging panel for the first time in 2015 to judge at the Global Freight Awards run by Lloyds Loading List / Informa and thoroughly enjoyed the day, and spending time with other prominent logistics professionals reviewing the many submissions from companies in the logistics sector.
I think there were around 120 entries for us to review so it was a big task but it was interesting to see how companies were trying to innovate or invest in young people in an industry which has been generally lacking in formal training or investment in people.
We've just been invited to judge again for the 2016 Global Freight Awards so very pleased that they want us to participate again this year!
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Andy Cliff is an industry professional who launched his own logistics consultancy, Straightforward Consultancy Ltd (SCL) after a 30 year career in international logistics, working for companies such as DB Schenker, Kuehne & Nagel and DHL Global Forwarding in operational, sales and management roles.
Andy felt that in an increasingly complex and confusing world of logistics, UK importers and exporters needed a company alongside them which could help them to reduce costs, lessen their workload and provide expert advice and support day-to-day. Andy was part of the judging panel for the 2015 Global Freight Awards, which recognize quality, innovation and performance in the field of international logistics.