Top honour bestowed on Rob

Rob has been made a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the highest honour the organisation can bestow.  

CILT describes itself as “the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains.  Members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flows and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. The work of our members impacts directly on people, society and the environment, on business profitability and economic growth.”

CILT was established in 1919 and now has more than 33,000 members in influential positions in the sector around the world.

Fellows must have, “at least seven years' experience in a position, or positions, of high responsibility in the management of logistics or transport immediately prior to application.  Fellowship can also be granted to individuals who have attained a position of eminence in logistics or transport.”

Rob, who is also chair and founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport says, “It’s a great honour to be recognised by CILT in this way and I’m proud to be able to put FCILT after my name.  In these uncertain times it’s vital that our crucial industries are at the top of their game and ready to negotiate the inevitable complications of the post-Brexit world.  The needs of the transport industry have to be given a very high priority by the government as Brexit negotiations begin and it will only be through strong membership organisations like CILT that the strong and important voice of logistics will be heard.  I will certainly be putting my efforts into ensuring that ministers realise the critical nature of transport and logistics for our economy. ”

Previous recipients of a Chartered Fellowship from CILT include Dragons’ Den star, Hilary Devey, Major General Angus Fay, who is in charge of logistics for the Defence Staff and Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg.