Transaid attend FIT Awards!

Transaid CEO Gary Forster co-hosted and helped judge the Freight Industry Times’ Supply Chain Champions Awards at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. The Awards recognised excellence in the supply chain logistics sector, and Gary had been keen to identify companies that balanced profit and business success with important corporate social responsibility elements and concern for world issues.

As well as watching the ceremony, attendees at the Supply Chain Champions Awards took part in a fundraising game of Heads and Tails, and the £613 raised will contribute towards Transaid’s life-saving programmes. In a speech thanking attendees and supporters, Gary said:

“With strong support from the UK transport and logistics industry we have been working to improve the training standards of two training facilities; one in Zambia and one in Tanzania, focusing on HGV, FLT and coach driver training.

“We have also delivered training in Uganda and are working to launch programmes in Malawi later this year. To date we’ve trained 25 driver trainers, who in turn trained nearly 7,000 truck, bus and forklift truck drivers, making roads in Africa safer and ultimately reducing the high death toll in the countries where we work.”

CILT, DHL, FTA, Goodyear, UKWA and Volvo, were among the Transaid supporters in attendance, while Transaid Ambassadors at the Awards included Guy Heywood, Robert Jervis, Mike Daly and Peter MacLeod.

Gary added:

“Transaid can’t do the work it does without the help of our corporate industry supporters consistently investing their annual donations towards the impact that Transaid is making. Our 30 corporate members not only provide us with funding, but also with professional expertise through the secondment of technical volunteers and graduates.”

To find out more about the event, or getting involved with Transaid, contact Aggie at