Logistics in Transport – Road & Rail

Event Information

23 May 2017
8.00am - 10.00am

The Holiday Inn A1 Junc.36
High Rd,

Event Details

Steve Swann
01302 640100

Members: FREE
Non Members: FREE

This event, run by the Doncaster Chamber's Logistics Hub, will address recent development work completed and take a look at future plans and the benefits to businesses operating within the logistics sector.

The morning will begin with valuable time to network with sector specialists over breakfast, followed by a welcome and introduction from Managing Director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Steve Gill.

Guest will then hear keynote addresses from:

  • Highways England - Mandy Foster, Asset Development Team Leader for Yorkshire & Humber

Find out the latest road developments affecting our region and beyond. Learn about Highways England's plans for the future, to support the projected increase in traffic volumes on our roads.

  • Freeths – Lindsey Clegg, Partner

The Truck Cartel: Impact for You

The European Commission recently found that the leading medium and heavy truck manufacturers had colluded to artificially inflate the price of trucks across the EEA between 1997 and 2011. This decision opens the door for those who purchased, or leased, trucks during the relevant period to seek recovery of the losses they incurred as a result of the cartel’s actions from the cartel members. Learn more about the cartel’s action, and how this impacts on your business, with Lindsey Clegg, a logistics specialist with Freeths LLP.

  • Bootham Network Solutions, Chris Polack, Director

Rail freight - delivering for our Region

The presentation will set out the benefits of delivering freight by rail and review the current rail freight activity in our region. Using cases studies we will then focus on some forecast growth sectors in the rail freight market.

About the Logistics Hub UK (LHUK)

The LHUK group is a membership group established to represent powerful partnership marketing for Sheffield City Region’s logistic sector. It is a partnership of private sector companies committed to the on-going growth, development and promotion of the logistics and distribution sector in the Sheffield City Region initially, with a view to developing improved activity with other city regions i.e. Leeds, Manchester, Hull, etc.

The LHUK currently has a core group of members which include Peel, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Verdion, Harworth Estates, Eldred Group, Shepherd Distribution, Henry Boot Construction and Anglo World Cargo. A number of strategic partners are also members / supporters including Doncaster MBC, LEP, Barnsley College, Doncaster College and the University of Sheffield Management School.

Personal Biographies:

Mandy Foster - Mandy has worked in highways and transportation since graduating as a civil engineer from Leeds University in 1991. Working initially as a highways engineer for Bradford Council, she moved to work for the then Highways Agency in 1999. She has always worked in Yorkshire and the North East region, primarily in project management, maintenance contract management, private finance projects (DBFO) and asset development. Highways Agency became Highways England in April 2015 and since then, Mandy has been responsible for the asset development team who look at planning, regional economic development, maintenance planning and future improvements across Yorkshire and the Humber Region.

Lindsey Clegg Partner in Freeths’ disputes team specialising in complex cross-border disputes, aviation and logistics industry disputes, international and domestic arbitration and commercial and financial disputes. In addition to disputes work, Lindsey uses her expertise to assist clients with contractual drafting, interpretation, enforcement, termination, renegotiation and amendment, ongoing contract management and risk avoidance. Lindsey’s work in the aviation sector resulted in her being named as a Legal Rising Star of 2013 by AirFinance Journal and she is described by the Legal 500 as “thorough and steely” and “having a real knowledge of her subject”. 

Chris Polack - Chris is a Freight and Civil Engineering professional with over 35 years’ experience in the rail and rail freight industries.  He has worked for multi - national companies holding senior posts in Business Development and Account Management.  Chris has led many innovative projects and has a track record of implementing new products, infrastructure and equipment to deliver competitive advantage to customers.

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