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Meet the Sponsor – Fortec Distribution Network

Find out more about Fortec Distribution Network with this interview with Craig Johnson. To read this interview in full and find out more about Fortec Distribution, please visit the sponsors areas for more.

Name and job title: Craig Johnson, Business Unit Director

Company: Fortec Distribution Network

Category sponsored: Chairman’s Special Award

Your business: Fortec is a nationwide pallet network based in Watford Village, Northamptonshire. We have a network of over 85 transport companies throughout the UK and Ireland and employ more than 80 people in Northamptonshire.

Why have you chosen this particular category to sponsor and what aligns your business to the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards?

The Chairman’s Award recognises people who have overcome challenges, gone and above and beyond, and excelled in their field – we feel this reflects the values of Fortec and our approach to our customers and members.

What major challenges do you think the logistics sector/ your sector faces?

The logistics industry faces a huge workforce deficit. Young people, in particular, are not choosing to work in the sector and we have a real shortage of HGV drivers throughout the UK. The demand is greater than the people willing to work in the sector.

And how will your company tackle these challenges?

Fortec has an ethos of recruiting, developing and retaining its team so that it can grow from within. We will be launching a training academy to incorporate schemes such as Warehouse to Wheels and will look to expand our current Apprenticeship schemes to encourage more young people to choose a career in the logistics sector.

To read this interview in full and find out more about Fortec Distribution, please visit the sponsors areas for more.

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