RHA welcomes UKWA at 2024 The Year of Warehousing visit
The RHA was delighted to join in with UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) celebrations as it marks its 80th anniversary.
UKWA’s CEO, Clare Bottle visited the RHA’s Peterborough warehouse today (Monday 12 February). This is part of UKWA’s Around Warehousing in 80 Visits – a national ‘2024 The Year of Warehousing’ campaign to celebrate the landmark and showcase the sector.
Richard Smith, RHA MD welcomed Clare to the ‘RHA Shop’. She tried out one of the transport body’s truck simulators which it uses to help assess and train aspiring lorry drivers.
He said: “I was delighted to welcome Clare to our warehouse today as part of UKWAs anniversary celebrations and glad that she tried out one of our truck simulators which are important tools to help us get more people behind the wheel.
“Our respective members have much in common so it’s vital that we work closely. Many of the issues affecting RHA members affect UKWA members so collaboration is key when we’re tackling cost challenges, plugging skills gaps and driving decarbonisation.”
Clare Bottle, UKWA CEO, said: “There are strong links between road haulage and warehousing, together our respective sectors underpin UK supply chains and make significant contribution to the growth of the UK economy.
“It was great to be able to visit the RHA Shop today as part of my tour around the UK’s warehouses and I look forward to many more collaborative milestones with the RHA.”
The RHA is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.