2 June 2020
Richard Cook, Business Development Manager, SEMLEP
It goes without saying that the logistics sector is incredibly important to our region. In fact, the 5,700 logistics companies here have an employment rate 80% higher than the national average for the sector.
Logistics and supply chain companies have faced incredible challenges over this period. Yet, we have seen that our region’s firms are some of the most flexible and responsive to changing demands, adapting from the get-go in some of the most difficult circumstances. People working in the logistics sector are indeed key workers and join the list of heroes.
As the economy rebuilds post lockdown, logistics needs to be ready to respond.
Boosting our regional logistics cluster
Our location at the heart of ‘Golden Distribution triangle’ means that we attract a wide spread of companies from the largest multinationals, through to a vast number of smaller distribution companies and couriers.
The road to economic recovery isn’t going to be easy but, as we start to reboot, our regional logistics cluster can be a key enabler for the rest of the economy.
Reflecting on just a few areas of where we can bolster our cluster:
What are we doing to help?
We are here to support local logistics firms to adjust, grasp the opportunities and strengthen their position.
By working in collaboration with a wide range of partners, including industry bodies like RHA, businesses, universities, local and national government, we look to address industry issues.
Some of the more immediate work we’re focusing on:
Logistics and supply chain makes one of the largest sectors in our area. Is now the time to build our regional cluster into a vibrant and innovative cluster of national significance?
If you want to talk about logistics and supply chain industry matters, contact me [email protected]Back