This year, we were very proud to be platinum partners at the UK Warehousing (UKWA) Annual Lunch and Awards ceremony. The event took place at The Dorchester, London on 27th June and marked the association’s 75th anniversary.
Over 450 logistics professionals attended this year’s celebrations and we were privileged to be in the company of HRH the Princess Royal, who was a guest of honour.
Her Royal Highness is the founding Patron of Transaid – a charity that works to transform lives by delivering safe, available and sustainable transport solutions across sub-Saharan Africa – and, to mark its 75th anniversary, UKWA has pledged to raise £75,000 for such a worthwhile project.
Launched in 1944, UKWA is the leading trade body dedicated to serving the needs of the UK’s logistics industry. It has around 800 members who, between them, control nearly 100 million square feet of warehousing space across approximately 1300 locations in the UK.
The Potter Space team attended the event along with guests Iain Speak Consultancy, Motor Transport magazine, Logistics Manager magazine, previous CEO of UKWA Roger Williams, and Deputy Lieutenant Representative for Westminster Dr Paul Knapman.
At the event, we were delighted to donate £500 to enable Transaid Zambia to purchase a new ‘bike ambulance’. If you would like to find out more about the project, please see a short video made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation here.
Potter Space Managing Director, Matthew Lamb commented:
“We were honoured to be a platinum partner at this year’s UKWA annual lunch and awards, as it is one of the highlights of the logistics industry’s calendar. This year, in particular, it was truly memorable occasion, as we celebrated such a remarkable milestone in the association’s history.”