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Nick Hewer is UKWA's host

18 January 2016

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced that television presenter, Nick Hewer, will host the UKWA Annual Lunch and Awards 2016.

Best known for his appearances as Lord Sugar’s adviser on the BBC’s The Apprentice, Nick is a former public relations consultant whose business experience has been acquired across a broad range of industries.

“Nick Hewer is an excellent speaker who talks with authority and humour. I am sure UKWA members and their guests will enjoy listening to him very much,” said UKWA’s CEO, Peter Ward.

The UKWA Awards recognise excellence in the supply chain industry and 2016’s ceremony takes place at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London on Wednesday 6th July.

Around five hundred professionals from the logistics industry are expected to attend the event - which has come to be regarded as one of the most important networking occasions in the logistics industry’s calendar.

Places at the UKWA Annual Lunch and Awards 2016 are priced at £150 plus VAT for individual bookings, with significant group discounts for complete tables.

The price includes a champagne reception and a three-course luncheon. For reservations contact UKWA’s Sue Knief either by telephone on 0207 636 8856 or by email at Sue@ukwa.org.uk.

UKWA appoint new commercial manager

UKWA has announced the appointment of Shoaib Vakil as its new Commercial Manager.

Before joining UKWA Shoaib held various operational roles with a number of well-known third party logistics specialists and has experience in industries as diverse as publishing and construction.

Shoaib’s principal responsibility will be to develop and oversee the smooth running of UKWA’s numerous services to members. 

UKWA’s services cover professional advice and guidance as well as a series of specialist Member Benefit Schemes specially negotiated by UKWA to enable its members to procure essential business support services easily and competitively. 

Shoaib will also oversee UKWA’s new Training and Education programme which will be rolled out early in 2016.

“UKWA works closely with a number of business partners to provide members with a broad range of exclusive services that, we believe, will save 3PLs money and improve their operational efficiency,” says Shoaib.

“We are planning to introduce several new and exciting services that will only be available to UKWA members and which we are sure members will benefit greatly from in the months ahead,” Shoaib added.

UKWA CEO, Peter Ward, commented: “We are delighted to be able to add someone of Shoaib’s calibre to the UKWA team. Shoaib has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and has proved throughout his career that he is able to work both on his own initiative and as part of a team. His global logistics and international shipping experience will also prove invaluable in his new role.”