The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has seen a successful launch for its new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN).
Aimed at supporting individuals that have recently joined the logistics sector, the event, which was co-hosted with Outsource, part of the Seetec Group, was perfectly timed to link with the 12th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019), which concluded last Friday.
“The turnout for the launch event was excellent and the participants seemed genuinely keen to have the opportunity to network with their peers and learn from industry professionals,” commented Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager.
Nichola Hay, director Outsource added: “Outsource is supporting BIFA to make these events happen. This is a major step forward for the industry in developing its future freight forwarding ambassadors and leaders. Through these networks, young people will improve their knowledge of the sector, trends, as well as build their skill set and learn from others.”
Hobbis added: “The idea of the YFN is to create several regional networking groups, run by young forwarders and designed to help early talent and young BIFA members develop their knowledge and professional skills, but in a more social environment.
“The next event on April 11th will see the launch of the BIFA YFN regional group in the north west, during which participants will be provided with more details about the network and given an opportunity to discuss how they would like the north west regional group to work moving forward.”
The event is open to all; employers, apprentices, graduates or those new to the industry and will take place at The Botanist, Alderley Edge from 15:00 to 18:00.