Showcasing Diversity Across Logistics

The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge

24 June 2020

About the Event

The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge is designed to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry and the business benefits attained when companies improve diversity by engaging teams in a series of fun physical, practical and mental team challenges.

The event will bring together logistics professionals to look at how we can tackle diversity collaboratively and collectively in an informal setting with many industry-leading companies in attendance.

The event also offers the perfect platform for industry to share best practice, network, team build and help shape what the profession should do next to support a more inclusive sector.

The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge will also support Transaid, an international development charity that identifies, champions, implements and shares local transport solutions which improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for poor people in developing countries.

What The Teams Say ...
  • "Even if we didn't win an award we won new memories!"

    Nina Ntatidou, WMG
  • "Had a blast with my work colleagues, we were in a great fun environment. was a great ice breaker for all!"

    Lois Lee, Morson International
  • "It is a great networking but also team building opportunity."

    Momchil Balgarinov, Mott MacDonald
  • "It was really a fantastic event. As students, we could not only adapt to communicating, working and coordinating with different people in a diversified environment in advance, but also get a better understanding of how diversified working environment of the logistics industry is."

    Zhen Zhou, WMG, Warwick University
  • "Join in the fun, meet great people and laugh"

    Michael Topple, Wincanton
  • "The Big Logistics and Transport Diversity Challenge is a great team building day that encourages colleagues to work together on a number of different challenges - requiring teamwork, collaboration and (perhaps most of all) encouragement! The event was well organised, executed and fun, all whilst promoting the importance of diversity across organisations."

    Ellena Austin, Yusen Logistics
  • "The Big Logistics and transport Diversity Challenge was an amazing and fun experience, great to bring the industry together in an inclusive way!"

    Jo Pick, Wincanton
  • "This was a unique experience that I did not expect and will never forget!"

    Molly Maurice-Smith, XPO Logisitics
  • "We had a fantastic day at the BL&TDC 2019. The challenges were great fun and played to different team members strengths. Would definitely come back next year!"

    Kate Millican, DHL
  • "The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge (BLDC) is a fabulous opportunity to boost performance and productivity for all involved in logistics and Supply Chains. I lend my full support to this endeavour on 24th June at the Newark Showground and encourage all logistics organisations to enter a team in this unique opportunity. Amongst many others, Aston University is proud to be a supporting organisation. All of my experience tells me that innovation, acceleration, growth and success depend heavily upon equality of opportunity, diversity of thought and inclusivity. This is how the best new ideas ferment; how teams best cooperate to deliver, and how organisations best meet their objectives and reduce their risks. The BLDC is a fun, fulfilling and reaffirming event that highlights the culture needed for success; it’s a special opportunity to show off and develop Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) credentials in a fun and informative way."

    Dawn Bonfield MBE CEng FIMMM FICE HonFIStructE FWES, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering, Aston University | Director of Engineering Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • "We are delighted to be invited by our friends at 'Talent in Logistics' to be a supporting partner of the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020. I call upon all companies and organisations in supply chain and logistics to get involved and transform our profession. Diversity and inclusion are vital to innovation and supply chain success. There is a great opportunity for all leaders in logistics to promote cultures that welcome challenge and advance inclusion; such cultures are, not least, key to successful recruitment and retention in these crucial professions that propel the national economy and underpin our freedom and security. The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge is a fantastic, fun and engaging way to 'show and grow' EDI credentials - I think everyone should want to be involved. This is bigger than all of us and we all need to step-up and work together for the greater good. Our thanks to friends at 'Talent in Logistics', Nimble Media -the event organisers, and Transaid - the event charity, for leading the way. Aston University - a leader in logistics education and research - is proud to be involved."

    Professor Edward Sweeney, Director of Aston Logistics & Systems Institute