Showcasing Diversity Across Logistics
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge
24 June 2021
Showcasing Diversity Across Logistics
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge
24 June 2021
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge allows companies from across the industry to demonstrate their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion within the logistics sector, and the business benefits attained by establishing a diverse workforce.
Nimble Media Ltd are delighted to partner with Talent in Logistics (TiL) to deliver this fun, yet serious, event which allows participants from across all levels to team-build within their own organisation, as well as network with other companies and fundraise for our chosen industry charity, Transaid.
Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director for TiL said: “With research suggesting that the sector remains a predominately white-male dominated space, this event is the perfect platform for logistics companies to showcase that they too believe in the benefits of creating an inclusive culture, as well as bringing some workplace fun to their teams.”
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge brings 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 the industry to share best practice, network, team build and help shape what the profession should do next to support a more inclusive sector.
Dawn Bonfield MBE, Aston University’s Director of Engineering Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, said: “The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge is a fabulous opportunity to boost performance and productivity for all involved in logistics and supply chains.
“All of my experience tells me that innovation, acceleration, growth and success depend heavily upon the equality of opportunity, diversity of thought and inclusivity.
“This fun, fulfilling and reaffirming event highlights the culture needed for success; it’s a special opportunity to show off and develop EDI credentials in a relaxed and informative way.”
"Even if we didn't win an award we won new memories!"
"Had a blast with my work colleagues, we were in a great fun environment. was a great ice breaker for all!"
"It is a great networking but also team building opportunity."
"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."
"Join in the fun, meet great people and laugh"
"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."
"The Big Logistics and transport Diversity Challenge was an amazing and fun experience, great to bring the industry together in an inclusive way!"
"This was a unique experience that I did not expect and will never forget!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
Combining two classic favourites, players will have three chances to score as many points as possible by kicking the 'footballs' against the giant dart board! Who will land on bullseye... and who will go offside?!
Your team of agents must decipher a series of cryptic clues to work out the correct sequence of wires to disconnect on a Magnetic Pulse Generator. Tension builds as you work against the digital clock and its relentless ticking.
"I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow, with a great big floppy hat, I can shake my hands like this and I can shake my feet like that!" Teams will go head-to-head to build their very own team mascot from a store of limited materials. The challenge comes when your Scarecrow has to stand on its own for judging!
Armed with cups and a basic ‘tool kit’, each team will race across a giant inflatable course to fill their container with beans. Easy? Except you’re blindfolded with only one person able to shout instructions at you! How far can you fill your box before the time runs out?
And they're off! Take part in the Big Diversity Derby as jockeys ride down the straight into the finish; will you be victorious - or will you fall at the first hurdle? In true Big Diversity style our horses are a little different from the ones you see at Ascot!
Volleyball with a twist - teams will bounce their way around the inflatable court as they aim to hit a ball over a net and land it within the opposition’s court.
Your team faces the challenge of walking, as a team, on two planks with rope handles. It is great fun and is typically chaotic for the first few steps. As you get your act together by communicating, agreeing procedures, being prepared to accommodate one another and thinking of the team rather than pure self-interest, then results will improve.
Ringa pakia, Uma tiraha, Turi whatia and Pukana! Time to show off your tribe’s pride, strength and unity… Which team will perform the best Haka?
RINGA PAKIA, UMA TIRAHA, TURI WHATIA AND PUKANA! Time to show off your tribe's pride, strength and unity... Which team will perform the best Haka? After 10 minutes of learning and practising, you are invited onto the hallowed ground that is the ‘Big Diversity Challenge Rugby Pitch’ to Haka-off! (Warrior Paint is available)
Ever been to a summer fête and wished you could get away with having your face painted? Well now is your moment as you take on the Blindfolded Face Painting challenge!
Bring out the make-up artists in your team in this race against the clock to create a masterpiece. Not as simple as it sounds; four team members will become blindfolded make-up artists, four will be painted and two will give verbal instructions to the artists!
Founded in 2013, Nimble Media is a full-service multi-media marketing company, based in Oakham, Rutland, which specialises in event management, marketing, public relations and contract magazine publishing.
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With an overall mission to encourage logistics businesses to focus on their people strategies, Talent in Logistics creates platforms where HR, L&D, Training & Operational professionals can grow their expertise.
Their aim is to address skills challenges by promoting people development and engagement, thus helping these employers to retain exceptional staff and attract new talent.More about the delivery partner