When & Where
7th March 10 am GMT; Online
21st March 8:30 am GMT In-person Networking
Sponsors & Partners
An award-winning pioneer in guidance, navigation and control technologies, Guidance Automation has over 30 years’ experience in developing advanced solutions for the global robotic vehicle market and has thousands of systems in service. Guidance Automation is proud to have enabled its clients to automate robotic vehicles, forklift trucks, floor cleaning equipment and all types of mobile moving systems. These solutions have been applied in a broad range of autonomous transport applications such as airports, warehousing, healthcare, production, bottling plants, printing, retail, marine and more.
Autostore – an automated storage and retrieval system (“ASRS”) equipment manufacturer. The AutoStore system uses robotics for collecting stored goods in a warehouse, providing significant improvements in capacity and performance. AutoStore works together with leading distributors in selling and implementing the system in the end users’ warehouses. End users include Puma, ASDA, Siemens, Gucci, La Poste and DHL. Softbank acquired 40% of the company in 2021 and more recently AutoStore proudly reached 1000 systems globally.
Since 2014, Parcelly has been revolutionising the world of urban logistics, resolving first-and last-mile challenges by activating excess space in real estate for E-commerce and logistics through its proprietary mobile app technology. Parcelly is a Pick-Up and Drop-Off (PUDO) solution, integrating retailers and carriers across all industries and of all sizes to a highly scalable and internationally growing platform of ‘logistics hubs’. Currently operating in the UK, US and Germany, Parcelly offers a variety of B2B services such as Click&Collect, Hyper-local Warehousing, Returns and Cross Docking, driving operational and cost efficiencies for retailers and carriers of all kinds.
Smalley Marsey Rispin Architects are a dynamic, collaborative team committed to using creativity and innovation in the design of quality buildings with optimum functionality. Drawing upon decades of experience within the core business sectors of logistics and retail architecture. We hold a clear vision for the future that builds upon and consolidates our experience whilst further diversifying into the residential and commercial design. Project teams are organised to ensure a combination of the people with the most appropriate expertise to fulfill a client’s requirements. This means that individual experience is maximised, local knowledge is drawn upon, and innovation is incorporated.
Hatat Solutions is a consultancy service offering businesses access to independent advice on sourcing the best e-cargo bikes and e-bike fleets from across the world, particularly those suited to last-mile delivery operations. We have a network of manufacturers, distributors and retailers that can be leveraged to provide unbeatable pricing and fast delivery times.
Offering urban planning consulting services focused on sustainable and resilient city logistics and supply chain innovation. With over 10 years of experience working with the public, private and non-profit sectors, we support a wide range of initiatives. Working through the lens of environmental justice, sustainability, resilience and new innovation, Freight Matters helps clients improve city logistics around the world.
Backhouse Jones provides industry specific and UK-wide advice and representation in relation to public inquiries (and appeals), criminal matters (ranging from allegations of fraud and causing death by dangerous driving to speeding and overloading prosecutions), HSE and Environment Agency prosecutions, illegal immigration Border Force matters and matters concerning the carriage of animals, operator licensing, construction and use, dangerous goods or loads, tachograph offences, police and DVSA investigations, road regulatory compliance and best practice.
Spokesafe is building the operating system for the active mobility revolution. Our software gives cyclists 24/7 access to secure places to park and charge their bikes, cargo bikes and scooters, while providing a management platform to help stakeholders operate and monetise their infrastructure.
Bexley Beaumont – with offices in London and Manchester, Bexley Beaumont is an award-winning boutique law firm with a focus on collaboration, team culture and delivering excellent client service. We are a full-service law firm with partners specialising in corporate, commercial, intellectual property, information technology, data protection, dispute resolution, corporate restructuring and insolvency, business crime and regulatory, employment, pensions, public law, real estate, planning, environmental and construction. We proactively work with our clients to assess their requirements and provide a solution tailored to their needs. Our overriding purpose is to help our clients achieve better value for their legal spend.”
Sales Support Engineer
With a background in electronic engineering, Simon has been with Guidance Automation since 2010. He started his career as engineering apprentice, while completing a degree in electronic engineering at De Montfort University. Since completing his apprenticeship, Simon has held various roles with Guidance Automation, including repairs technician, repairs manager and, most recently, sales support engineer. Simon is passionate about the power of automation and helping businesses and workforces alike overcome perceived doubts and fears through workplace training and education.
Director of Business Development for Northern Europe at AutoStore
Russell has years of experience working in robotics and logistics applications with some key industry players such as Italian robotics company Comau, and Service Robotics ABB. His experience spans working with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover as Account Manager for the bodywork production lines, robotics, controls, conveyors, and programming commissioning. Before that Russell was Sales Manager at Service Robotics ABB where he focused purely on grocery and apparel eCommerce solutions delivered directly to end-users, whilst overseeing the UK and Scandinavian teams.
CEO and Founder of Parcelly, London’s first omnichannel logistics tech growth firm converting redundant space in local businesses and private homes into carrier-agnostic storage capacities. Spearheading innovation, CSR, sustainability and thought leadership for the logistics software industry, he was voted ‘Great British Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2016’ as well as received the CEO Today UK 2020 Award in the category Transport & Logistics, with his achievements and dedication he continues to disrupt the current industry status quo.
Cargo bike expert and last-mile specialist. I have spent the last 10 years in operational, fleet management and consulting roles at large corporations and high growth start-ups (Pure Electric, Ministry of Defence, PA Consulting). I’m focused on helping businesses transform their last-mile operations through the use of e-cargo bikes and e-bike fleets.
Key account manager for a number of international logistics clients, along with Practice lead on a series of large-scale projects, he leads a dedicated team across the industrial and logistics sector, including both developers and operators. Simon splits his time between Harrogate and London, working with clients in the capital and across the UK, adding Yorkshire value to several projects.
With a background in commercial property, Max Wilson is a chartered surveyor with 10 years of experience in real estate across leasing, valuation and capital markets. He left commercial property to start Spokesafe with the initial idea of converting under-utilised space in city centres into mobility hubs.
Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience in the legal sector, advising clients on logistics fulfilment contracts and major infrastructure projects in the UK and Australia. Her clients include businesses in the logistics, retail, market research and manufacturing sectors. Elizabeth works with founders, SMEs and large corporates, helping them to identify and protect against their key legal and commercial risks.
Backhouse Jones Solicitors
Libby advises on transport specific commercial disputes ranging from public law disputes, concessionary reimbursement, challenging awards on public contracts, Clean Air Zone issues, clandestine entrants and Border Force issues to sales of goods, debt recovery, disputes with insurers due to refusal to indemnify, HM Revenue & Customs disputes, professional negligence claims and high value recoveries. More recently Libby was involved in a Judicial Review of the decision to close Deansgate in Manchester to all traffic which resulted in the road being reopened to PSV’s and has also been success in the appeal of concessionary schemes to the Department for Transport. Libby is also recognised as a key lawyer at the firm in the Legal 500.
A certified urban planner with a multidisciplinary background and specialization in freight transportation, emergency management and community engagement. After spending over a decade working for government agencies in NYC, she now supports public, private and non-profit organizations as an independent consultant.
With the focus on:
- Urban Commercial Developments;
- Order fulfilment & Automation;
- Micro-hubs & Urban Deliveries;
- Large Commercial Developments;
The event will feature:
- Presentation Slots;
- Fireside Chats/Discussion Panels
Check the streams from 2022 & 2021 below