He is based in Northamptonshire but has a patch spanning the whole of south-eastern and south-western England as well as part of the midlands.

Before joining the German trailer-maker, Mr Mc Kee was head of business development at Axis Fleet Management, an Oxfordshire-based truck and trailer rental, contract hire and fleet management company.

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As the only not-for-profit organisation in our sector (run by a membership that embraces not only training companies but also manufacturers of fork-lift trucks and end-user companies that own and operate the equipment) AITT has a unique perspective on all aspects of training.

I believe this has been a key factor in sustaining and ever-expanding membership and gaining an unparalleled reputation in our industry.”To apply for the post, write (including cv) to the chairman, AITT, Unit 4, Grange Farm Business Park, Grange Road, Hugglescote, Leicestershire LE67 2BT. NOVEMBER 2017 The government’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has a new head of enforcement, following the departure of Andy King.

Training and testing of fork-lift truck drivers in the UK is going through far-reaching changes at present, following last September’s introduction of new test standards covering counterbalance and reach-trucks (Commercial Vehicle Engineer July).“This is a pivotal time for all those of us involved in accreditation of trainers, monitoring of standards and consolidation of traceability in training certification,” says AITT chairman Mark Asplen, a Northampton-based mhe (materials handling equipment) instructor.

“The individual we are looking for (as AITT general manager) will need a wide skill-set and ideally will have direct experience in warehousing, fork-lift truck operations and/or logistics.

He was chief engineer in the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) Regiment 21 workshop between 20 then manager of the British Army’s logistic and engineering operations for a couple of years before moving to the Australian Defence Force’s logistics operations division.

Mr Sparrow’s reasons for leaving AITT last month are unclear.

The full story on all the 2018 Scottish Rewards winners will be in the January 2018 issue of , published within the next couple of weeks. OCTOBER 2017 A new chief executive has been appointed at the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), the Solihull, West Midlands-based trade association with a membership reckoned to include about 80 per cent of all oil distribution companies in the UK and Irish Republic.