Walkers Transport rolls out management training programme

Walkers Transport, a leading UK transport and third-party logistics specialist with operations in Manchester and Leeds, has rolled out a new management training programme which aims to develop leaders of the future and support the continued growth of the business.

The internal training programme, which is available to its managerial team across the two depots, is being delivered by Meg Burton from Cube Learning & Development. It aims to help delegates operate as effective and independent leaders of their functions, arm them with the skills to effectively coach and develop their teams and educate them on how they can manage and deliver change.

Richard Simpson, CEO at Walkers Transport which is a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, said: “The company went through a management buyout in October 2017 and this signalled a new era for us and an opportunity for transformational growth. We were keen to kickstart this process with a programme which encouraged collaboration and greater self-awareness – all underpinned by management theory which has an immediate impact. The aim of the programme is simple – to develop leaders of the future which reinforces the importance of developing a culture of continuous improvement living by Walkers’ ‘Can Do’ rules.”

Amy Russell, Group HR Manager added: “Being able to offer opportunities for growth is important to us and this management training programme reinforces our culture of continuous improvement. We’re pleased that 18 managers are enrolled onto the programme this year. Once they’ve completed the training they’ll have an enhanced capability to successfully coach, manage and develop their teams. More importantly, they will realise the impact and influence they have to evoke change and drive employee engagement. We believe that this will benefit their careers and in turn the future prosperity of Walkers.”

Meg Burton, Lead Consultant & Executive Coach at Cube, concluded: “Cube has a strong background in warehousing, logistics and transport. We felt we were well-placed to work with Walkers to help them develop their managers, so they feel more confident to lead their people as the business drives forward their growth strategy.”

Walkers Transport is one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of Palletways’ UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.   The Palletways Group comprises 400 depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.

Cube Learning & Development has been helping organisations shape their future through their people over the last ten years. Cube works closely with business leaders to design and deliver bespoke training solutions that works for their culture, their environment and that is aligned to their business strategy. For more information visit www.cube-ld.co.uk.