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47 entries for category Media and campaigns

Excellent talks with Labour’s new Shadow Transport Minister

Posted on: Wednesday, 17 November 2010 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Wales

On Monday we had a good meeting with John Woodcock, the new MP for Barrow and Furness, and Labour’s new Shadow Transport Minister in charge of roads, climate and freight. ...

The good, the bad and the logistics sector - FTA and the draft Scottish Budget

Posted on: Friday, 19 November 2010 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Scotland

John Swinney’s draft Scottish Budget announcement will certainly bring some benefits to the country’s supply chain and help maintain its position as a net exporter of goods. ...

Welsh Assembly Government Budget - big ideas, little detail

Posted on: Friday, 19 November 2010 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Wales

At the same time that people in Scotland were learning the fate of key projects of interest from the Scottish Government, their counterparts in Wales were discovering the short-term economic future in their own devolved areas, as the Welsh Assembly ...

Hammond joins FTA to celebrate logistics delivering Christmas

Posted on: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 by Toby Carroll in category Media and campaigns

On Tuesday 14 December, FTA held a special event to celebrate the hard work the logistics industry takes on at this time of year. ...

FTA flies to the Eagle

Posted on: Wednesday, 12 January 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Today FTA had its first chance to sit down with Ed Miliband’s new woman in charge of transport, Garston and Halewood’s Maria Eagle. ...

Derby Day For FTA

Posted on: Monday, 24 January 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Today saw a return to Parliament for FTA, and a discussion of local transport and planning issues with Shadow Communities Minister and Derby North MP Chris Williamson. ...

FTA meets Gordon in the path of the Hampden roar

Posted on: Friday, 4 February 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Scotland

In the teeth of a vicious rainy gale blowing through Glasgow, FTA’s Mike Webb and Chris MacRae have been talking logistics with the man hoping to be Scotland’s next Transport Minister. ...

FFUK Back On The Green

Posted on: Tuesday, 8 February 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, FairFuel UK

Following a successful MP photoshoot last week, FTA and its partners in the Fair Fuel UK campaign were back on College Green this morning to present more letters to parliament. ...

Talking Fuel Duty In Llanelli

Posted on: Friday, 4 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Plaid_Cymru, Wales

FTA’s continuing tour of the country talking about fuel duty issues continued on Friday with a trip to Llanelli in South Wales, and a conversation with local MP Nia Griffith. ...

Putting The Party Into Party Of Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 8 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Plaid_Cymru, Wales

FTA would like to express thanks to Plaid Cymru for the kind invitation to attend the party’s annual St David’s Day reception. ...

FTA has a double Scotch

Posted on: Thursday, 17 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Scotland, Liberal Democrat, Conservative

FTA has met with representatives of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in Edinburgh, to make sure that the voice of logistics is still ringing in the ears of Scotland's politicians before they go off about the campaign trail. ...

FTA visits Cairns of old south Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

FTA was in Westminster today to discuss the issue of stowaways on lorries with Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns. Mr Cairns’ constituency plays host to a number of key logistics companies, and one in particular has been discussing with him the lack of ...

Concerns with the McNulty Review? Yes, Minister

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Rail

The Government has commissioned a review of the value for the money obtained for the taxpayer from the British railway, being chaired by Sir Roy McNulty. ...

Fair Fuel UK - Moving The Campaign Forward

Posted on: Friday, 8 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, FairFuel UK

Today the partners of the FFUK campaign, supported by logistics professionals, literally dragged the campaign into its next phase when they staged a truck pull down Whitehall before delivering a letter by hand to the Prime Minister. ...

Mr Smith Goes To Westminster - And Meets With FTA

Posted on: Friday, 8 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Wales, Westminster

Today, FTA met with new Blaenau Gwent MP and Fair Fuel UK supporter Nick Smith to discuss the key logistics issues affecting companies in South Wales, alongside Owens Roads Services, who have a base in Mr Smith’s constituency. ...

FFG - an opportunity that shouldn't be scotch missed

Posted on: Thursday, 14 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Scotland, Rail

After months of activity in Scotland with politicians on all sides, there is a little light at the end of the tunnel for Scotland’s Freight Facilities Grants (FFGs) regime, judging by Scotland’s political manifestos. ...

Questions for the Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 May 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Media and campaigns

FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference is a chance to hear the latest carbon reduction measures being undertaken by industry. If you have a question for the experts at the conference, simply leave a comment in the box below. ...

Transport Hub venues confirmed

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 May 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub, Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative

FTA has now confirmed the venues at which the 2011 Transport Hub will take place. Liberal Democrats (Sunday 18 – Tuesday 20 Sep) Fringe events: Jurys Inn, Birmingham CEO Dinner: Hyatt hotel, Birmingham Labour (Sunday 25 – Tuesday 27 Sep) Fringe ...

FTA takes its message to the Lib Dems

Posted on: Monday, 19 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Liberal Democrat, Transport Hub

This lunchtime FTA held its traditional annual fringe event at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Birmingham. As part of the Transport Hub, FTA pulled together a panel to discuss the tension between fuel prices, the environment and the economic ...

In the yellow corner… a successful Transport Hub

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Liberal Democrat, Transport Hub

The Transport Hub 2011 closed the Liberal Democrat leg of its conference journey on Tuesday evening with a standing-room-only discussion of the future of high-speed rail. ...