A PROUD professor from Rugby has been named the UK’s top logistics professional for 2017.
Richard Wilding OBE has won the Logistics100 award at the annual Logistics Awards. The award singles out an individual from the Logistics100, the definitive list of the industry’s 100 most influential individuals, who have created the most significant impact in the previous year.
Rugby resident Richard, a Professor at Cranfield School of Management, was commended at the awards for driving change in the industry, and delivering a vision that engaged with the logistics sector to promote best practice.
The award was presented to him at a ceremony at The Grange St Pauls Hotel in London.
Professor Wilding said: “Rugby is a critical location for the logistics industry as recent investments demonstrate. I am incredibly proud to live in Rugby and support this industry here.
“It is an incredible honour even to be included in the list of the 100 most influential logistics professionals in the UK – but winning the award and to be recognised in such a way is particularly special.”
Professor Lynette Ryals, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director at Cranfield School of Management, added: “This award is highly deserved. For almost 20 years, Richard has been instrumental in developing the School’s highly successful logistics programmes which attract students from across the world.
“Richard is a key part of our logistics and supply chain educational and research offering which continues to go from strength to strength.”
Logistics enables local deliveries and international trade and is a foundation of the UK economy. The UK logistics industry has an annual turnover of £1trillion and employs eight per cent of the UK workforce.