Conference Programme


Chair's welcome & Logistics UK Introduction

Denise Beedell, Senior Policy Manager, Logistics UK 


Driver behaviour risk management and collision investigation

With more LCVs operating on UK roads than ever before, managing road risk and driver behaviour has never been more important for fleet operators. This session shows how safer driver behaviours can be normalised in efficient fleet operations, deliver cost savings and how to build in resilience to risk and effectively manage collision investigations. 

Andrew Drewary, Road Risk Consultant, Managing Director, Road Safety Smart 


Fireside Chat: Logistics UK Policy work update

An insightful discussion about the policy work of Logistics UK focusing on the forthcoming General Election, the key issues for the light commercial vehicle sector and the policies Logistics UK want to see adopted by the next government to support LCV operators in the coming years. 

Denise Beedell, Senior Policy Manager, Logistics UK 

Edward Jones, Head of Environmental Policy, Logistics UK 


Decarbonising an LCV fleet - the art of the possible

Transport decarbonisation is becoming an ever more pressing priority for fleet managers as they navigate through a mass of information about new technologies. This session will help operators to de-risk the decarbonisation plans for LCV fleets and cover the big questions such as when and where to switch to electric, how to recover EVs and what's the best way to manage driver adoption. 

Andy Hill, Commercial Vehicle Manager, Lex Autolease

Paul Johnson, Business Development Manager, The AA 

Richard Parker, Webfleet EV Consultant, Bridgestone Mobility Solutions


Logistics UK Compliance update 

Logistics UK's Member Advice Centre is the 'go-to' place for information about fleet compliance. Delegates will be updated on the current concerns and queries received at the MAC and hear the answers they need to keep their fleets on the road. 

Dan Crutchington, Senior Transport Advisor, MAC, Logistics UK 


Panel session: Challenges of day-to-day operation in the next five years 

This session provides a view from current operators about handling the day-to-day challenges of operating light commercial vehicles fleets over the next five years. Hear from fellow fleet operators how they plan to address those challenges. 

Lorna McAtear, Head of Fleet, National Grid 

Chris Georgiou, Head of Compliance - Supply Chain & Service Operations, Currys


Managing risks of implementing decarbonisation technology for LCV and mixed fleets: the legal and health and safety perspective

Phase out dates for new petrol and diesel vans are now less than a decade away, so how can fleet operators manage the risks which might arise during the transition to new decarbonisation technologies while still operating conventionally operated vehicles? Find out more about the legal and safety considerations for operating LCV and mixed fleets in this session including an update on the HSE comments on the 'race to Net Zero' and conducting an effective risk assessment. 

Charlotte Hunt, Associate - Regulatory & Corporate Defence Team, Birketts LLP

Julie Gowland, Partner - Regulatory & Corporate Defence Team, Birketts LLP 


Van plan campaign 

With the needs of commercial electric vans seemingly overlooked by policy makers, Logistics UK has partnered with other organisations including the BVRLA to launch a Zero Emisison Van Plan. This session will set out the aims of the campaign and how van operators can support the campaign to ensure the needs of van drivers and operators are better served to help manage the transition to Net Zero. 

Catherine Bowen, Senior Policy Advisor, BVRLA


Decarbonising blue lights 

Ensuring LCV fleets can continue to meet customer needs and demands is a big challenge when transitioning to zero emission operations. When the vehicles are working on life or death situations, how do operators meet the net zero challenge without putting lives at risk? This session hears how NHS and Police services are managing their decarbonisation journey. 

Richard Muirhead, Director of Commercial Services, West Mercia Police


Driver safety and wellbeing in the modern era

Driver safety and wellbeing has always been a key priority for vehicle operators but with fast changing technology in vehicles and increasing pressure on drivers, how can fleet operators ensure they are taking the right steps to meet those obligations? This final session covers these areas and more, to provide operators with up to date information they need to keep their drivers safe and well. 

Andy Neale, Project Manager, Fleet Service GB


Chair's close and discussion 

Denise Beedell, Senior Policy Manager, Logistics UK 

*We reserve the right to amend any session content and timings.