Van Excellence Operational Briefings 2019

Planned for Autumn 2020

FTA's Van Excellence Operational Briefings will provide companies with an unrivalled line-up of speakers, giving you the opportunity to discuss the role of van drivers as 'Industrial Athletes' and learn from the experts how you can manage performance and encourage wellbeing.

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Using vehicles as a weapon 
- Scott Gibbons, National Counter Terrorism Headquarters (Heathrow)

EU Workers and the Future Immigration Policy - Denise Beedell, Vans and Urban Policy Manager (Edinburgh and Derby) and Sally Gilson, Head of Skills Campaign, FTA

Setting theScene - John Dalziel, Ex Scotland International Rugby Player

Hydration/Diet British Dietetic Association

Fatigue - Marcus de Guinard - The 3rd Pillar of Health

Resilience and Mind Set - Andy Neale, NFE Group

CALM and the CALMVan initiative - Andrew Brown, Campaign Against Living Miserably

Psychological Issues in the Van Driver Community - Rebecca Posner, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)

Pulling it Together - Paul Jackson, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)

Managing our Responsibilities - Chief Inspector Darren Faulds, Police Scotland (Edinburgh)

​Dates and Venues:

  • Tuesday 26th March at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

  • Thursday 28th March at Pride Park, Derby

  • Tuesday 2nd April at Thistle Heathrow Hotel, London

Praise for Van Excellence Operational Briefings 2018:

'Really well presented with loads of information to take back to operational staff'
Stephen Robertson, Sterling Council

'Thought provoking'
Jennifer Gold, Asda

'Well organised, informative, relevant to our operators.'
Christopher Noonan, Oxford City Council

'Great day really interesting & useful. One of the best events of the year'
Campbell Baxter, Pets at Home Ltd