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A month in the media – October 2023


October has been another busy month for the Logistics UK press office, which has provided comment on a variety of issues to ensure the views of its members continue to maintain a significant presence in the headlines.

Key topics generating media interest of note include the Windsor Framework, the ongoing situation regarding HS2 and the skills shortage. By maintaining and building strong relationships with the media, and providing timely responses to issues and announcements, the Logistics UK press office team has ensured the opinions of its members are kept in the headlines. Between 27 September and 25 October, 184 items of editorial coverage were placed by the team, creating the opportunity for around 27 million people to see Logistics UK’s opinions. 

Coverage at a glance: the numbers  

National online and printed press – 4 

Broadcasts – 20 

Online (transport, regional and trade) – 110 

Magazines (printed transport and trade magazines) – 43 

FTA Ireland coverage – 7 

Windsor Framework 

An interview regarding the Windsor Framework was broadcast several times on BBC national TV news, and included in news bulletins on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle. Logistics UK’s comments also featured in the Financial Times and on the BBC News website. 

Northern Ireland 

An interview took place on UTV regarding the Newry Southern Relief Road infrastructure project in Northern Ireland, and Logistics UK’s comments were published on ITV.com. 

HS2 

Following the Prime Minister's announcement about the cancellation of HS2’s construction, Logistics UK's comments were included in two separate LBC News broadcasts. 

Skills 

Logistics UK’s driver shortage figures were quoted in an item on LBC News and on the LBC website regarding a call by the Energy Secretary for distance-based road tolls for HGVs. 

The month ahead 

Over the next month, the Logistics UK media team will be focusing on policy-related issues including the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, ongoing changes to customs processes and border procedures, the Direct Vision Standard and infrastructure, as well as reacting to breaking news stories as they unfold. The team will also continue to work on promoting Logistics UK’s 2023 events programme, with particular focus on the autumn Transport Manager conference series, which is already under way, and the Logistics Awards presentation event which takes place in December. 

Have you got a story? 

If you are keen to speak to the media about a pressing issue – from skills shortages to fuel costs, urban restrictions to future logistics – or to highlight some of the great work your organisation is doing, we would love to hear from you. 

We are also keen to hear from those with personal achievements to shout about – maybe moving a very unusual load, staff members who have received special awards or with unusual hobbies or expertise.  And as always, the media is keen to talk to women working across the industry – we are particularly on the lookout for female drivers who are happy to talk to the press.

Please contact Freya, Lauren or Jackie in the media team at press.office@logistics.org.uk – we look forward to hearing from you! 

Published On: 26/10/2023 12:00:17

 

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