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Sustainable Ireland awards

At the Sustainable Ireland Awards 2010 event in Belfast in September Skills for Logistics presented awards for the Public Sector Resource Management Champion to Janice Dunlop, recycling officer at Moyle District Council, and the Best Waste Carrier Award to Wright Recycling of Newtonards. The Sustainable Ireland Awards were organised by Export & Freight, the 4Square Media publication.

Northern Ireland Assembly Environment Minister Edwin Poots delivered the keynote address.

In presenting the Public Resource Management Champion Award to Janice Dunlop, David Fisher, Skills for Logistics head of quality and performance, praised the work she and her team are doing to put the principles of sustainable development into practice on the ground.

Future workforce

He said: “Local authorities have a huge role to play in making sustainability happen and Janice’s projects include getting schools involved in a textile collection and yellow woods challenge. The early involvement of young people in sustainable development is an important step in building a future workforce with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a low-carbon economy.”

Presenting the Best Waste Carrier Award to Wright Recycling, Skills for Logistics head of Northern Ireland, Daryl Keyworth, said: “Wright Recycling’s rapid growth from a one-truck operation to an organisation with over 100 vehicles indicates how a wellrun,

forward-thinking business can take advantage of the commercial opportunities in this important sector. Their success is based on employing a highly-skilled workforce who have repaid the investment in their training many times over through their contribution to consistent business growth.”

Geraldine Quinn, SfL’s national manager for Northern Ireland, said: “The Sustainable Ireland 2010 Awards have presented a wonderful opportunity to restate Skills for Logistics’ commitment to ensuring that the Northern Ireland logistics sector is equipped with the skills it will need to meet the challenges of carbon reduction targets.


“These skills will be needed by logistics operators large and small, from the drivers who will need to be more fuel-efficient, the managers who will need to run their fleets and warehouses, and the owners and senior managers responsible for companywide

carbon reduction strategies.

“Skills for Logistics is working to develop the provision of the high-quality training which will be required to ensure that our workforce has the full range of skills that a low-carbon economy will demand.”

Sustainable Ireland awards
Above (left to right): Host Noel Thomson, Janice Dunlop and David Fisher – Skills for Logistics head of quality assurance
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Above (left to right): Host Noel Thomson, David Wright and Daryl Keyworth – Skills for Logistics head of Southern Field Team