Northampton Transport Conference 2020

February 13th, 2020

On 5th February NN1 Personnel hosted their 2nd Transport Conference. The conference was originally launched to raise awareness of the issues affecting HGV drivers and transport companies and to offer advice through guest expert speakers.

As promised, the event was bigger and better than our first Transport Conference in June 2019.

We were absolutely overwhelmed with the number of delegates that attended the event. Over 50 professionals from the logistics industry gathered in 1 room. Our expert speakers gave very informative, clear and factual presentations. Very positive engagement from the audience made the conference very instructive.

We also received fantastic feedback from our attendees.

“Great event and speakers, really enjoyed it”.

“Excellent overall; Nn1 are innovative, keeping logistics interesting and showing other agencies how to do it”.

“An interesting and informative venue conducting important factors in the logistics industry”

Here are some more details from the conference:


Our 2nd logistics event was held in Northampton Hilton Hotel. Our suite was very spacious and bright, with very good room acoustics. All our guests could feel comfortable during the event. Tea, coffee and a light, warm breakfast was available throughout the conference.


The Conference started at 9:00 am in the morning. It was an early start with quite a packed schedule. It was half a day conference but we managed to cover loads of subjects.

PC David Lee of Safer Roads Team was the first speaker of the day. His presentation gave the attendees more detailed insights on Operation SNAP – the online facility to submit videos and photo evidence related to driving incidents. It was quite shocking to see some of the offenses and law-breaking footages from dashcams. Operation SNAP started in August 2019. Since then, there have been 217 submissions online, from which 174 have been progressed.

To find out more about Operation SNAP and to submit footage visit the Northamptonshire Police website.

PC Lee arrived in one of the ‘super lorries‘ used in Operation Tramline, used to keep roads safe and tackle dangerous driving. Everyone had a chance to see the lorry from inside and speak to PC Lee about how it’s used to tackle dangerous drivers.

Our second speaker of the day was Mike Hayward from Woodfines Solicitors. He also presented at our first conference last year. Speaking of ‘all things compliance’, Mike presentation covered:

After the break, Natalie Billing from Northamptonshire Health had a presentation about looking after the physical and mental health of the employees and ways Public Health Northamptonshire provides support to employers.

Natalie together with her colleagues set up a stand with Health MOT check at the back of the room. Our attendees had a chance to have their MOT health check done.

Jim Wright FCILT, Director of Wright Logistics Services Ltd, presented for us again, and his presentation covered:

We also had a presentation from Keith Millard from Northants Safer Roads Alliance. Keith gave us some insights on smart motorways, advice on journey planning and duty of care, as well as statistics on driving for work-related incidents and deaths.

At the back of our conference room, Keith and his team had a stand where attendees had a chance to try the Drunk Busters Impairment goggles, to see the effect of alcohol or tiredness on drivers’ vision and safety.

Jim Wright and Kevin O’Brien (Group Compliance, H&S Manager at CButt) presented about SEATS – Supply Chain Employment Accreditation for Transport Safety.

We are proud to say that NN1 Personnel is the first agency to take part in the SEATS scheme. The aim of this plot programme is to promote collaboration and best practices for safety and wellbeing between Client, Agency, and Driver and to improve the standards in the industry – something we are passionate about.

Q&A Session

During the Q&A session audience had a chance to have an open discussion and ask our speakers some questions.

Overall the Transport Conference was very successful thanks to our expert speakers and a large professional audience.

NN1 Personnel is very passionate about the logistics industry. Justyna Sodel, Director of NN1 Personnel and event organiser said: “We wanted to create an event for transport operators and local businesses to come together and learn and network with each other. last time we discussed the challenges facing the transport industry and heard about upcoming changes to the law. The event sold out and attracted a mixed audience of HGV drivers, haulage business owners and representatives of transport and logistics organisations who all gave us some fantastic feedback.

The demand is there to make this a regular event, and to have the support of organisations such as Warwickshire Police, SEMLEP, RHA, and Highways England shows how valued this conference is already” Justyna added.

Consequently, preparations are already underway for the next Transport Conference. We look forward to seeing you all in October.

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