CALL TO THE LOGISTICS BUSINESSES IN THE EAST AND SOUTH-EAST OF ENGLAND TO GO DIGITAL AND MAKE BETTER USE OF THEIR DATA

Business leaders from East Anglia and the South East gathered at the House of Commons (Wednesday 14 November 2018) to attend the launch of the new TALE scheme.  The Parliamentary Reception was hosted by Will Quince MP (Colchester) and the programme was officially launched by Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State & Minister for Local Growth for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Jake Berry MP introduced himself as the Government Minister responsible for local growth

Great Britain needs to remember our extraordinary heritage in the maritime sector and the extraordinary industry that we have today that is driving our economy.

It is so exciting that the ports, the airports, the universities, the LEPs have come together to enable SMEs to look at logistics in a way that realistically engages with their business so they can drive the future of not just your economy but also the nation’s prosperity.

This tale is the next chapter in our nation’s story – if you think about the trading relationship with Europe, there has never been a more important time for us to come together – the Government, the European Union, local business – to invest in logistics to drive that export economy.

Your area will sit in the cockpit driving the economy forward – not just for the area covered by TALE but for the entire country.  TALE is an exemplar for other economic partnerships across the country to come together.

Will Quince MP commented: 

I am delighted to host the launch of TALE which will help businesses in this vital sector to become more efficient through better use of their data.  This is a really exciting opportunity as part of the launch of the Transport And Logistical Efficiencies Project: important for SMEs to learn more about this project and how you can get involved.  It is fundamentally about the power of and use of data. 

The aim is to work with 200 SMEs across our two regions [New Anglia and South East: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent & East Sussex].