The Haven Gateway Partnership are pleased to announce that TALE (Transport and Logistical Efficiencies), has been extended until July 2022. We will continue our mission to help small and medium-sized UK businesses to make better use of their logistics data.

Using feedback from our members, we have made improvements to the TALE offering and have started to plan for the project’s legacy. Early next year we are launching a new online portal for logistics professionals. The portal brings together new and existing TALE members to network, access unique content, share opportunities, and more.

From November members will be invited to come together for our monthly networking session online. This is an opportunity to compare notes with other logistics professionals and seek advice from our team. Members will also be able to access new opportunities through a series of procurement events.

For new members we will be offering a choice of business support or grant funding. Business support comes in the form of 9-hours of 1:1 mentoring with a logistics industry expert, or our internal business experts. Experts will be able to support businesses in the areas of logistics, digitisation and data. This offer will be extended to 25 businesses.

We also have over 50 new TALE grants worth a total of £525k, under the same terms as our previous TALE grants (40% of the project total).

The deadline for our mentoring scheme and grant applications is the end of April 2022.

The TALE project is part-funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

For more information, please visit www.tale.org.uk

Regarding the extension to the project George Kieffer, Chairman of The Haven Gateway Partnership, said:

“Being home to the UK’s largest container port, the Transport & Logistics Industry is of particular importance to the Haven Gateway Partnership and I am delighted to see that this has been recognised by the extension of the TALE Project. TALE will help the many SME businesses in the industry to become more productive and efficient through the effective use of data and digitisation.”

Lisa Brazier, Programme Director of TALE, said:

“We are excited to continue the TALE project, building on our work with existing members, and extending our support to an additional cohort of logistics businesses.”

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