Amy Southall, UK Marketing Manager, Crown Lift Trucks
Amy is a distinguished marketing professional with expert knowledge of the material handling industry. For the past five years she has served as UK Marketing Manager for Crown Lift Trucks, one of the largest material handling companies in the world. During her career with Crown she has notched up some considerable achievements.
Amy also has a wealth of experience in the training side of the industry having served prior to her career with Crown, as Strategy & Business Development Manager for respected accrediting body, RTITB, and she helped to identify some of the industry’s future talent as Sales and Marketing Manager for Talent in Logistics.
She has a First Class BA Honours Degree in Marketing Management and since 2016 has been an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Andy Cartwright, Mentor FLT
Following a military career serving with the British Army in the Royal Corps of Signals, Andy has worked as a forklift truck and access equipment instructor and training manager for employers and manufacturers (including Safeway, Sainsburys and JLG) – instructing delegates on their use around the globe. Andy is the current Chairman of AITT and sits on the Standards Committee, the AITT Council as well as a Registered AITT Instructor and having spent 2 years on IPAF’s International Training Committee, he is well-respected in the industry and has more than 30 years’ practical experience.
In his current role, Andy, a Chartered Member of IOSH, a Member of the Institute of Industrial Accident Investigators as well as a Fellow Member of the International Institute of Risk Safety Managers and an instructor examiner and senior instructor for IPAF, writes and designs courses across a range of workplace transport equipment – for managers, operators, colleagues, and various accrediting bodies.
Andy along with the AITT’s MD represents AITT on the Accrediting Bodies Association looking at the standardisation of testing standards.In addition, Andy advises on updates and legislative changes and works closely with customers to solve problems and identify training solutions and has been used by the HSE as an expert witness.
Clare Bottle, CEO, UKWA
Clare Bottle FCILT is CEO of the UK Warehousing Association and Vice-Chair of Women in Logistics UK.
Having joined the logistics industry in the 90s she has worked across a number of sectors including chemicals, construction and most recently in food & drink as Associate Director of Warehousing at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. In July 2021, she joined the UKWA, a leading trade association with over 900 members, where she is committed to pursuing economic, social and environmental sustainability.
David Goss, Technical Director, UKMHA
David is the chair of the European Technical Committee for Industrial Truck Safety Standards, CEN/TC150, and UK principle expert on Industrial Trucks at numerous international standards groups.
He is currently Technical Director of the UK Material Handling Association and a Director of Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS).
David holds an MSc from Nottingham University in ‘Surface Design & Engineering’, is a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).
Graham Hughes, National Account Manager, TVH
Graham has over 45 years’ experience in the materials handling industry.
Graham joined TVH in 2003, initially as a used equipment buyer. An Area Sales Manager role quickly followed and after a few years he took onthe role of National Account Manager where he remains in this role today.
Graham is involved in the East Midlands Rugby Union where as a member of the Governance Committee and is also the EMRU Volunteer Coordinator. He recently became part of the Commonwealth Collective carrying out voluntary work at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as part of the Event Services Team.
Laura Nelson, Managing Director, RTITB
Laura has been Managing Director of RTITB since 2015.
She works tirelessly to improve the standard of transport and equipment training across a wide variety of sectors and industries. Laura is a qualified Transport Manager, ISO9001 Lead Auditor and has completed Cranfield University’s Business Growth Program.
Nicky Whittle, Area Sales Manager, Abbey Attachments
Nicky joined Abbey in 2017 and has held technical sales roles in the material handling world since 2007, when she started working for RAVAS (Mobile Weighing) and she set up RAVAS UK. In her current role at Abbey, she leads sales for the South of the UK for Abbey.
She enjoys the rich variety of her work and the opportunities she gets to meet customers, understand their challenges, build relationships and use her product knowledge to help them find the optimum solutions for their needs.
Simon Duddy, Editor, HSS Magazine
Simon Duddy is editor of Handling & Storage Solutions, media partner for the Archies.
He is also conference producer for the Tomorrow’s Warehouse Event.
Stewart Gosling, Sales Director, Red Diamond Distribution Ltd
Stewart started as an Apprentice engineer on Caterpillar Forklifts with Bowmaker Plant and did a 5 year course to HNC level. He then went onto field service engineering before entering into forklift sales as an apprentice, subsequently looking after the Birmingham and Wolverhampton areas.
After doing direct sales for a number for years he became the Caterpillar dealer manager for the UK before becoming a National Accounts Sales Manager for Finning / Briggs looking after accounts such as Travis Perkins, Dunlop, British Aluminium, Ibstock, Dixons Group.
Stewart left Briggs to work directly for Mitsubishi as a UK dealer manager for 2 years, and then started Red Diamond Distribution Ltd as the sole UK importer and distributer of Mitsubishi materials handling equipment of which he has been the Sales Director for 9 years.
Zoe Ferriday, Managing Director, HFT
Zoe has 19 years’ experience of the forklift industry and during which she has worked in most areas of the business; driver training (she has a forklift license), hire, sales and managing a team of engineers.
She has a diploma in Business Management from Worcester University and AAT Level 3 in accounting
Her areas of expertise are in forklift fleet management, managing teams and developing personnel, accounts and quality systems
She has a passion for the apprentice programme for both engineers and business and it has been a proven success at HFT with a quarter of the workforce made up of apprentices past and present.