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PD Ports Wins Prestigious People Development Award

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PD Ports Group Chief Executive David Robinson (centre) accepts the People Development Award from CILT President Graham Inglis (left) and Managing Director & President of GKN Freight ServicesJohn M Gillam (right)

The PD Ports Group is delighted to announce it has won the prestigious Development of People award from leading transport industry organisation the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).  

The ports and logistics company was announced as the winner of the award at a glittering ceremony held at the Hotel Grosvenor Square in London on 18 October.   The award was presented to David Robinson, Chief Executive of PD Ports Group, by Managing Director & President of GKN Freight ServicesJohn M Gillam.   Mr Robinson said: “To win this prestigious award is a real honour. We pride ourselves on our Group wide training and development programmes, so are delighted that our efforts are being recognised by such a well respected organisation.  

“The programmes we have implemented over the last few years are designed to provide employment opportunities to the Teesside community, give everyone in the organisation the opportunity to develop and progress within the company and ensure our team have the tools they need to offer our customers the industry leading services they require.

“PD Ports will continue to invest in its people to develop an industry leading team across its business platform to develop not only on Teesside but across its operational bases in the UK.”   Judges said: “PD Ports has a variety of bespoke training and development interventions in order to ensure its workforce is equipped to provide a first-class service to customers.”   In the past 10 years, PD Ports has invested over £4 million in training and development programmes, including apprenticeship, graduate, H&S and back to work schemes.   Currently, 926 of 1250 employees working for PD Ports are undertaking some form of training and development, this equates to 74% of PD Ports current workforce.

About PD Ports  

PD Ports is a multi award winning ports and logistics business delivering solutions to improve supply chains. Based in the north of England, PD Ports operates from locations at many key UK ports and logistics centres.

PD Ports owns and operates one of the largest UK ports, Teesport. It handles over 35M tonnes each year and has increased container volumes by more than 40% in the past five years. It has been developed to become the northern gateway for container traffic, handling over 420, 000 TEU last year, and is positioned for further significant growth.

All port operations are backed by a comprehensive logistics network through PD Logistics, which is part of the PD Ports Group.

PD Ports is owned by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $150 billion in assets under management. It has over a 100 year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has $19 billion of assets in infrastructure, which includes its port related interests. Brookfield’s investment in PD Ports represents its first foray into the ports business with a view to expanding this portfolio.

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