UNICARRIERS BACKS TRANSAID AS NEW CORPORATE MEMBER

6 May 2016

Materials handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers has become the latest member of the transport and logistics industry to pledge its support to Transaid as a corporate sponsor.

The manufacturer will help bolster the international development charity’s lifesaving work in Africa, which includes professional driver training and maternal health programmes, through annual membership contributions. With these vital unrestricted funds, Transaid can test and implement new projects, aimed at helping even more people benefit from improved access to healthcare and livelihoods.

Mark Gibb, Managing Director, UniCarriers, says: “Transaid is an incredible organisation and we’re thrilled to be able to lend our support to such a worthwhile cause, and in particular to the charity’s road safety and professional training projects.

“Improving standards of transport systems in the developing world should be seen as the responsibility of those in the UK sector and we’re looking forward to helping to champion this movement.”

As part of the corporate membership, UniCarriers’ employees have the opportunity to participate in Transaid’s cycle challenges, host their own fundraising initiatives or become directly involved in the charity’s work on secondment to one of its projects. In donating their time and sharing their hard-earned knowledge, UniCarriers’ employees will be able to make a real difference, whilst benefiting from an enriching hands-on experience.

Gary Forster, CEO of Transaid, says: “Our corporate supporters are the cornerstone of our operations. With their dedication and support – both monetary and by sharing their collective industry expertise – we are able to expand our projects to a greater number of areas and to improve even more lives.”

The UniCarriers Group was formed in 2011, merging the brands of Atlet, Nissan Forklift and TCM. Drawing on industry experience that goes back to 1949, the group manufactures and supplies materials handling equipment in more than 100 countries and has upwards of 5,000 employees worldwide.

For more information and to find out how you can support the charity visit www.transaid.org .

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Note to Editor :

Transaid (www.transaid.org) is an international development organisation that aims to improve people’s quality of life in the developing world by making transport more available and affordable. It was founded by Save the Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and works by sharing skills and knowledge with local people to enable them to put in place and manage efficient transport systems.

Transaid’s core work includes creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers.  It also assists with teaching preventive vehicle maintenance management and introducing local, low cost transport solutions including its innovative bicycle ambulance. Transaid also helps promote road safety awareness and shares its specialist knowledge with the humanitarian aid sector.

Transaid enjoys strong backing from the transport and logistics industry and the active involvement of its patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

For further press information:

Aggie Krasnolucka-Hickman at Transaid +44 (0)20 7387 8136

Beth Laws or James Keeler at Garnett Keeler +44 (0)20 8647 4467, or by email to beth.laws@garnettkeeler.com or james.keeler@garnettkeeler.com

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About Transaid

Transaid (www.transaid.org) is an international development organisation that aims to improve people’s quality of life in the developing world by making transport more available and affordable. It was founded by Save the Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and works by sharing skills and knowledge with local people to enable them to put in place and manage efficient transport systems.

Transaid’s core work includes creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers. It also assists with teaching preventive vehicle maintenance management and introducing local, low cost transport solutions including its innovative bicycle ambulance. Transaid also helps promote road safety awareness and shares its specialist knowledge with the humanitarian aid sector.

Transaid enjoys strong backing from the transport and logistics industry and the active involvement of its patron, HRH The Princess Royal.


Contacts

Rebecca Gleave, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
rebecca.gleave@garnettkeeler.com
Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising
florence@transaid.org
Transaid
137 Euston Road
London
NW1 2AA


+44 (0)20 7387 8136
info@transaid.org
http://www.transaid.org