The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has seen a successful launch for its new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network.

Aimed at supporting individuals who have recently joined the logistics sector the event, which was co-hosted with Outsource (part of the Seetec Group), was perfectly timed to link with the 12th National Apprenticeship Week, which concluded last Friday.

“The turnout for the launch event was excellent and the participants seemed genuinely keen to have the opportunity to network with their peers and learn from industry professionals,” commented Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s Training Development Manager.

Nichola Hay, Director Outsource, added: “Outsource is supporting BIFA to make these events happen. This is a major step forward for the industry in developing its future freight forwarding ambassadors and leaders. Through these networks, young people will improve their knowledge of the sector, trends, as well as build their skill set and learn from others.”