The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced that its chairman, John Maguire, will continue in his post for an extra year.
Traditionally, the chairman of UKWA has served in the role for a period of two years and John, who took up the position in July 2011, was due to hand over the reins this summer. However, he will now continue until July 2014.
“The Association is seeking a period of continuity and we are delighted that John has agreed to continue the excellent work he has started for another 12 months,” said UKWA chief executive officer, Roger Williams.
John Maguire, who is sales and marketing director of the articulated forklift truck specialist, Flexi Narrow Aisle Ltd, commented: “I am very happy to be committing to my role with UKWA for another year. We believe the Association is entering an exciting phase in its development and I am pleased to be playing a part in the evolution of an organisation with such a long and proud tradition.”
About The United Kingdom Warehousing Association
With over 600 member companies, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is the UK’s only trade association dedicated to serving the vitally important warehousing and logistics sector. Established in 1944, the Association’s members control nearly 100 million square feet of warehousing space from nearly 1300 locations across the UK. Although originally established as a trade body for the third party warehousing sector, the Association now embraces all companies that operate a warehousing or distribution facility. Membership is not restricted to those companies based within the borders of the United Kingdom.