Motor Transport Jobs

Winner - Best Transport and Logistics Recruitment Provider


Motor Transport Jobs – ‘Winner’ – Best Transport and Logistics Recruitment Provider

Given the challenges of recruitment in the logistics and transport sector, and the demand to increase exporting and importing within the UK, we felt that Motor Transport Jobs (and Logistics Job Shop) are taking immense strives in digitalising the sector and providing detailed information and databases of drivers within the haulage sector. That’s why we awarded David Coombes from Motor Transport Jobs as winners for the Best Transport and Logistics Recruitment Provider at the Trade Finance Global Recruitment Awards for Excellence.


In 10 words or less, what does Motor Transport Jobs do?

A niche online resourcing platform for the distribution industry

Where do you see transport and logistics recruitment in the next 3 years, and what do you see as the main global trends in the sector?

The industry has significant challenges around skills gaps and labour shortages, particularly in regard to LGV drivers

Therefore recruitment in this industry will continue to be demanding with a need to innovate around new ways of attracting and retaining talent

What is changing in the transport and logistics market?

There is a lot of M&A activity with the need to leverage critical mass and create pan European and global service offerings

We are very pleased to receive this award from TFG
It vindicates our belief in the need to focus our recruitment activity using a digital platform to support the recruitment challenges that the transport and logistics industry faces.

David Coombes
Managing Director, Motor Transport Jobs, part of Logistics Job Shop Ltd

What is the strategic focus of Motor Transport Jobs in the short to medium term? (1-5 years)

To continue to offer a high quality and cost effective online recruitment service

Look to build other niche related resourcing platforms and work with the industry PMOs in providing talent pools to address the increasing skills challenges

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About the Author


Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA, ICISA and BAFT.

Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.

In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

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