Palletways announces partnership with national road safety charity

Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has announced it will be partnering with the road safety charity, Brake to deliver education sessions in schools across the UK.

The educational sessions will be delivered by Palletways members and will be focused on improving road safety awareness amongst primary school children. In partnership with Brake, Palletways members will lead sessions on safe and sustainable road use, effective road safety policies and on alternative sustainable transport options aimed at school children.

Brake is a national road safety charity which works with communities and organisations across the UK campaigning to end road deaths and injuries. The charity aims to make communities safer through an extensive education programme and offers support to people bereaved and seriously injured in road traffic collisions.

Rob Gittins, Managing Director at Palletways UK, said: “Safety is at the heart of our business and this is a fantastic opportunity for our members to share their experiences and best practice with primary school children across the UK. Brake plays an essential role in improving road safety in the UK and supporting victims of road traffic collisions and we are delighted to become an official corporate partner. I am very much looking forward to this partnership developing over the coming year and for Palletways to continue to have a real impact within local communities.”

Simon Park, Managing Director at Kidds Transport, a Palletways member said: “We are really excited to get involved with Palletways’ and Brake’s educational sessions. It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to engage with local schools and give something back. I very much look forward to sharing our success stories with the local community in the next few months.”

Michael Bristow, Senior Corporate Fundraising Officer at Brake said, “Brake is pleased to welcome Palletways on board as charity partners. Through conversations we’ve had, it’s clear that there is a real passion and commitment from the team at Palletways to spread their safety culture into the communities they operate within. We are looking forward to supporting the development of their school’s programme and hope that this is the start of a long and successful relationship.”

Kidds Transport is one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of Palletways’ UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, famed for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.