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Showcase Sector: Logistics & Supply Chain

Economic productivity in the UK’s logistics sector in 2015 was estimated at £100bn. The rate of employment growth in this sector is 7%, exceeding national growth at 3% and this is expected to rise significantly by 2035. Given our area’s strategic location, we have several nationally important distribution centres including Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, Magna Park, Midlands logistics Park, alongside proposals for four new rail freight hubs. The sector is modernising and employing new technologies to meet rising demand and supply challenges. This is increasing demand for skilled employees in electrical and mechanical engineering, IT and analytics. Access to a skilled workforce, as well as appropriate employment land and transport infrastructure is critical to the success of the logistics sector.

Logistics Sector Group

The Logistics group focuses on identifying challenges faced by large and small logistics businesses and the interventions needed to overcome them, focusing specifically on higher skills for the sector.

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Economic Plan

For further details about the South East Midlands’ logistics sector strengths, go to Chapter 3: Growing Business section of the Strategic Economic Plan.

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