Denise Beedell is FTA’s Policy Manager for Vans and Urban, a role that seeks to address the growing number of policy issues emerging from local and central Government likely to affect van users and operators. She helps to deliver the FTA’s urban logistics policy agenda, in particular proactively leading FTA’s policy work on vans, working across the Association to establish and manage services for van operators and users, including publications, information services and discussion forums in connection with policy and regulatory issues. Denise joined the FTA from the Federation of Small Businesses, where she was Development Manager for Greater London and led on policy for Transport, Environment and Crime in the capital.
Robin Billsjö is working as urban freight strategist at the City of Stockholm Transport department. His focus is to acknowledge freight as a separate transport mode and raise the general awareness of the importance for sustainable freight solutions within the city. In his work, he regularly interacts with a wide range of external stakeholders in developing new and innovative solutions to secure accessibility for freight whilst reducing its negative impacts on the climate as well as the local environment. Upscaling of off hour distribution, improved e-commerce deliveries and an increased use of inland waterways are examples of ongoing projects. Robin has previous experience working within the transport field for both private and public organizations.
Samuel McGuirk is the UK Head of Operations at Ontruck where he has joined to build out the operations function and create an unrivalled customer service for its clients. He works closely with Ontruck’s engineering department to build innovative market platforms for the last mile logistics industry.
Prior to Ontruck, Samuel was the Senior Manager at Just Eat where he led a Global Operations function, managing teams across Italy, France, Ireland, Canada and Spain. His mission here was to deliver unrivalled restaurant experience to a 60,000 global estate. Samuel is also completing an MBA in Strategic Leadership at the University of Portsmouth.
Bridget is an industrial property specialist. She is a chartered surveyor and a director in the Savills industrial and Logistics team with a focus on urban logistics and industrial intensification in London and the South East. She advises occupiers, developers, funds and property companies on acquisitions, disposals, development and other issues relating to their exposure and investment in the industrial property market. She is a thought-leader in the co-existence of logistics and other uses including residential. She is working with residential property developers to ensure the quality of logistics property built as part of their new mixed use schemes is fit for purpose.
After starting his career at Transport for London on projects such as the Bakerloo Line Extension and the Bus Priority Delivery Portfolio, Tom joined the City of London Corporation in 2016 as their Senior Strategic Transportation Officer. Since, he has been the strategic lead for freight, road danger reduction and Vision Zero. As well working in the project team for the City’s radical 25-year Transport Strategy, Tom leads on projects to reduce the impact of freight vehicles in the Square Mile, including delivering last mile logistics hubs, retiming schemes and increasing the uptake in use of consolidation centres by City occupiers and developers.
David joined Tevva in 2016 and was handed the task of bringing the ground-breaking Tevva eTruck and its related technologies to market in the UK and across Europe.
Over the course of the last 20 years, David has held a broad range of sales and marketing roles, particularly in the logistics sector and is now in charge of setting Tevva’s marketing strategy and executing it.
In his three years at the company, he has been central to the development of the prototype eTruck, as well as its real-world testing, having driven a prototype all the way from Leeds to Tevva’s HQ in Chelmsford, Essex without stopping for a charge.
David has an MBA from Durham Business School.