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Partnerships / Trade Bodies

How to Logistics

How to Logistics
Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted have collaborated on a Logistics and supply chain toolkit. This has over 100 tools and guides including warehouse and transport audits, step by step guides, calculations, formulas and a comprehensive list of logistics related key performance indicators.

Explosive Learning Solutions

Explosive Learning Solutions
Explosive Learning Solutions Limited is an Oxford-based training company with unrivalled knowledge and experience in the project, change, training design and risk management fields. They provide a number of specialist training packages to a variety of customers both in the UK and worldwide both in the public and private sector.


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the professional body for everyone in logistics, passenger transport, transport planning and related industries and is dedicated to supporting, developing and representing all specialisms at all stages of career development.

Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted are fellows of the CILT and David Cairns is a member of the CILT.

Gwynne Richards currently runs a CILT accredited Warehouse Management course.

Road Haulage Association

RHA - Road Haulage Association
The Road Haulage Association (The RHA) is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators.

It is the voice of the road haulage profession, a champion of its interests and a respected partner to the broader logistics community.

Gwynne Richards produces the annual cost tables on their behalf.

Institute of Consulting

The Institute of Consulting is the professional body for all consultants and business advisers. It is designed to raise standards of professional practice in support of better business performance.

Gwynne Richards is a member of IoC.

Food Storage and Distribution Federation

Apprise Consulting Ltd is an Associate Member of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation.

The FSDF is the sole UK trade body that focuses on representing and supporting the interests of the entire food and drink logistics industry.

The Federation exists to provide the organisational and functional structure for companies involved in or associated with the UK food and drink storage and distribution industry to join together and address issues of common interest.


The UKWA is an Association which represents nearly 700 member companies who, between them, operate around 100 million sq ft of warehouse and distribution centre space from some 2000 locations across the UK. Apprise Consulting is an Associate member of the UKWA.

Gwynne Richards is a member of UKWA.

Academy Of Experts

Academy Of Experts
TAE provides accreditation of Expert Witnesses and a comprehensive range of training courses to enable members and others to develop their expert skills.

TAE is also a training and accreditation body for ADR Neutrals, including Mediators, Conciliators and Expert Determiners.

Gwynne Richards is a Practicing Associate of the Academy of Experts.

Kogan Page

Kogan Page
Gwynne Richards has had two books published by Kogan Page – Warehouse Management which is in its third edition and The Logistics and Supply Chain Toolkit which is in its second edition. He has also contributed a chapter to a book on E-commerce edited by Cardiff University.

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

Informa and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
Gwynne Richards and Susan Grinsted have produced an online Warehouse and Inventory Management course for LMA. Gwynne is also a judge for Informa’s SHD Awards.

Warehousing Education and Research Council

Warehousing Education and Research Council
Gwynne Richards is also a member of WERC - WERC exists to lead the warehousing industry, advance warehousing science and develop competitive advantage for both individuals and corporations.

WERC helps its members and their companies to succeed by creating unparalleled learning experiences, networking opportunities and access to research-driven industry information.