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People-first approach wins award for PD Ports

[ November 23, 2022   //   ]

North-East based PD Ports has been recognised at the International Bulk Journal awards for demonstrating an industry-leading approach to people development.

The event, which has been on hiatus since 2019 took place at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam on 21 November with companies from across the world shortlisted in 14 categories.

Judges for the People Development award, sponsored by Asia Bulk Logistics, a leading integrated sea logistics and infrastructure solutions provider, were looking for a business that evidenced an improvement in staff training through identifying need and implementing schemes, as well as a business that was demonstrably forward-thinking when investing in its people.

Chief commercial officer, Geoff Lippitt, said: “PD Ports now proudly employs more people than ever before. In fact, during 2021, when uncertainty around job security was still high due to the global pandemic, we created 142 new direct jobs in the Tees Valley alone.

“Not only do we continue to invest in our award-winning training programmes for early careers, but we also want to see every one of our people given the tools to reach their full potential. We now have 19 members of staff, specifically employed within our bulks operations, who are enrolled in further developmental and educational courses which is just fantastic.”