Day One - Tuesday 16 March 2021
14:30 Brexit update for retailers
Arron Nicholson, AIS
Rob Rawry, Rohlig
AIS Imports Manager, Arron Nicholson, and Rob Rawry from Rohlig Logistics, will outline their understanding of the impact Brexit has had so far on the logistical process of moving goods from the EU to the UK, and from the UK to Ireland. He will briefly suggest what suppliers and retailers should have in place to be able to successfully trade with one another under the new terms of the UK/EU commercial agreement and also outline other non-logistical changes that will continue to change the business landscape for the next few months.
Arron has spent all of his working life within retail, the majority of that time with John Lewis where he began in selling management roles before becoming the General Manager for the John Lewis Returns Centre, based in Solihull, which he captions as a ‘fascinating blend of retail, logistics and contract management’. During his time within John Lewis logistics Arron also managed the Home delivery fleet for the West Midlands and prior to joining AIS, Arron was the Head of Logistics for Connect Distribution.
“My role at AIS is very different to anything I’ve done previously and offers lots of diversity. Understanding the implications of legislative changes associated with Brexit and the Covid pandemic has kept me very busy for the last 18 months – and there’s still lots to learn!”
UK National Sales Manager for Rohlig Logistics
Rob has worked within logistics for 25 years, from courier (TNT) for ten years, and 15 years within freight forwarding & supply chain. He has worked for Rohlig for five years and has been an integral part of the Rohlig logistics UK development which has seen double digit growth in volumes and revenue. Previously to working for Rohlig Logistics Rob worked for Kuehne + Nagel on several trade lane specialist roles within the sea freight sector for ten years