Woodall Transport Group Announces Partnership with Birmingham-based Charity BITA Pathways

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Dynamic Midlands based logistics solutions provider Woodall Transport Group has announced that they are working in partnership with BITA Pathways who for 50 years have been helping adults across Birmingham with mental ill health issues on their pathway to education, volunteering & employment.

The two organisations met at a Birmingham Chamber of Commerce event earlier this year and following a visit to BITA and learning about the work that BITA Pathways does in the community Woodall Transport Group seized the opportunity to work with them. Woodall Transport Group will be promoting one of BITA’s Social Enterprises, Production Assembly Services, to their vast network of customers throughout the entire Midlands region.

Woodall Transport Group has always been a business with a strong desire to support the local community. For over 70 years, long before the phrase Corporate Social Responsibility was introduced, Woodall Transport Group has been involved in supporting local initiatives, sporting groups and charities. From humble beginnings in the 1930’s Woodall Transport Group has evolved from a transport only business into a provider of intelligent logistics solutions, delivering a wide range of logistics services to blue-chip organisations and is the largest business in their national pallet network. This partnership is the latest example of Woodall Transport Group supporting social value in business.

BITA Pathways provides a range of support services for adults experiencing & recovering from mental ill health. The charity helps people by promoting personal growth and skills development on a pathway to employment. Production Assembly Services is one of their Social Enterprises, providing work experience and offering capacity management solutions to businesses specialising in packaging, assembly and hand fulfilment.

Luke Coad, who works in Business Development at BITA Pathways said “The West Midlands has always been one of the manufacturing heartlands of the UK, however like the UK as a whole, the region is more and more shifting into a service economy. As a result it is becoming harder to find local businesses who actually have a tangible product that needs assembling or packaging. Thanks to the generosity of Woodall Transport Group and their team, we are able to use their connections through their pallet network to boost our profile and make lots of businesses aware of the solution we can provide them”.

Richard Woodall, Managing Director of Woodall Transport Group commented “We can add a real cash benefit to BITA because we will be promoting their Production Assembly Services on every pallet that comes through our business to hundreds of other businesses free of charge. We have also appointed a designated contact person here in our business who will take initial enquiries from our customers before passing their enquiry on to BITA and we are delighted to do this for such a well-established local charity working to help people with mental illness. We hope that this will not only promote what they do but will also lead to new assignments for their Production Assembly Services.”