We have an exciting year-long programme planned to celebrate 2024 The Year of Warehousing, putting the sector firmly in the spotlight and achieving the recognition we deserve as critical to supply chains, to the UK economy and to the achievement of UK’s net zero goals.

The grand unveiling came at our Autumn House of Lords Luncheon and set spirits soaring.

Year of Warehousing announced at House of Lords Round Table Event in Autumn 2023
Richard Holden MP, Mike Thomas, Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Clare Bottle pledge support to the Year of Warehousing

Warehousing and logistics together contribute £163bn GVA to the UK economy, and our sector is both a major employer and a force for social mobility. Therefore, the Year of Warehousing aims to turn the spotlight onto the million plus people who work in warehousing, and celebrate the role of our sector in national life.

We will be celebrating in style, talking about warehousing more then ever before, driving up industry standards and engaging with our growing community.

We will be running a number of special events to celebrate 2024: The Year of Warehousing.
Watch this space to find out more information.

‘2024: The Year of Warehousing’ will coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Association’s inception in 1944, and will include an ambitious program of 80 site visits across the UK by UKWA CEO Clare Bottle, whose aim is to showcase the high tech, fast-moving working environments inside UK’s warehouses and raise public awareness of the sector.