2nd March 2023
The Future of Commercial Vehicles

Silverstone Technology Cluster

Join us for our first Future Mobility event for 2023.

We have great pleasure in announcing two of the speakers for our first event in the Future Mobility Special Interest Group (SIG) series.

This hybrid event will be held both online and in person at the Silverstone Park Innovation Centre, and will delve into the impact of future mobility on commercial vehicles.

Offering useful insights into the latest developments in logistics and transport, we’ll also get valuable intel on how technological innovations within the commercial vehicle sector are changing the landscape.

Speaking on the day will be:

  • John Henderson (Director, Sara Penrose Ltd)

I started on the traffic planning desk at Turners (Soham) Ltd in 1997, and most recently was Commercial Director at Culina Logistics. My role focusing on understanding what customers want and providing profitable and reliable solutions. Clients included Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado and Brakes. During my 25 years’ experience I have worked for 2 years in behavioural change consultancy, on behalf of the Department for Transport logistics team. I was also poacher turned game keeper, working for electronics and healthcare manufacturing companies managing their logistics.

I became interested in the business objective of quality and in particular the extent to which a product satisfies requirements. My experience showed me that too often a lack of asking customers the right questions about what they want, matching the answers with capabilities of the business and establishing the controls and standard to manage were absent. Leading to a loss of sales, customers and brand reputation. Therefore, with my wife Sara I established Sara Penrose Ltd in 2018 to train, apply and embed the skills behind this key business objective within companies teams to raise performance and profits.

My career choices are built on a lifelong love of all things lorries. I am therefore delighted to share in his passion and look at where future trends might take the industry.

  • Grahame Neagus (Head of LCV and Municipal for UK & Ireland at Renault Trucks UK)

I have been in the industry since 1984, covering a variety of roles within the Truck and Van sales arena in UK, Europe and USA. Starting with Seddon Atkinson I progressed onto Foden Trucks and the Paccar Inc, Lex Autolease before joining Renault Trucks to head up the Light Commercial Division for the UK & Ireland.

Having spent over 38 years in the industry and across both the HGV and LCV sectors, I have a wealth of knowledge and passionate experience which now encompasses the transition into electromobility and other alternative fuels as we move into a cleaner and fossil free future.

This event will include a number of presentations from leading businesses in the transport and mobility industry and a panel discussion.

More speakers and further details to follow.

You can book your ticket HERE.

Timings:  9.00am – 1:00pm

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