FTA has reached the 18,000 members milestone with its signing of Thomas Ridley & Son.
The UK logistics company has members from the road, rail sea and air industries, and operates as one voice to speak to the Government on behalf of the whole sector.
Thomas Ridley & Son act as a wholesaler to the foodservice industry, offering online food options for its customers.
David Wells, CEO of FTA, said: “We are so thrilled to have Thomas Ridley & Son join us as our latest member and look forward to building a long-lasting working relationship with them.
“The entire logistics sector is currently facing some of its toughest challenges yet with issues such as Brexit, skills shortages and environmental pressure. It has always been the view of the FTA that UK PLC needs an organisation that can speak with one strong voice to the government and media.
“By signing our 18,000th member, we are cementing our reputation as the leading organisation representing multi-modal logistics that can do just that.”
FTA also provides its members with the tools to keep their operations safe and compliant, and run its very own award ceremony to celebrate logistic achievements.
With the making, selling and moving of goods having an impact on more than seven million people, FTA plays a vital role to keep Britain trading.
Its latest member will continue its trading of multi-temperature food delivery, with customers from social clubs to pubs, restaurants, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, colleges, leisure facilities, county councils, local authorities, garden centres and contract caterers
Jon Noble, member relations manager at FTA, said: “We are thrilled to be joining FTA as their 18,000th member and to be a part of such a huge milestone in FTA history.
“We feel its vast experience across its 130-year history will prove invaluable in ensuring we are compliant with regulations and providing the best possible service to our customers.
“With so much uncertainty currently in the logistics sector, we are looking forward to having the opportunity to be consulted, provide feedback and be represented within government.”