Telematics and transport technology company Microlise has today renewed its support for international transport development charity Transaid for three years at the Microlise Transport Conference.
A Corporate Partner of Transaid for three years already, Microlise was the first telematics specialist to lend its support to the charity when the original agreement began in 2015.
Now, alongside financial contributions, Microlise will continue to use its telematics and transport management expertise to support Transaid projects, with its staff also leading fundraising activities.
In September, Microlise will be putting the biggest ever team forward for Transaid’s headline fundraising event for 2018 – Cycle Zambia. The challenge will see more than 40 riders in total, eight from Microlise, testing their limits over a gruelling 490km cycle route over five days and raising in excess of £160k in total.
Transaid CEO Caroline Barber said: “It’s great that Microlise has reaffirmed its commitment to Transaid for the next three years. We have an excellent working relationship with the team and the support Microlise has provided over the last three years has been invaluable.
“Partnerships with companies operating in the European transport and logistics sector are essential for us to be able to effectively carry out our work addressing transport challenges in developing countries.”
Founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Transaid has been transforming lives through safe, available and sustainable transport for more than 25 years in 23 countries.
In 2015 Transaid presented on the main stage at the Microlise Transport Conference, Europe’s largest road transport conference; and Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, delivered also delivered a special keynote presentation in 2016 in front of more than 1,000 transport professionals.
Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer of Microlise, said: “Safety in transport is a topic that is really important to us. Conditions in developing countries are often not where they could be and we think it is important to affect change. The best way to go about that is through support for Transaid, whose interventions make a real difference.
“We’ve seen first-hand the excellent work being undertaken by Transaid and are pleased to extend our support for a further three years. In addition, I know our team of cyclists are making excellent progress towards their target to raise more than £30k as part of the Cycle Zambia challenge taking place this September.”
Transaid also hosted a stand at the Microlise Transport Conference exhibition, this year kindly donated by silver sponsor Vodafone. Learn more about the charity at the stand or by visiting www.transaid.org.
Microlise telematics, journey management and proof of delivery solutions help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. For more information, please visit https://www.microlise.com/ or follow us on Twitter – @microlise.
Transaid is an international development charity (registered charity number: 1072105) that identifies, champions, implements and shares local transport solutions which improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for poor people in developing countries.
Through combining the expertise of the UK Transport and Logistics industry with our experience in international development, we partner with local community organisations, governments, institutions and donors to achieve our aims. This collaborative approach enables Transaid to provide innovative solutions to some of the key challenges facing transport and development today.
Transaid was founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and our Patron is HRH The Princess Royal. For more information, visit www.transaid.org.