Birmingham hosts free operators’ conference

The Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Invergold Associates Ltd is holding Birmingham’s premier Transport Conference on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

The first-ever Birmingham Transport conference being held at Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce venue will be chaired by the Editor of Commercial Motor, Steve Hobson, who will be introducing the keynote speakers at the event.

The conference is being held to bring together operators from the HGV and PSV industries and inform them about matters which can affect the operator’s licence, in light of the latest legislation and regulatory practices. Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands, Nicholas Denton, previously the Traffic Commissioner for the South East of England, will be giving his firsthand view on matters that are being referred to him by the DVSA and how he expects transport operators to work.

Speaking to operators who get things right is a really valuable part of the commissioners’ work. They know that you seek out DVSA guidance and take advice from qualified experts.
But even so, it’s important to get reassurance and guidance from the person who actually issued your licence. And to hear what they’re doing to keep dangerous operators out of the industry.

The commissioners don’t just cover operator licensing matters either. Running a business involves lots of different rules and these don’t all relate to transport.

The DVSA will be represented by Howard Forrester who is Enforcement Delivery Manager from Stafford ,Shropshire, West Midlands, Birmingham Hereford Glos -Borders of Bristol Hereford – will be discussing the issues that face both the enforcement authorities and operators with regard to compliance issues and the areas of greatest concern. Mr Forrester will be also discussing matters relating to the DVSA Earned Recognition which was launched earlier this year.

Carolyn Evans, a specialist Transport Lawyer who has turned from ‘Gamekeeper to Poacher’ having worked for the DVSA as Prosecuting Council, will be telling delegates about the famous ten cases that have formed the Transport Law and its implication at a Public Inquiry.

Wasim Zaffar Councillor head of transport and in the inner cabinet for Birmingham Council will be discussing Clear Air Zones and congestion within the city and how it will have an impact on transport operators.

Martin Parrack of Invergold Associates will be discussing the best practice for operator when setting dealing with their O Licence compliance matters.

Coffee breaks and lunch are provided for delegates. To attend, you must register with [email protected] or


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