Chalkwell’s CILT milestones
Sittingbourne based Chalkwell has celebrated two milestones recently. The first is joining Busmark, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT’s) benchmarking group for the bus and coach sector. At the same time, Chalkwell’s MD, Clive Eglinton and his son Roland, Commercial Director, have been appointed as Chartered Fellows of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. The company has been associated with CILT for more than half a century with Clive joining as a member in 1963. The company’s Operations Manager, Andy Bates, was appointed as a Chartered Member of CILT in October 2013 further strengthening the Chalkwell management team’s involvement with the Institute.
Clive Eglinton said, ‘For me it has been a great privilege to be a member of CILT for over 50 years having been encouraged to join when I started in the bus industry on leaving school. I greatly welcome the development of Busmark as a very positive move by the Institute on behalf of the bus and coach industry. I am delighted that Chalkwell has the opportunity to join and be in the company of other leading and innovative bus and coach businesses. We are looking forward to sharing best practices and working alongside other companies to help improve the industry across the UK and beyond. The sharing of knowledge and ideas with other respected firms will prove invaluable to our company’s continuing development.’