Celebrating the success of CRP’s Courier Fair

26th February 2024 / Posted by Sarah Meertens

It’s been nearly three weeks since the CRP Courier Fair, and we’ve received lots of great feedback from the zero emission couriers in attendance, and London’s local authorities, Business Improvement Districts and strategic agencies.  

The Courier Fair, held at the University of Westminster, provided an informal forum for couriers and local authority, BID and strategic agency officers, to share opportunities to collaborate, partner, discuss vacant or underutilised industrial land, and explore policy and planning support. 

The event was made possible through Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL), a Defra-funded project led by Westminster City Council in collaboration with 26 project partners which aims to minimise the impact of freight on noise, air quality, traffic and pavement space in London. 

City of London’s Councillor Mary Durcan who opened the event said: 

“I’d like to thank Cross River Partnership for setting up this Courier Fair, bringing together logistics operators big and small in London with those in local authorities, business improvement districts and strategic agencies to support each other to help make logistics more sustainable, efficient and collaborative. These issues can’t be solved by any one organisation alone. It needs all of us in this room to come together.” 

Thank you to everyone who attended. We are thrilled about the new relationships, collaborations and ideas fostered by the fair! 

For more information, read the full press release.

Read our post-event resource document here which includes CRP’s Smarter Greener Logistics workstreams and previous case studies on freight and air quality.

For any queries, please contact CRP Project Officer Sarah Meertens sarahmeertens@crossriverpartnership.org