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FORS appoints new concession director

Geraint Davies, newly appointed FORS concession director
Geraint Davies, newly appointed FORS concession director

Geraint Davies brings vast knowledge to new role with Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has appointed Geraint Davies as its new concession director, starting today [3 July]. Mr Davies, who leaves his role as chief operating officer at John Raymond Transport, is already well known in the transport sector, bringing with him a wealth of experience, including senior positions with the RHA and Logistics UK, and a close association with FORS for many years.

He will build upon the work laid down by outgoing concession director Ian Henderson, who’s work on transitioning to the new concessionaire has been pivotal to the ongoing success of FORS, and who also oversaw several initiatives which have significantly enhanced the scheme; chief among them were developing a closer collaboration with various industry stakeholders, enhancing the FORS Professional training portfolio, and implementing the scheme’s ‘future of accreditation’ strategy.

 

A staunch advocate of FORS, Mr Davies (pictured) has most recently presided over the John Raymond Transport fleet as a FORS Gold accredited operator. He was part of the first cohort in 2012 to qualify as a FORS practitioner and has also been a FORS auditor and FORS driver trainer. More widely, he has chaired the Logistics UK Road Freight Council at Westminster and has served on the RHA board of directors. He has also chaired the Wales Road Transport Advisory Group and been vice-chair of the South Wales IRTE / SOE.

With his associations with stakeholders across the transport sector, plus an impressive skill set, Mr Davies is well placed to further build upon the collaborations FORS has shaped over the last 18 months.

‘I am truly passionate about FORS and I’m proud to have supported the scheme since the very beginning,’ he said. ‘Ian Henderson and his team have certainly taken the scheme forward and, with my previously held relationships with industry bodies, I’m intent on building upon that success.

‘FORS is a well-established entity, and I still see huge potential for it to grow further. With a focus on safety, efficiency, and sustainability, I know FORS can bring tangible benefits to operators. In fact, I have first-hand experience of exactly what FORS can deliver.’

Established in 2008, FORS is an international voluntary accreditation scheme that helps improve operators’ performance. Providing one over-arching accreditation process covering all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions, the scheme is open to commercial vehicle operators of all types throughout the UK and Europe.

 

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