Development Den at National Lorry Week

25th – 31st October was #NationalLorryWeek.

National Lorry Week highlights the vital and often-overlooked role that the logistics industry plays in our lives every day. The week aims to encourage the younger generation to consider a role in the industry.

More than ever, the NLW campaign is crucially important, as the UK currently has an estimated shortfall of 100,000 HGV drivers, which has contributed to the troublesome fuel shortages and lack of food supplies we’ve been seeing in recent months.

This campaign holds special relevance to the CS Ellis group as each of our companies relies on the logistics industry in order to run their operations smoothly. With the combined strengths of: the CS Ellis fleet, the warehousing and fulfilment expertise of Pacwolf, and the roadshow unit specialism of Versatile, the CS Ellis group are proud to have been a staple in the industry for over 80 years. We’re committed to ensuring the future of logistics is bright.

To support the campaign, the group have been in Peterborough to mark the occasion. In tow: our Development Den.

The Development Den was created as an internal resource for the CS Ellis Group. Expertly assembled by Versatile Venues, the Den is a mobile unit with a space that’s perfectly equipped for training.

The aim is for the Den to be used as a breakout, flexible learning area; a dedicated facility for our apprentices across the Group.

By investing in our young workers, we’re hoping to establish a supportive environment for learning and personal development. We’re determined to combat misconceptions about careers in logistics – many don’t realise that the industry’s worth £124 billion to the UK economy with 2.5 million staff.

We have a number of current apprenticeship opportunities across the Group. For more info contact

If you’re keen to find out more about the campaign or would like to discuss a career in the logistics industry, get in touch with our team – we’d love to hear from you!