New product round-up for the transport industry

Here is a quick round-up of some of the new and innovative products we have heard about in the last couple of months which could help the transport sector. 

Please note: this is NOT a recommendation or product endorsement. This is just to bring these products to the attention of a wider audience. 

Online Transport Manager's CPC launched by NTP

This product costs £750 and was recently launched by NTP; it is a genuine online course not just a home study pack.

Lifelite: LED lighting to help protect Vulnerable Road Users

The Lifelite is a LED lighting activated by an indicator down the side of a trailer to alert vulnerable road users that a vehicle is preparing to turn. If you're involved with urban driving this may well be of specific interest.

The patented Lifelite design comprises of LED strip-lighting housed in a transparent protective casing that, when attached to the side/rear of a vehicle allows the activation of the vehicles indicator light to be extended along the length of the vehicle, this has the benefit of both alerting any other road user to the danger of the manoeuvering vehicle and illuminating the road user, reducing blind spot risk.

Kick Stops: Cargo Restraint device for enclosed trailers

KICK STOPS™ cargo restraint device works to secure your pallets inside your container by road, by sea or by rail. Its design is rugged and easy-to-use. Simply place the device next to the pallet you need secured, ensuring the teeth are facing the floor and the pallet, then kick and step into place. To fully restrain the movement of the pallet in both directions, use a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th KICK STOPS™ cargo restraint device along the adjoining/opposite sides and repeat the process. Once both are installed, the pallet will no longer slide in either direction, - the manufacturers state that this will keep your cargo safe and minimise damage.  There is a video demonstrating how this works here. NB this is not suitable for all load types and does not enclose the pallet but is new to the UK market and may be suitable for certain clients. 


Labyrinth co-directors recognised as two of Top 100 UK Logistics influencers


Jo Godsmark, one of Labyrinth’s two co-directors has joined Ruth Waring, Labyrinth’s MD, in the ranks of the SHD Logistics 100 which recognises the most influential movers and shakers in the UK Logistics industry.

This is an amazing achievement for Labyrinth showing how influential the company has become in the industry – with only one other (large) UK company having two people recognised on the Logistics 100 list.  It is a testament to Labyrinth’s strength as a consultancy demonstrating the industry wide recognition of our logistics business expertise and leadership combined with our years of on the ground experience in the industry.

Jo has been recognised for her notable achievements in the industry:  her leadership as Chair of the CILT Outsourcing and Procurement Forum – bringing large numbers of suppliers and buyers together to share knowledge and form consensus on best practice; her vision in seeing the opportunity to transform logistics compliance through software application SilkThread® and her energetic and heartfelt work as Chair of the board of Trustees of Transaid the logistics industry charity.

Ruth Waring Labyrinth’s MD was recognised on the inaugural CILT Logistics 100 List and is again named this year in recognition of her continuing contribution to the industry.  Ruth is known across the industry as an expert on logistics process improvement, compliance and health & safety, as co-creator of SilkThread® multi award winning compliance management software and as founder of Women in Logistics UK.

Jo said, “It means a lot to be recognised as part of such an influential and high achieving group of people in the industry.  I am passionate about working to improve industry standards through industry forums like the CILT Outsourcing and Procurement group and through increasing use of digital technology like SilkThread® to demystify complex areas and put knowledge and status information into the hands of people doing the work and the people accountable for the results. It’s an exciting time to be working in logistics and it’s an honour to have been recognised in this way.”

The Logistics 100 is an annual list of the UK logistics industry’s most influential professionals.  It is selected by a panel of industry experts based on factors such as delivering operational strength, driving change in the industry, positively influencing others and demonstrating visionary ideas for the sector.

The full list can be found here:



Awards cabinet overflowing as Labyrinth MD wins another award

Labyrinth MD Ruth Waring added to her awards haul at the Pride of Warwick awards on 30th June when she was named "Business Person of the Year" 2017. The glittering awards ceremony, held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, attracted many local business leaders and civic contributors to the local district. Ruth said "I am thrilled to be representing Labyrinth with this award and would like to thanks the whole team, in particular my business partner Jo Godsmark, who have helped make this possible".

Ruth is also the current Leamington Business Awards Business Person of the Year.