Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Princess Royal set for FTA’s 125th anniversary

The Princess Royal is to be guest of honour at a special event to mark the Freight Transport Association’s 125th anniversary.

The evening will take place on 18 June at the Mansion House London. The location has been chosen as it is where in1889 Sir James Whitehead, Lord Mayor of London, first brought FTA’s forebears together under the banner of the Mansion House Association on Railway Rates.

The Association has been supporting the interests of the transport industry ever since, undergoing many changes to become the recognised face of the freight transport industry today.

Theo de Pencier, FTA chief executive, said: “It is a great honour for us to be joined on this special occasion by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, who continues to give the transport industry and Transaid so much of her time, support and encouragement.

“We very much look forward to celebrating FTA’s 125 years as the voice of the transport industry at the Mansion House, which is such an important place in FTA’s history.”