Alan Firmin

Alan Firmin Ltd is proud to be Kent’s leading provider of road transport, haulage throughout Kent, logistics and distribution services, specialising in palletised transport across the South-East, the UK and into Europe. The company is dedicated to providing a high quality, reliable and timely haulage service to customers. Highly knowledgeable staff, combined with ongoing investment in vehicles, driver training and technology ensure the expertise and resources to provide an unrivalled professional service.


About Alan Firmin Ltd

Alan Firmin joined the RTITB Master Driver Consortium, the largest Driver CPC Consortium in the UK, in 2016. The company is dedicated to delivering the statutory requirements of Driver CPC to ensure LGV drivers are trained to a high standard in a variety of areas and now delivers RTITB Driver CPC Periodic Training both internally, and via the new Skills Hub.


The Challenge

To launch a new Skills Hub for transport and logistics delivering a range of specific transport and logistics courses with a key emphasis on Driver CPC training for organisations in Kent and the South East, while also providing periodic training for LGV drivers employed by Alan Firmin Ltd.

”We decided to launch the Skills Hub in response to the needs of the sector, in terms of upskilling and occupational development, and to futureproof the staffing requirements for the logistics and haulage sector.

We chose to work with RTITB so that we can offer the best quality training - quality and reliability are essential for Alan Firmin whether it’s internal or external training that we’re delivering. RTITB means we can work with just one supplier to meet our own training needs as well as the needs of the Skills Hub.

RTITB is well known within the sector and has a good reputation along with the right type of training courses which will help us bring driver training into the modern age and ensure we can differentiate what we offer.”

Lindsey Clarke, Head of HR and Communications, Alan Firmin Ltd
Benefits for Driver CPC Training at Alan Firmin Ltd
  • Being part of the professionally run RTITB Master Driver Consortium ensures Alan Firmin can benefit from the knowledge, experience and support of other organisations delivering Driver CPC Periodic Training. With the Consortium managed by people qualified as ISO9001 lead auditors, the business is protected from risk at all times
  • Drivers can be trained without PowerPoint by using the high-quality quizzes, case studies, workshops games and discussions. The extensive library of training topics ensures that the 100+ drivers are trained in line with the needs of the business while providing drivers with a better knowledge base and greater motivation
  • Using RTITB Course Builder, Alan Firmin has the option to create innovative courses tailored to the needs of the business without investing in development resource. RTITB’s 110 topic library can be used to create JAUPT approved, personally branded courses from 35-minute training topics
  • Training can be delivered flexibly at a time that suits the business by using in-house instructors who have attended enjoyable, high quality training at the RTITB Instructor Academy. The in-house training team’s performance can be evaluated by the management team at Alan Firmin online 365 days a year to measure performance, costs and driver results
  • As well as excellent training materials for instructors, a free USB stick packed with time saving toolkits, forms and helpful resources are available to help maximise the effectiveness of training and measure return on investment
Why RTITB Driver CPC for the Skills Hub?
  • The first year of Master Driver CPC Consortium Membership and all courses are completely free, and there are no charges for any routine audits. With online course enquiries via the RTITB website included at no extra charge, the “Skills Hub” can take more course bookings, more efficiently
  • Offering RTITB Driver CPC allows the “Skills Hub” to offer recognised training with a reputation for quality, ensuring that those undertaking the courses have access to the best possible driver education. Free taster days allow training providers like Alan Firmin to see courses in action before joining the Consortium, helping to ensure RTITB are the right Driver CPC training partner
  • With RTITB’s accessible and flexible Driver CPC courses, Alan Firmin can offer a unique one-week intensive Driver CPC Periodic Training course, giving drivers more options for how they fulfil their required training hours and enabling up to 15 drivers per month to receive training
  • Through RTITB’s wide range of industry-leading training, Alan Firmin has opportunity to expand the range of courses on offer in future for both LGV training and lift truck/materials handling driver training Working with RTITB, the venture helps support the priorities of the Local Enterprise Partnership in the South East to develop skills in the transport and logistics sector, as well as the future success of the sector as a whole