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20th, April 2016

Featured Member: AV Dawson

Industry Insight

Tell us about your company…

AV Dawson is a truly multimodal logistics provider offering services including road transportrail freightquayside loading and unloading as well as warehousing and storage, all from its Teesside Hub. With a dynamic road fleet, a choice of rail terminals and shipping berths, it provides effective and cost efficient solutions for the transportation of a variety of conventional and project cargos.

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How did you find out about the High Tide Foundation and how long have you been involved?

AV Dawson has been involved since the High Tide Foundation was formed, as it is one of the main freight logistics businesses operating on the River Tees.

What was your reason for becoming a member of the High Tide Foundation?

AV Dawson recognises the importance of supporting the local community and particularly supporting the development of young people. It is also keen to inspire more young people to consider careers in the logistics sector to develop tomorrow’s workforce.

What support have you provided to High Tide?

AV Dawson provides regular work experience placements, as well as working more closely with High Tide to explore new opportunities to support its work.

AV Dawson trucks

What have you gained from your involvement in High Tide Foundation?

AV Dawson has gained a great deal from working with High Tide, both for the organisation and for individuals within the business. Offering work placements has provided several colleagues with the opportunity to develop their own skills as mentors.

What are your plans for your involvement in High Tide in the future?

AV Dawson is currently identifying new ways to work collaboratively with High Tide and build further on the great work it already does. One particular area that it is currently exploring is an Automotive cadetship.

Are you a business on Teesside like AV Dawson looking to give back to the community by offering work experience placement or apprenticeships? Do you think you could help us provide knowledge of your industry by offering your assistance through our many programmes? If you are interested in becoming a member of the High Tide Foundation, then please do get in touch.

Contact our Membership Coordinator, Kim Upex on 07710713314 or email

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