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. 

Labyrinth gains certification to ISO 9001:2015 with a clean sweep audit

Labyrinth is delighted to announce that it has gained certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Ruth Waring, Labyrinth's MD, who led the project, said "We have done this lots of time for our clients but never for ourselves. Undertaking the project without a consultant to do all the heavy lifting was hard work but we are delighted to say we got through the audit with no issues. We have really benefited from adding a level of professionalism to our processes and making sure we are all working in the same way. I am so pleased with our audit clean sweep.