Friday, May 6, 2011

MAN Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards Winners Announced

Industry Recognises Its Most Inspirational Women
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UK – Now a regular feature for the UK’s logistic industry, the MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards has announced it’s winners for 2011 at a ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel in London which saw politicians and heads of industry gather to salute the UK transport sectors most successful women.

This year’s Woman of the Year Award winner was Joanna Davies, Logistics Manager at Advance Uranium Asset Management. Having worked for Unilever, Tesco and Wincanton, as well as being Vice Chair of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport’s Lancashire Group, Joanna has become a respected specialist in a niche field, shouldering the huge responsibility of ensuring safe transportation of dangerous materials across all four corners of the globe and recently devised security measures that were acknowledged by the Office of Civil Nuclear Security as an industry example of best practice.

Speaking of the award Joanna said that: ‘I was delighted to win this award. I’m passionate about logistics and I think this shows it is a profession where there is no ‘glass ceiling’. Being Logistics Manager for UAM is challenging but fascinating work. Certainly the range of experience and knowledge I’ve gained as a member of CILT has contributed to this success.’

Other winners were:

Rising Star of the Year - Abby Taylor, Cycle Hire Expansion Project Manager for Transport for London.

Director of the Year - Jane Gorick, Managing Director, LPR UK. Commercial Driver of the Year Award - Linda Ferguson, Driver for Yodel.

The Warehousing Award - Valerie Morris-Cook, General Manager at Wincanton.

Industry Trainer of the Year - Katie Bratton, HGV Driver/Trainer for Asda.

Green Champion of the Year Award - Annie Knell, Regional Environment Lead for Royal Mail.

Team of the Year - Debbie Palmer, General Manager, DHL Supply.

Maxine Benson, Co-founder and Director of everywoman, said: “The number and calibre of nominations this year was exceptionally high, so congratulations to all of our Award winners.

‘Every year, these Awards show that the Transport and Logistics sector offers a range of exciting, fulfilling and rewarding career opportunities for women.

‘Our winners are all phenomenal role models whose success we applaud and whose passion, commitment and drive we celebrate – they are a huge inspiration for other women wanting to move into the industry.’