Allisson Kemp named woman of the year at Everywoman awards

Allison Kemp has been named woman of the year at the 2019 Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.

The founder of AIM Commercial Services, Kemp became transport manager for Hornigiold Haulage in Wellingborough when aged 26, and in 2017 became the first woman to become the deputy chair of the Freight Transport Association National Council.

Judges selected her as woman of the year as she leads by example and there is no role within the business she cannot fulfil.

It is the 12th year Everywoman has championed women in the transport and logistics industries, showcasing and celebrating the sectors’ most exceptional role models.

Maxine Benson, Co-Founder of Everywoman, said “This year has presented a new wave of exceptional talent and impressive career success stories with both genders making immense contributions to the transport and logistics industries.

“It has been proven time and again that gender diverse teams make better business decisions, which is why introducing more female talent to a male-dominated industry is so essential.”


The other awards winners were:

The Freight Award 

Above and Beyond

  • Katie Susans, Hubs Change & Implementation Lead, TNT, from Atherstone


  • Kimberley McIntosh, Service Deliver Leader, Royal Mail, from London


The Customer / Passenger Award 

Above and Beyond

  • Amy Chapman, Customer Ambassador, Great Western Railway, from Exeter


  • Jenni Wiggle, Senior Director, Living Streets, from London


The Infrastructure Award – sponsored by Amazon

Above and Beyond

  • Lisa Hogben, Programme Delivery Manager, The Nichols Group, from London


  • Marianne  Kilpatrick, Director, SNC-Lavalin Atkins Transport Consulting & Advisory, from London


The Supply Chain Award 

Above and Beyond

  • Kelly Pepper, Head of Business Development, Unipart Rail, from Crewe


  • Anita Donohoe, Vice President and Global Key Accounts, CEVA Logistics, from Ashby de la Zouch


The Warehousing Award 

Above and Beyond

  • Georgia Akuwudike, Senior Operations Manager, Amazon, from Coventry


  • Karen  Hopkinson, General Manager, Co-Op, from South Normanton


Industry Champion Award

  • Angie  Doll, Passenger Services Director, Govia Thameslink Railway, from Croydon


Male Agent of Change – awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics

  • Gordon Wakeford, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility, from Poole


Apprentice of the Year 

  • Caitlin Slade, Apprentice Vehicle Technician, Royal Mail Fleet, from Croydon


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