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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

Leader

  • 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

Leader

  • 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

Leader

  • 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

Leader

  • 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

Leader

  • 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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