Sue Branston, country head for Fleet Logistics UK and Ireland, has been named as one of the finalists in this year’s Everywoman Awards in transport and logistics.
The everywoman awards, now in their 12th year, recognise the efforts of woman within the transport and logistics sector in the UK.
Branston (pictured) has been shortlisted in the leader category in the Supply Chain Award for women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment, where she will be up against other finalists from Unipart Rail, CEVA Logistics and the Co-operative Group.
Branston said: "I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted to be shortlisted for these prestigious awards, which recognise the crucial roles that women play within modern business.”
This year’s awards programme will see two winners per category - one industry leader with a breadth of experience and one individual at any stage of their career, who is going above and beyond in their business sector.
At the same time, an Industry Champion Award will recognise a woman contributing to the progress of other women, while a Male Agent of Change will be recognised for his commitment to gender diversity.
For the first time in 2019, the industry’s fresh talent will also be celebrated by the Apprentice of the Year Award.
Everywoman’s co-founder Maxine Benson MBE said: “Women account for only 18% of the overall transport and logistics industry, which is a cry for urgent change to be made, considering the value they add.
“Encouraging women to pursue senior positions is crucial for the growth of the sector. Building the future of transport and logistics means highlighting the role of technology and emotional intelligence in more creative job roles.
“This proves how many opportunities are also out there for the younger generation. Our finalists this year are already occupying these roles and their success stories will inspire others to do the same."
The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in London on June 13 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.