The winners of this year’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards have been announced.
Celebrating the successes of 22 women who work in the UK transport and logistics industry, the annual FTA Everywoman Awards ceremony was held at the Hilton on Park Lane yesterday (May 27).
Among the judging panel was FTA’s chief executive David Wells who presented Caroline Rose, head of regional operations at TNT Express, with the coveted prize of woman of the year 2016. Described as a “visionary team leader with a proven track record for leading teams,” Rose has led depots and staff to set the standard for new initiatives across the organisation.
Congratulating Rose on her success, David Wells said: “As judges we were asked to find the woman who really stood out amongst the finalists; someone whose innovation, dedication, vision and success made her an outstanding role model. Caroline was all of those things.
“”It is fantastic to see that all of this year’s winners work in very different roles in our industry, and come from organisations as diverse as Shell, TNT and Heathrow Express, reflecting the varying options for those contemplating a career in logistics or transport.”
The FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards were launched nine years ago to raise awareness of the varied and rewarding careers that the transport and logistics sector offers, with the aim of increasing the number of women considering it as a career choice.
Wells added: “FTA continuously works hard to raise the profile of our industry and change the public perception of what is meant by logistics. We recently carried out independent research which showed that there is definite confusion. That is why these awards are important as they illustrate what logistics involves, inspiring and encouraging other women into the industry. Congratulations to all the winners.”
The FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2016 winners are:
Rising Star of the Year Award:
Rachel Beckett, coaching team leader - Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Driver of the Year Award:
Kirsty Sando, driver manager - Heathrow Express
The Warehousing Award:
Helen Page, team manager - Mondelez
Innovation & Sustainability Award:
Katherine Trauth, manager, LNG Marine Fuel Projects - Shell
Team Leader of the Year Award:
Wendy Findlay, fleet support engineer - First Glasgow
Leader of the Year Award – sponsored by Asda Logistics Services:
Kathryn Lewis, operations director - Advanced Supply Chain
Industry Champion of the Year Award:
Jo Field, head of campaigns, communications and engagement - Transport for London