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2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

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women shifting perceptions in a changing landscape 

Following an inspirational ceremony on the 14 June at the London Marriot Grosvenor Square, find out who was announced as a 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards winner!

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

The awards are designed to be as inclusive as possible and are open to women at all stages of their career, from those who go above and beyond the call of duty in their role, to leaders in organisations. 

New for 2018 was the Male Agent of Change category award, awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics. The Industry Champion Award also recognises a man or woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.

 

categories

For each category, there will be an ‘Above and Beyond Award’ and a ‘Leader Award’ (excluding the Industry Champion of the Year Award and the Male Agent of Change Award where there will only be one winner per category):

Above and Beyond – Celebrates a woman that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation's success. This is awarded to a woman at any stage of her career, in recognition of her commitment to going the ‘extra mile’.

Leader – Celebrates a woman operating in a senior role within her organisation. She will be making a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the business.

  • The Freight Award - This will be awarded to a woman who is innovating and excelling in their role within freight (this Award does not include passenger transport).
  • The Passenger Award - This will be awarded to a woman who is excelling in their role in passenger transport.
  • The Infrastructure Award - This will be awarded to a woman who is innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure. 
  • The Supply Chain Award - This will be awarded to a woman who is innovating and excelling in her role within the supply chain environment.
  • The Warehousing Award This will be awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role within a warehousing environment.
  • Industry Champion Award - also recognises a man or woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics 
  • Male Agent of Change - awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics *new for 2018*

 

ALIGN YOUR BRAND WITH A MORE INCLUSIVE FUTURE

Supported by the most forward-thinking brands, the Awards champion women achieving career success and breaking glass ceilings in Transport & Logistics as well as the companies that are supporting them to do so. Aligning your brand with the Awards demonstrates your commitment to achieving gender diversity, and investing in your female workforce. The Awards are also an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting. To find out more about how your company can get involved contact info@everywoman.com

KEY DATES 

Nominations Open: 4 December 2017

Nominations Close: 26 February 2018

Face to face interviews: 24 April 2018    

Awards Ceremony: 14 June 2018

When and where
Date: 
14th June 2018
Start time: 
12:00PM
End time: 
4:30PM
London Marriott Hotel
Grosvenor Square
W1K 6JP London
United Kingdom
GB
Nominations
Nominations

Nominations have now closed.

  

Finalists
This year's finalists are:

The finalists for the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards were:

 

The Freight Award – sponsored by Eddie Stobart

Entrants for this award demonstrated how they are innovating and excelling their role in the Freight sector.

Above and Beyond
Irene Arnold
Irene Arnold,
Operations Manager, DHL Global Forwarding, from London
Lesley O’Brien
Lesley O’Brien,
Partner, Freightlink Europe Freight Train, from Bradford
Kate Turner
Kate Turner,
Head of Planning, DB Cargo UK, from Goole

 

Leader
Sue Buchanan
Sue Buchanan,
Director of Network Services, Pall-Ex, from Birmingham
Geraldine McEwan
Geraldine McEwan,
General Manager, Whistl, from Belfast
Keely Priestman
Keely Priestman,
Managing Director, Diamond Distribution Ltd, from London

 

The Passenger Award

Entrants for this demonstrated how they are improving the customer experience.

Above & Beyond
Nicola Baillie
Nicola Baillie,
Head of Saftey Assurance, West Midlands Trains, from Birmingham
Amanda Cullum
Amanda Cullum,
Planner and Administrator, Network Rail, from Scunthorpe
Nikki Sohal
Nikki Sohal,
Heathrow Express Control Room Competence Manager, Heathrow Express, from London

 

Leader
Siwan Hayward
Siwan Hayward,
Head of Transport Policing and Community Safety, Transport for London, from London
Gaynor Marshall
Gaynor Marshall,
Communications Director, Lothian, from Edinburgh
Liz Chandler
Liz Chandler,
Director of Corporate Development, Merseytravel, from Liverpool City Region

 

The Infrastructure Award

Entrants for this Award demonstrated how they are improving road or rail infrastructure.

Above & Beyond
Helen Burke
Helen Burke,
Regional General Manager, XPO Logistics, from Runcorn
Louise Gold
Louise Gold,
Head of Behaviour Change, Sustrans, from London
Deborah Pye
Deborah Pye,
Director Strategic Innovation, Walmart, from Leeds

 

Leader
Anna Delvecchio
Anna Delvecchio,
Commercial Account Director, Amey RDG, from Wiltshire
Maria Machancoses
Maria Machancoses,
Director, Midlands Connect, from Birmingham
Kayleigh Wilson
Kayleigh Wilson,
Transition Manager, DHL Supply Chain, from London

 

The Supply Chain Award

Entrants for this Award demonstrated how they are improving processes within the supply chain.

Above & Beyond
Jayne Bellamy
Jayne Bellamy,
Contract Distribution Manager, Wincanton Logistics, from Kettering
Natasha Culshaw
Natasha Culshaw,
Change Manager, Asda, from Leeds
June Jones
June Jones,
Senior Manager Operating Model, Asda, from Leeds

 

Leader
Faye Calland
Faye Calland,
National Same Day Manager - Storage, Fashion & Solutions, TNT, from Coventry
Rachael Huntley
Rachael Huntley,
Regional General Manager, XPO Logistics, from Crick
Lorna McAtear

Lorna McAtear,
Head of Supply and Internal Accounts, Royal Mail, from Kidderminster

 

The Warehousing Award

Entrants for this Award demonstrated how they are innovating and improving warehouse operations.

Above & Beyond
Sue Griffiths
Sue Griffiths,
Operations Manager, TNT UK, from London
Clare Maclauchlan
Clare Maclauchlan,
National Development Manager, Co-op, from Newcastle upon Tyne
Sally Worringham
Sally Worringham,
Network Data & Service Quality Manager UK, TNT, from Coventry

 

Leader
Sharon Hammond
Sharon Hammond,
Senior Director - Food North ALS, Asda, from Leeds
Karen Hopkinson
Karen Hopkinson,
Operations Manager, Co-op, from Chesterfield
Janet John
Janet John,
Operations Manager, Co-op, from Llanelli

 

The Industry Champion Award

Entrants for this Award demonstrated the impact that they have had on attracting and retaining women in the industry. Awarded to one individual only, male or female.

Bethany
Bethany Fovargue,
Operations Manager, NOVUS, from Corby
Harriet Glen
Harriet Glen,
Principal Transport Planner, Transport for London, from London
Debbie Rivers
Debbie Rivers,
Regional Maintenance Manager, Royal Mail Fleet, from Oxford

 

Male Agent of Change Award (new for 2018)

Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in Transport and Logistics.

Vernon Barchou
Vernon Barchou,
Vice President, Human Resources, DHL Supply Chain, from London
Wayne Jay
Wayne Jay,
National Distribution Director, Royal Mail, from Kidderminster
Jon Stockton
Jon Stockton,
Vice President – Ground Operations UK and Storage Fashion & Solutions, FedEx Express UK, from Atherstone

 

Judges
Judges

Alistair Cochrane

Operations Director, Parcelforce Worldwide

Martin Dean

Managing Director – Bus Development, Go-Ahead

Michèle Dix CBE

Managing Director, Crossrail 2

Michael Dunn

Vice President, DHL Supply Chain

Nicola Fyfe

Regional Operations Director, Amazon UK

Nicola Hartley

SVP Human Resources UK, Ireland & Nordics, CEVA Logistics

Dave Jacobs

Head of Implementation for Logistics, Sainsbury's

Sue Kershaw

Managing Director, KPMG UK

Elizabeth Law

East Operations Director, Royal Mail

Jon Parry

Vice President, Asda Logistics Services

Andy Perry

Logistics Director, The Cooperative

Nigel Polglass

Chief Operating Officer, Whistl

Paula Stannett

Chief People Officer, Heathrow

Jerry Ward

Legal Operations Manager, John Lewis Partnership

David Wells

Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association

Louise Whitehouse

Managing Director Ground Services, FedEx Express

Haylea Smith

Group Merchandising Director, WHSmith

Jim French

Director - Portcentric Logistics, PD Ports
Partners & sponsors
Partners & Sponsors

Title Partner

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is delighted to partner everywoman once again for the prestigious FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. The UK logistics sector relies on women across a range of roles, from HGV drivers to managing directors, to keep Britain trading. The everywoman awards are a fantastic chance to highlight employment opportunities for women and celebrate the exceptional contribution they make to the transport and logistics sectors.

Category Sponsor - Infrastructure

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in 1995. Amazon has invested more than £4.6 billion in the UK economy to build and run its UK business since 2010. Across the UK, Amazon has more than 24,000 permanent employees at its UK Head Office in London; Development Centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London; its Customer Service Centre in Edinburgh; 16 fulfilment centres across England, Scotland and Wales; more than 30 delivery stations nationwide; the Fashion Photography Studio in Shoreditch, and to run the Amazon Web Services (AWS) UK Data Centre Region.

 

 

Category sponsor - Industry Champion

Asda is pleased to continue to support the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards supporting and celebrating exceptional female talent. We recognise that great leadership sits at the heart of every business. At Asda we are committed to developing and nurturing colleagues. We have had massive success with the Awards having an overall winner, which we are channelling into maturing our approach around inclusive leadership.

 
 

Category sponsor - Supply Chain

DHL is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Supply Chain Award.  In our ambition to become the only true provider of end-to-end supply chain management solutions, it’s essential that we attract and retain a diverse team while delivering best practice and innovation for our customers. By recognising those women who, every day, improve the supply chain by introducing new technologies, demand sharper analytics, achieve cost-savings and improve the customer experience, we hope to inspire others to follow their example and pursue a career in transport and logistics

Supporting Partners

The 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards play a hugely important part in showcasing the essential role women play in the transport and logistics industry and Fraikin is delighted to be supporting this initiative once again in 2018. Every day, women make a significant contribution to Fraikin’s continued growth and development; and coming together with industry colleagues to celebrate these successes is a fantastic way to entice more women to make this their chosen career path.

KPMG is delighted to support the FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards for the second year running. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate women who are at the top of their game in this field which has traditionally been predominantly male.

It is also an opportunity to showcase the mentors that have helped these women on their journeys, by providing support and guidance without hesitation and with good will.

Distribution Partners

 

 
 

 
 

Special thanks

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
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Winners
Winners

The category winners for the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are:
 

The Freight Award

Awarded to a woman who demonstrates how they are innovating and excelling their role in the freight sector.

Above and Beyond

  • Kate Turner, Head of Planning, DB Cargo UK, from Goole

 

Leader

  • Keely Priestman, Managing Director, Diamond Distribution Ltd, from London

 

 

The Passenger Award

Awarded to a woman who demonstrates how they are improving the customer experience.

Above & Beyond

  • Nikki Sohal, Heathrow Express Control Room Competence Manager, Heathrow Express, from London

 

Leader

  • Liz Chandler, Director of Corporate Development, Merseytravel, from Liverpool City Region

 

 

The Infrastructure Award

Sponsored by Amazon - Awarded to a woman who demonstrates how they are improving road or rail infrastructure.

Above & Beyond

  • Deborah Pye, Director, Strategic Innovation, Walmart, from Leeds

 

Leader

  • Kayleigh Wilson, Transition Manager, DHL Supply Chain, from London

 

 

The Supply Chain Award

Sponsored by DHL - Awarded to a woman who demonstrates how they are improving processes within supply chain.

Above & Beyond

  • June Jones, Senior Manager Operating Model, Asda, from Leeds

 

Leader

  • Faye Calland, National Same Day Manager - Storage, Fashion & Solutions, TNT, from Coventry

 

 

The Warehousing Award

Awarded to a woman who is innovating and improving warehouse operations.

Above & Beyond

  • Clare Maclauchlan, National Development Manager, Co-op, from Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Leader

  • Sharon Hammond, Senior Director - Food North ALS, Asda, from Leeds

 

 

Industry Champion Award

Sponsored by Asda - Awarded to an individual who demonstrates the impact that they have had on attracting and retaining women in the industry.

  • Harriet Glen, Principal Transport Planner, TfL, from London

 

 

Male Agent of Change Award (new for 2018)

Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in Transport and Logistics.

  • Wayne Jay, National Distribution Director, Royal Mail, from Kidderminster

 

 

Woman of the Year Award
  • Anna Delvecchio, Commercial Account Director at Amey PLC

 

Past winners
Past winners

2017 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics winners 

 

The Freight Award – sponsored by Eddie Stobart

Awarded to a woman demonstrating how she is innovating in the sector.

Above and Beyond

  • Tracy Ward, Contract Manager, PD Ports

 

Leader

  • Jannette Wallace, Runcorn Depot Manager, CM Downton, from Runcorn, Cheshire

 

 

The Passenger Award 

Awarded to a woman demonstrating how she is improving the customer experience.

Above & Beyond

  • Victoria Garcia, Accessibility and Communities Officer, Brighton & Hove Buses, from Brighton & Hove

 

Leader

  • Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Midlands, from Lincoln

 

 

The Infrastructure Award

Awarded to a woman demonstrating how she is improving road or rail infrastructure.

Above & Beyond

  • Caroline Milnes, Programme Manager, Tesco, from St Albans

 

Leader

  • Sue Kershaw, Managing Director, KPMG, from London

 

 

The Supply Chain Award sponsored by DHL

Awarded to a woman demonstrating how she is improving processes within supply chain.

Above & Beyond

  • Jeny Hanvey, Customer Service Manager, Kuehne + Nagel Ltd, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

 

Leader

  • Gillian Joyce, Former National Fleet Manager, Post Office Ltd, from Manchester

 

 

The Warehousing Award – sponsored by Amazon

Awarded to a woman demonstrating how she is innovating and improving warehouse operations.

Above & Beyond

  • Claire Davidson, Senior Project Manager - Logistics Implementation, J Sainsbury’s Plc, from Rugby, Warwickshire

 

Leader

  • Angela Howard, VP Operations – Retail, DHL Supply Chain, from Rugby, Warwickshire

 

 

The Industry Champion Award – sponsored by Asda Logistics Services

Awarded to one individual only, male or female, demonstrating the impact that they have had on attracting and retaining women in the industry.

  • Jacqueline O'Donovan, Managing Director, O'Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd, from London

 

 

View the winners and finalists from the previous years