The winners of the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards for 2014 have been announced at a ceremony at The Savoy Hotel in London.
For the second year running the Freight Transport Association is the title partner for the awards, which were launched seven years ago to raise awareness of the varied and rewarding careers available to women in the transport and logistics sector, with the aim of increasing the number of women considering the industry as a career choice.
FTA’s Chief Executive Theo de Pencier was a member of the judging panel for the 2014 Awards and said:
“The Freight Transport Association is proud to be once again the Title Partner of the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. These prestigious awards acknowledge the work of women in the industry, and showcase how others can make a career in transport a successful and fulfilling one. We are pleased to encourage forward thinking companies that are committed to introducing diversity to the freight industry, and working further with ‘everywoman’ offers FTA opportunities to expand that work.”
The winners of the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards for 2014 are:
Woman of the Year award – sponsored by FTA
Jane Curl-Carter, Site Manager, DHL Tradeteam Ltd from Burton on Trent
Director of the Year – sponsored by Asda Stores Ltd
Anna Whitty, CEO, ECT Charity, from London
Driver of the Year Award – sponsored by TNT Express
Rachel Garlick, HGV Driver, DHL Homebase, from Wellingborough
Innovation and Sustainability Award – sponsored by DHL Supply Chain
Karen Jacques, Chief Operating Officer, Dryad Maritime, from Portsmouth
Rising Star Award – sponsored by Wincanton
Anna Kozlowska CMILT, Managing Director, Myway Enterprises, from Lutterworth
Team Leader of the Year – sponsored by MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd
Simone Fogg, General Manager, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, from London
Warehousing Award – sponsored by DHL Supply Chain Ltd
Claire Morrissy, Deputy Distribution Centre Manager, Tesco PLC, from Dagenham, London
Industry Champion Award – sponsored by Motor Transport
Sharon Davies, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, DHL UK & Ireland, from London
Mr de Pencier added: “The key for our industry is to be able to access a wider talent pool to be able to meet its need for good quality staff in whichever role it needs to fill. 2014 is an important year for FTA as we celebrate 125 years as the voice of the freight and logistics industry, representing the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.”
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, commented, “As the transport and logistics industry seeks to employ half a million more people, it has never been more urgent to ensure the sector attracts more talented women. Inspirational female role models enjoying rewarding careers and achieving success will do that. That’s why today’s winners are so vitally important to the industry. We congratulate them all.”
FTA has supported everywoman and its initiatives since 2008, including the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Leadership Academy and the FTA everywoman Accelerate Programme.