Awards honour the female achievers advancing gender equality

20 June 2019

The winners of the 2019 everywoman in Transport and Logisitics Awards have been announced.

The awards, which have been running for 12 years, champion women working in the sector and celebrate the industry’s most exceptional role models.

The winners revealed a wide range of career experiences and journeys, revealing the extent of the opportunities traditionally associated with the industries.

These individuals not only make positive contributions to the businesses for which they work, but also support community initiatives and “pay it forward” by supporting and mentoring the young talent that follows them.

From the woman who saved a client £15 million through technology innovations, to the woman responsible for introducing over 3,000 “walk to school” projects to help reduce air pollution, this year’s winners are the epitome of creative excellence.

Maxine Benson MBE, 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 collaboration of ideas, fusion of knowledge and cross-pollination of skills is what is needed for the growth of any business.”

This year’s winners were:

Woman of the Year – Allison Kemp, founder of AIM Commercial Services

Freight Awards:

Above and Beyond – Katie Susans, Hubs Change & Implementation Lead, TNT, from Atherstone

Leader – Kimberley McIntosh, Service Deliver Leader, Royal Mail, from London

Customer and Passenger Awards:

Above and beyond – Amy Chapman, Customer Ambassador, Great Western Railway, from Exeter

Leader – Jenni Wiggle, Senior Director, Living Streets, from London

Infrastructure Award, sponsored by Amazon

Above and beyond – Lisa Hogben, Programme Delivery Manager, The Nichols Group, from London

Leader – Mrianne Kilpatrick, Director, SNC-Lavalin Atkins Transport Consulting & Advisory, from London

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

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, sponsored by ASDA

Angie Doll, Passenger Services Director, Govia Thameslink Railway, from Croydon

Male Agent of Change Award

Gordon Wakeford, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility, from Poole

Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by AMEY

Caitlin Slade, Apprentice Vehicle Technician, Royal Mail Fleet, from Croydon