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
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
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