Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Finalists for everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards Announced

Push for Gender Equality Continues in London Next Month
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UK – 46 individuals from the UK's Transport & Logistics industry have been announced as finalists in the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme. From freight and rail to retail and architecture, they showcase the range of opportunities that redefine an industry traditionally seen to offer manual, male-dominated jobs.

For the past 12 years, everywoman has been committed to celebrating the UK’s brightest female talent in the industry using the awards as a platform to applaud their success. A recent PwC Transportation Report found that companies with the largest number of women at board level outperformed those with the least by 26% in return on invested capital proving that female talent is crucial for business.

This year’s awards programme will again see two winners per category: one industry ‘Leader’ with a breadth of experience, and one individual at any stage of their career, who is going ‘Above and Beyond’ in their business sector. An ‘Industry Champion’ Award will shine the light on a woman contributing to the progress of other women, while a ‘Male Agent of Change’ will be recognised for his commitment to gender diversity. For the first time in 2019, the industry’s fresh talent will also be celebrated by the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award. Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman, commented:

“Women account for only 18% of the overall transport and logistics industry, which is a cry for urgent change to be made, considering the value they add. Encouraging women to pursue senior positions is crucial for the growth of the sector. Building the future of logistics means highlighting the role of technology and emotional intelligence in more creative job roles. This proves how many opportunities are also out there for the younger generation. Our finalists this year are already occupying these roles and their success stories will inspire others to do the same”.

Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the Marriott, Grosvenor Square, in London. The finalists are as follows:

The Freight Award – Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within freight 

Above and Beyond

  • Hannah Sibley, Time Charter Contract Management Team Lead, Shell
  • Rokaiya Sidat, Distribution Manager, Royal Mail
  • Katie Susans, Hubs Change & Implementation Lead, TNT


  • Allison Kemp, Managing Director, AIM Commercial Services
  • Kimberely McIntosh, Service Deliver Leader for Central London, Royal Mail
  • Alina Tuerk, Delivery Planning Manager, TfL

The Customer / Passenger Award – Awarded to two women excelling in their role for customers / passengers in transport, logistics and freight

Above and Beyond


The Infrastructure Award – sponsored by Amazon Awarded to two women who are innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure

Above and Beyond

  • Isabel Branco, Architect, TfL
  • Chelsea Dosad, Associate Director Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG
  • Lisa Hogben, Programme Delivery Manager, The Nichols Group


The Supply Chain Award – Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment.

Above and Beyond

  • Jade Carney, Regional Operations Manager, Same Day, TNT UK
  • Rhian Grundy, Field Divisional Manager of the South, Hermes UK
  • Kelly Pepper, Head of Business Development, Unipart Rail
  • Angela Roberts, General Manager of Development, Sainsburys Argos


  • Karen Beardsley, Managing Director of Supply Chain Solutions, Unipart Rail
  • Sue Branston, Country Head UK and Ireland Fleet Logistics, part of TÜV SÜD Group
  • Janet Crier, Category Supply Manager Ambient, The Co-operative Group
  • Anita Donohoe, Vice President and Global Key Accounts, CEVA Logistics

The Warehousing Award – Awarded to two women who are excelling in their role within a warehousing environment.

Above and Beyond

  • Georgia Akuwudike, Senior Operations Manager, Amazon
  • Sarah-Jayne Owen, Interim General Manager, CEVA Logistics
  • Victoria Watson, Storekeeper, Arriva
  • Jessica Wright, Area Manager, London North, Hermes UK


  • Emma Barrowcliffe, Operations Manager, Asda
  • Karen Hopkinson, General Manager, Co-Op
  • Selina Rennie, Operations Manager, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Martyna Urban, Operations Manager, Amazon

Industry Champion Award – sponsored by Asda – Awarded to a woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics

  • Angie Doll, Passenger Services Director, Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Sharon Duffy, Head of Transport Infrastructure, TfL Engineering
  • Lydia Fairman, Lead Capability and Development Manager, Network Rail

Male Agent of Change – Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics

  • Nathan Bower, Senior Director, Asda
  • Trevor Hoyle, Senior Vice President, Northern Europe Operations, FedEx Express
  • Neil Pepper, Renewals and Enhancements Night Construction Manager, TfL
  • Gordon Wakeford, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Mobility

*New for 2019Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Amey - Awarded to any male or female apprentice excelling in transport and logistics

  • Katrina-Rose Allen, Apprentice Engineer, Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Kelsie Dugmore, Mechanical Engineering Apprentice, Arriva
  • Kylie Griffiths, Engineering Apprentice, Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Company
  • Caitlin Slade, Apprentice Vehicle Technician, Royal Mail Fleet
  • Jemma Wood, Workshop Manager, Stagecoach East
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