Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Freight and Supply Chain Stakeholders to Gather For Women in Logistics Celebration

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UK – The Women in Logistics (WiL) Awards, whose finalists have just been announced, this year will serve two useful purposes, not only serving the primary role of promoting the female sex within the world of freight and the supply chain, but also again raising some much needed funds for industry charity Transaid which tackles poverty and disadvantage by building transport skills and disseminating knowledge to the developing world.

The awards dinner and presentations will be held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, near Warwick on the Friday 27th June in the company of the judges Professor Richard Wilding and Ruth Waring plus special guest Mrs Beverley Bell, the UK's first female traffic commissioner. The evening celebrations begin at 7pm with welcome drinks sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel. There are four awards and the shortlisted nominees are:

Leader of the Year - sponsored by Whitbread

Angela Howard (DHL Supply Chain)

Nicky McGroarty (Telefonica UK)

Maria Sopwith (Amethyst Group)

Rising Star of the Year - sponsored by BiS Henderson

Victoria Burrows (Royal Mail)

Bethany Fovargue (Data Interchange)

Kathleen McColm (Ceva)

Diversity Champion of the Year - sponsored by PepsiCo

Tracey Clifford (Wincanton)

Jane Dennison (Dennison Trailers)

Kat Horsley (Easy as HGV)

Company of the Year - sponsored by Forton Group

DHL Supply Chain

Ceva Logistics

For Wincanton’s Tracey Clifford this will be her second appearance at an awards ceremony in six weeks following her nomination at this month’s FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics event when she appeared in the Team Leader category. WiL founder Ruth Waring commented:

"We established Women in Logistics to increase the number of women in the sector, improve life for those women already working in logistics and to address the gender imbalance issue in logistics. This awards ceremony is our chance to highlight those who have done exceptional work in this field and made a real difference. I am thrilled to be honouring both individuals who have worked to make an impact, as well as the company which has shown the most commitment."

This year’s awards evening will follow on from the WiL Conference and AGM being hosted by solicitors Wright Hassall just twelve minutes drive away in Leamington Spa, in an event which will see a talk on ‘Supply Chain Simplicity in a Complex World' from former head of logistics strategy at M&S, Emile Naus and now partner and technical director at LCP Consulting and from Janet Godsell, professor of supply chain and operations at Warwick University, who will discuss end to end supply chain.

For tickets to the awards ceremony, with the chance to support a worthwhile cause simultaneously, get all details and book online HERE and note there is a price reduction for tables of ten whether you choose standard or benefactor priced tickets.

Photo: Last year’s Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year (image Alan Ng).