Monday, February 25, 2013

In Freight or Passenger Transport? Are You Good Enough to Win a Logistics Award?

2013 Regional Nominations Sought by CILT
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UK – This year, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) North West Awards supported by recruitment agency CAST UK, an event which aims to recognise achievements, encourage the highest standards and promote a professional approach to the practice within the region, will be held in the Edwardian grandeur of the Midland Hotel, Manchester, on 14th June 2013.This is an appropriate venue, not least for the excellent freight and passenger transport connections by air, rail, road, tram and even canal but because of its long standing connections to the transport industry dating back over a century to 1903.

Gavin Shannon FCILT (Fellow of the CILT), Chairman of the North West Region, is delighted to welcome back Senior Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell FCILT and her judging team, Les Burton CMILT (Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation), Ian Jones and Nigel Kirkwood FCILT who are looking for entries across all modes of transport including road rail sea & air for the CILT NW Awards 2013. Dave Guest, chief reporter on BBC North West Tonight will host the evening for the fourth year in a row, and musical entertainment will predominantly be in the capable hands of Rory Duffy, with help from the Manchester Airport Group Choir, formed for the BBC TV series: Sing While You Work.

The Awards Categories and sponsors are as follows:

Student of the Year (individual award) Sponsored by Mersey Maritime Group: Open to any full or part-time student who is currently studying or will complete their studies in the 2012/13 academic year. This award is for an individual who has exceeded the general expectations of their sponsor, and/or whose work will benefit or has benefited the logistics and transport sector in the north-west.

Young Logistics Manager of the Year (individual award) Sponsored by Drivinglink: Awarded for outstanding achievements beyond what is normally expected from a manager, under the age of 35 as of 11th June 2013. This award is for excellence in any of the functions relating to the management of logistics and transport including operational management and supporting functions.

Young Passenger Transport Manager of the Year (individual award): Once again awarded for outstanding achievements beyond what is normally expected from a manager of under the age of 35. This award is for excellence in any of the functions relating to the management of transport, including operational management and supporting functions.

Service to the Freight Logistics and Transport Industry Award (individual award) Sponsored by Yodel Excel: This award recognises a significant and sustained contribution to the success of the industry by an individual who has gone consistently beyond the call of normal duty to improve and promote the industry for its users or the wider community.

Service to the Passenger Transport Industry Award (individual award) Sponsored by Network Warrington: This award recognises a significant and sustained contribution to the success of the industry by an individual who has gone consistently beyond the call of normal duty to improve and promote the industry for its users or the wider community.

Industry Best Practice Freight Transport (corporate award) Sponsored by Opti-Fleet: Awarded for outstanding achievement in any aspect of transport, including operations, processes and service in any mode or combination of modes Industry

Best Practice Passenger Transport (corporate award) Sponsored by Tachograph Analysis Consultants: Again awarded for outstanding achievement in any aspect of transport, including operations, processes and service in any mode or combination of modes

Environmental Improvement Freight Transport (corporate award) Sponsored by Stobart Group: For outstanding achievement in the reduction of environmental impact, including: reduction in emissions, including disposal methods; improved sustainability of products or operations; and reduction in packaging or other waste, including recycling.

Environmental Improvement Passenger Transport (corporate award): Yet another awarded for outstanding achievement, this time in the reduction of environmental impact, including: reduction in emissions, including disposal methods; improved sustainability of products or operations; and reduction in packaging or other waste, including recycling

Lifetime Achievement (individual award) Sponsored by Kammac: Made to an individual who has not only made an outstanding contribution to the logistics and transport industry in and/or on behalf of the north-west, but has also made a major contribution to the improvement of the profession, proactively using Institute membership for the benefit of others throughout his or her career. The aim in granting this award is to make the excellent work done by such people more widely known and to help to publicise the results.

To enter, create a nomination of up to 2,500 words describing why the individual or organisation should win the award and upload HERE. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Tuesday 7th May 2013. Tickets for the Awards Gala Dinner can be purchased HERE.