Sunday, February 6, 2011

Women Wanted - Freight And Logistics Awards Nominations Closing

Only a Few Days Left to Promote Your Industry
Shipping News Feature

UK – You still have time (just about) to nominate any woman (or indeed women) who you feel deserves recognition for their outstanding contribution to the freight industry, the MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards return for the fourth year and your suggestion for the seven categories have to be in by Friday 11th February to be considered for the presentation at the Savoy Hotel in London on the 4th May 2011.

The categories are: Woman of the Year Award, Team of the Year Award, Green Champion Award, Industry Trainer of the Year Award, Director of the Year Award, Commercial Driver of the Year Award and Rising Star of the Year Award with precise details of each award requirement HERE.

Recent press stories give an idea of the misogynistic attitudes that still prevail within certain sectors of society and the shipping industry has always been a bastion of male domination, a situation which, in the UK at least, is gradually changing.

The women nominated previously have often had to go the extra mile to be accepted and this event is wholeheartedly supported by such industry associations as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the British Association of Removers (BAR), the United Road Transport Union (URTU), the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA), indeed winner of BIFA’s own Young Freight Forwarder of the Year title in January was Kristina Ahrens from Peters & May.

 So if you have someone you work with, or for, or who supplies you with services, drives the firms van or any woman who you feel is deserving of recognition, complete a nomination before Friday to help promote the cause of women throughout the logistics industry.

Photo:- Courtesy of Jill Daniels –  WWII style entertainer.