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FTA everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards 2016 open for nominations

The Freight Transport Association is once again the title partner of the FTA everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards and is delighted to announce that nominations process for the 2016 programme is now open.

The prestigious industry awards are renowned for seeking out role models and rising stars from freight and logistics, and are designed to celebrate the successes and acknowledge the achievements of some of the most inspirational women in the sector.

FTA has been the title partner of the awards for three years which began as a way of celebrating the hard work and achievements by women in the logistics industry. Every year the number of nominations has increased, as has the level of entries which have been outstanding. FTA hopes that the 2016 awards will once again uncover inspirational role models, help improve the image of the industry, and demonstrate that the support and development of female talent is taken seriously throughout logistics – whatever that persons role is.

David Wells, Chief Executive of the FTA says:
“The Freight Transport Association is proud once again to be the Title Partner of the prestigious FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2016. Women are essential in every aspect of the UK logistics and supply chains – from driver and warehouse staff, to transport managers and managing directors. It is essential that the logistics industry is able to access a wide talent pool, to meet its need for good quality staff at every level. These awards are recognised as important within our industry; encouraging forward-thinking companies that are committed to introducing diversity to the logistics sector, and showcases how women can make a career in transport a successful and fulfilling one.”

The FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are free to enter and nominations are open until 1 February 2016; the categories are:

Rising Star of the Year Award: Awarded to a woman under 30 who is excelling in her career.

Driver of the Year Award: Awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role as a driver including HGV, van, motorcycle or passenger transport.

The Warehousing Award: Awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role within a warehousing environment.

Innovation & Sustainability Award: Awarded to a woman who is implementing an innovative operational solution (technologies and processes) that is changing the industry in a positive way.

Team Leader of Year Award: Awarded to a woman who is leading a team in a way that contributes greatly to the company’s success.

Leader of the Year Award – sponsored by Asda: Awarded to a woman operating in a senior role, contributing to the strategic direction of the business.

Industry Champion Award: Awarded to an individual, male or female, who is an active champion for the industry, playing a vital role in attracting and retaining women in transport and logistics.

Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, commented:
“The logistics industry is growing at a phenomenal rate, and needs more workers to be attracted to the fast-paced, diverse and exciting environment it offers. These awards are all about championing the women who are already succeeding, enjoying rapid career progression, job satisfaction and new challenges every day. These are the role models who can change the public image of the industry and in doing so ensure more smart, ambition women bring their talents to it.”

FTA has supported everywoman and its initiatives since 2008, including the everywoman in Transport and Logistics Leadership Academy, and the FTA everywoman Accelerate Programme. As part of the continued collaboration, the Association became the title partner for the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards in 2013.

The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane on 26 May 2016. For further information please visit: www.everywoman.com/tlawards

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