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Winners announced at CILT North West Awards

The winners of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics North West annual awards for Education and Excellence, in association with Peel Ports Group and CAST UK, were announced on Friday 14th at a ceremony held at Manchester’s prestigious Midland Hotel.

The ceremony was attended by leading figures from the sector, including Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, who delivered the keynote address; Steve Hobson, Editor of Motor Transport, who supplied the response and Dave Guest, chief reporter for BBC North West Tonight, who hosted the event.

The awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate educational and commercial excellence in freight and passenger transport across the North West region, which includes Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside & Warrington Groups.

Gavin Shannon FCILT, Logistics Director at Kammac plc and chairman of NW Region of CILT(UK) said: "The North West has a vibrant professional logistics and transport industry, and we are delighted to be able to recognise some of the outstanding people and companies who work here. This is the first year that passenger transport has been included, and we have some very worthy winners."

The winners of the CILT NW Education and Excellence 2013 awards are:

North-West Student of the Year 2013 sponsored by Mersey Maritime

Albert Walis of Booker Group PLC

North-West Young Manager of the Year 2013 sponsored by Driving Link

David Lomax of Wincanton/ASDA

North West Award for Industry Best Practise in Freight Transport 2013 sponsored by TACL

ArrowXL

Award for Industry Best Practise in Passenger Transport 2013 sponsored by Transport for Greater Manchester

TravelWatch North West

North West Award for Environmental Improvement in Freight Transport 2013 sponsored by Stobart Group

AECOM

Award for Environmental Improvement in Passenger Transport 2013 sponsored by Cast UK

Arriva NW

North West Award for Service to the Industry in Freight Transport 2013 sponsored by ArrowXL

Lynn McEwen of Tachograph Analysis Consultants (TACL)

North West Award for Service to the Industry in Passenger Transport 2013 sponsored by Network Warrington

John Moorhouse of TravelWatch North West

North West Award for Lifetime Achievement 2013 sponsored by Kammac PLC

William Gwynfor Thomas OBE FCILT

In his keynote speech, Terry Scuoler, chief executive of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, emphasised the importance of role that the logistics and transport industry has in the UK economy, and how infrastructure is critical to the manufacturing sector. He said: "These are business critical issues, and getting transport policy right is crucial to getting our economic targets."

A special mention also went to Simon Reynish, who organised the event. Gavin Shannon said, "Simon works tirelessly, steering the institute with enthusiasm and commitment."

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