Anita Emerson, warehouse operations manager at hauliers Knights of Old, has won the Woman of the Year title at this year’s MAN Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards, held in association with Skills for Logistics.
The event aims to highlight the contributions women are making in the industry and to encourage other women to pursue a career in the field.
Maxine Benson, co-founder and director of Everywoman, said: “The gender boundaries in terms of career are gradually being broken down and these winners are demonstrating that transport and logistics is a sector where women can prosper and succeed.”
Dawn Fisher of specialist consultancy Faber Maunsell was awarded Newcomer of the Year after being promoted from her position of graduate trainee to a consultant last year.
Julie Thomas, a driver and sidelifter operator at Containerlift Services, took home the Commercial Driver of the Year award sponsored by Pall-Ex, while Susan Davies, the depot general manager at Home Delivery Network, was presented with the Isuzu-sponsored Customer Service award.
The Industry Trainer of the Year title, sponsored by Skills for Logistics, went to FedEx’s acting learning and development manager Vicki Dixon and this year’s Warehousing Award was presented to Claire Salmon, southern regional manager at Boots the Chemist.
The Company of the Year prize was taken home by multinational engineering and design consultancy Atkins, which was commended for its support of women, many of whom hold senior positions within the company.
The judging panel included: Hilary Devey, managing director of Pall-Ex Group; Nikki King OBE, managing director at Isuzu Truck UK; Rebecca Jenkins, sales director UK & Ireland for Wincanton; Valerie Todd, managing director of group services at Transport for London; Rebecca Salt, senior vice president of communications of DHL Logistics and Toni Eastwood OBE, training and development director at Everywoman.