The MAN everywoman in Transport and Logistics awards winners 2010 are revealed

The prestigious awards, in association with Skills for Logistics, celebrate the achievements of women making their mark in the sector. 
The 2010 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards winners have been announced. Now in their third year, the prestigious awards in association with Skills for Logistics celebrate the achievements of women making their mark in the sector.
Helen Halpin, Regional Operations Manager of Bulky Bobs from Liverpool, Merseyside has been named as the winner of Woman of the Year.
Helen started work at Bulky Bobs as part of the integral team that set up the operation - collecting waste from local authorities to re-use and recycle as much furniture as possible. After promotion, she now manages the Liverpool, Oldham and Warrington operations, and satellite sites, including a furniture store; leading 51 people in addition to developing and implementing new re-use and recycling activities.

Anne Preston MBE, Chairman of Richard Preston & Son Ltd, from Northallerton, North Yorkshire is winner of the Director of the Year Award sponsored by FTA.
Anne started her career in the haulage business in 1965 from her mother-in-laws front room, becoming Managing Director of the family business a few years later and as such one of the first female MDs of a Transport and Logistics Company in the UK.

Caroline Barber, Programme Manager of Transaid from Chippenham, has been crowned the Rising Star of the Year Award winner, sponsored by Royal Mail.
Caroline joined Wincanton and worked in different roles across the business before becoming a Business Integration Manager, implementing projects on behalf of blue chip companies.  Whilst there she also worked with the International Development Charity, Transaid, completing four short-term voluntary assignments in Ghana and Sri Lanka, the latter helping out after the Tsunami.  

Charlotte Russell, General Manager of GIST People Services, GIST LTD from Basingstoke, Hampshire, has won the Industry Trainer of the Year Award, sponsored by Skills for Logistics.
Starting her career in transport and logistics as a Human Resources Manager, Charlotte worked for a number of third party logistics companies before wholeheartedly embracing the training agenda at Gist, using her experience to implement Gists own in-house training programme.
The Team of the Year Award, sponsored by CEVA Logistics went to Jane Burkitt, Supply Chain Planning Director of PepsiCo International UK from Reading, Berkshire.
Jane believes her determination and focus on results are the reasons for her teams success as well as working with fantastic people in a great environment. She also highlights the inspiring bosses she has had to encourage her along the way.
Lucy Parker, Operations Manager of DHL Supply Chain from Darlington, County Durham has won the Warehousing Award, sponsored by DHL.
Lucy joined DHL on the Argos Home Delivery contract and played a key role in the development of the new site and establishing a new team. Her success in this project led to her promotion to the role of Operations Support Manager in 2007.

Vicky Taylor, Driver for Home Delivery Network from Whiston, Merseyside, is the Commercial Driver of the Year Award winner, sponsored by Motor Transport.
Having been out with a driver for the day as part of her training development, Vicky decided to join the Home Delivery Networks 2,500-strong driver team. After a series of gruelling driver and fitness assessments, she passed with flying colours and now delivers parcels to hundreds of households in the Merseyside area.
These awards highlight the great roles women are excelling at within the industry, a sector which is traditionally dominated by men. These women act as role models to encourage and inspire other women into jobs within the industry, a sector with many diverse career opportunities for women, ranging from operational, distribution and planning roles, to customer service and warehousing. Those women who demonstrate talent can rapidly progress to management level, where the opportunities are endless, and the winners in the MAN everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards are examples of those leading the way.
Maxine Benson MBE, Co-founder and Director of everywoman comments, We have had a phenomenal response this year with even more entries than ever before, so its a really great achievement for Helen to be named Woman of the Year. Its important for women to look as broadly as possible at the various career options available and the Transport and Logistics sector is an area that offers fantastic opportunities for those who are eager to work in management positions and is so often overlooked. Helen is a huge inspiration to other women wanting to work or further their careers in the industry.
Des Evans, CEO MAN Truck & Bus UK Northern Europe said, The achievements of todays winners cannot be underestimated. They have set the very highest standards in their own roles and are an example for anyone thinking of entering the transport and logistics industry. Within our own MAN team we have seen for some time the many benefits women bring into the business, and to be able to support this initiative again this year is both a pleasure and a privilege.
The judging panel for the 2010 MAN everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards this year includes: Rebecca Salt, Group Director of Marketing and Communications at CEVA Logistics; Lesley Parker, Professional Development Manager at CILT UK; Elaine Miller, Operations Director at Wincanton; John Harvey CBE, Chairman of Keswick Enterprises Ltd; Kate Gibbs, Head of Communications at Road Haulage Association Ltd; Jonathan Chadburn, Vice President of Global Retail at DHL; Theo de Pencier, Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association; Valerie Todd, Director of Talent & Resources at Crossrail Ltd; Shane Corbyn, Head of Demand Chain Development at Skills for Logistics; Dave Dodd, Frontline Learning Manager at Royal Mail; Toni Eastwood, OBE, Training & Development Director at everywoman and Janet Entwistle, Managing Director at BT Fleet Ltd.
About everywoman
About everywoman: Founded in September 1999 by Karen Gill and Maxine Benson, everywoman is an organisation dedicated to the empowerment, inspiration and support of women in business in the UK. With 38,000 members and growing it is the UK's largest female business community - the online and offline network is a hive of activity, contact-building and business debate. The events, training and awards programmes are designed to educate, inspire and support both those women who have already started their business journey and those who have yet to set off. Its ambition is to become the worlds largest and most influential female business network, inspiring generations of businesswomen and championing their cause, talents and prospects on a global scale. Karen and Maxine were both awarded the MBE in January 2009 for services to womens enterprise. For more information, please visit:
About MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd
MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd. is the UK subsidiary of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, one of Europes leading truck and bus manufacturers. From 7.5 to 44 tonnes and above, MAN Truck & Bus UK offers a full range of rigids, tippers, drawbars, multi-axles and tractors. A full range of buses and coaches is also available. MAN TopUsed is MAN Truck & Bus UKs dedicated used truck division, and now has in place a nationwide network of MAN TopUsed Regional Centres. MAN and the Defence Procurement Agency have commenced delivery of 7,000+ Support Vehicles for the British Armed Forces. MAN Financial Services is MANs dedicated division set up to control the companys contractual and financial methods of truck acquisition. More and more operators are looking to MAN Financial Services as a business partner. UTP is MANs UpTime Principle, the companys network wide commitment to keeping customers vehicles where they belong on the road and earning money.
About Skills for Logistics
Skills for Logistics is the Sector Skills Council which works alongside companies involved in moving, handling or storing goods. It is a registered charity and an independent, UK-wide organisation run for employers, by employers, to tackle the skills and productivity needs of the logistics sector. Skills for Logistics is owned and led by the industry and has the backing of over 100 of the UK's top freight transport businesses as well as the leading trade bodies. The British Association of Removers, the British International Freight Association, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), the Despatch Association, the Freight Transport Association, the Road Haulage Association, the Transport and General Workers Union, the UK Warehousing Association and the United Road Transport Union all support the organisation. For further information please visit
About DHL Supply Chain
DHL Supply Chain responds to the demands placed on your business by understanding your issues and anticipating logistics needs as the business environment changes. Our customers can rely on the expertise of our global, regional and local teams who are committed to driving continuous improvement to get products to market faster and more efficiently - helping you achieve competitive advantage.
We use our industry and supply chain expertise to turn complex customer requirements into flexible solutions.  From consulting and design, sourcing and transportation through to warehousing, order assembly, distribution and returns, we deliver agile solutions to meet individual supply chain needs.
About Motor Transport

Motor Transport is the number one weekly newspaper in the UK haulage and distribution industry targeting commercial vehicle fleets of 11+ vehicles. The newspaper keeps the industry informed with their annual Fleet Management Conference, providing a benchmark with the Top 100 hauliers, measuring the industry with the Operating Cost Tables and celebrating haulage and distribution with the Motor Transport Awards.
About Royal Mail
Royal Mail Group is unique in reaching everyone in the UK through its mails, Post Office and parcels businesses which directly employ over 181,000 people in the UK. Every working day Royal Mail processes and delivers over 80 million items to 28 million addresses for prices that are amongst the lowest in Europe; each week we serve over 24 million customers through our network of 13,852 Post Office branches and each year our domestic and European parcels businesses General Logistics Systems and Parcelforce Worldwide handle some 390 million parcels.
About CEVA - Making business flow
CEVA Logistics provides world class supply chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies across the globe. As an industry leader, CEVA offers customers complete supply chain design and implementation in contract logistics and freight management, alone or in combination. CEVAs integrated global network has facilities in over 170 countries and more than 46,000 employees; all dedicated to delivering consistently excellent operations and supply chain solutions. For the year ending 31 December 2009, the Group reported revenues of 5.5 billion. For more information, please visit, please visit

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