Leeds-based transport technology company BigChange has announced that CEO Martin Port has become the latest Ambassador for Transaid.
Transaid is an international development organisation that transforms lives through safe, available and sustainable transport. In January, BigChange became Transaid's newest corporate member; joining a number of other key companies – ranging from vehicle manufacturers to some of the largest fleet operators – to commit to long-term support to the industry's official charity.
Martin Port has already facilitated a wide variety of vital and generous support to Transaid and even got the chance to see the impact of their programmes first-hand when he joined a group of Transaid supporters to visit Zambia this March. There he met a range of stakeholders, from health facility staff to community members in Serenje, where Transaid's MAMaZ Against Malaria programme has made a huge difference in increasing access to treatment for people with severe malaria. He also visited the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Lusaka, gaining a close-up insight to Transaid's professional driver training projects.
Now Martin Port has put himself forward as a Transaid Ambassador, committing to Transaid's cause and making a difference by raising the charity's profile within the industry.
"It is a real honour and privilege to become a Transaid Ambassador and join a great team of people all focused on promoting the incredible work Transaid carry out," said Martin Port.
Transaid's Corporate Partnerships Officer Jade Ashby-Rozier commented, "Transaid is very much looking forward to welcoming Martin on board and to building on the incredible support we have already received from him and his organisation".
Based in Leeds, BigChange was established in 2013 and caters to businesses of all sizes with its all-in-one system for planning, managing, scheduling and tracking the mobile workforce and transport operations.