The finalists are spread across six award categories and represent some of the most outstanding people working in transport and logistics.
The six finalists are:
- Customer / Passenger Award – Above and Beyond: Tracey Rostron, Distribution Centre Manager, Wincanton Public & Industrial
- The Industry Champion Award: Nikki Foley, Contract Manager, Wincanton Digital and eFulfilment
- The Infrastructure Award – Above & Beyond: Rachel Gilbey, Managing Director, Wincanton General Merchandise
- The Supply Chain Award – Above and Beyond: Kathy Cooke, Head of Operations, Wincanton Grocery
- The Warehousing Award – Above and Beyond: Laura Morrison, Head of Operations, Wincanton Grocery
- Leader: Emma Bowden, Distribution Centre Manager, Wincanton Grocery
Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics. The awards showcase progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Women still only account for 20% of the 1.7 million people working in transport and logistics. This is why these awards play such an important role in highlighting success stories, shifting perceptions and creating role models to inspire future female talent.
Sally Austin, chief people officer at Wincanton, said:
During this past year our colleagues have found themselves in the spotlight as logistics heroes. Now, more than ever before, we need to encourage talented women to join our industry.
Congratulations to our colleagues for achieving a place in the final. We are proud to see these women share their inspirational stories and wish them every success.
Wincanton aspires to develop a culture where our people feel valued, enabling them to be their best. Creating an inclusive working environment is vital in ensuring we attract and retain the best talent possible.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 8 July.