FDBusiness.com

Logistics industry crowns top female and female-friendly business

 Breaking News
  • AllinAll Ingredients Officially Opens New €5 Million Facility in Dublin An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD (pictured above left), has officially opened AllinAll Ingredient’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing and Research and Development facility in Rosemount, Dublin. The company, which has been in the food industry for over 20 years, develops and manufactures ingredients, sauces and blends for the processed food market. Its R&D lead team have developed [...]...
  • Starbucks Extends Strategic Partnership With Arla Foods After seven years of a successful business partnership, Starbucks has a new strategic licensing agreement with the farmer-owned dairy co-operative Arla Foods. The two companies have signed a long-term 21-year strategic agreement, giving Arla Foods license to continue to manufacture, distribute and market Starbucks premium milk-based ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages for the EMEA region (Europe, [...]...
  • Dual Quality of Food – European Commission Releases Common Testing Methodology The European Commission has just released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU. The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s Science and Knowledge service, has developed a common methodology to allow national consumer authorities to carry out tests comparing the composition and characteristics of food products sold [...]...
  • Müller Launches FRijj Ambient Range Müller has introduces FRijj with a longer lasting ambient recipe for the first time. The new FRijj ambient range is being produced at Müller’s Severnside site, which has benefited from substantial investment to create a new centre of excellence for milk drinks and fresh cream. Müller intends to use the increased capabilities at Severnside and across [...]...
  • Irish Gin Exports Up 433% in First Quarter of 2018 New CSO figures reveal that the value of Irish gin exports grew by a whopping 433 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the first quarter of 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, exports of Irish gin were valued at €935,000, compared to just €175,000 in the first quarter of 2017. [...]...

Logistics industry crowns top female and female-friendly business

July 12
11:10 2012

Women in Logistics has unveiled its first two annual award winners at a glittering ceremony which also raised £8,000 for charity Transaid

Adele Waite, general manager of a $1.25bn global contract for DHL, who has driven growth of return on capital employed by 740% for her organisation, scooped the award for outstanding individual achievement.

The corporate title went to Premier Farnell – a global, multi-channel distributor whose chief executive, Harriet Green, was named in the FT’s Top 50 Women in Business and which also employs a female chair and head of global supply.

It was a night of celebration orchestrated by Women in Logistics, a not-for-profit networking and support group which aims to aid and assist the careers of women in the sector..

Established in 2008, the group already has more than 2,800 male and female members supporting the cause – which created a sizeable task when whittling down to a final shortlist.

Ruth Waring FCILT, founder of the organisation said:

“We were bowled over by both the volume and calibre of entries for our first awards. It’s a shame that each category can only have one winner but Adele and Premier Farnell can be very proud of their awards, knowing that they were hotly contested and well-deserved.”

Judging duties were undertaken by Dr Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management. The eventual winners of the individual award, sponsored by The Forton Group and the corporate award. sponsored by Hays Logistics were chosen by public vote through the Women in Logistics website in advance of the ceremony.

David Haslam presented the Woman of the Year award in memory of his mother, Jean Haslam . Jean Haslam was the first female and the first non-American to be voted the best transport manager in the US army and the first woman to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport.

Those gathered on the night also enjoyed a raffle with 17 prizes and donated more than £8,000 to Transaid, the chosen charity of Women in Logistics which tackles poverty and disadvantage by building transport skills and knowledge to the developing world.

Founder Ruth Waring added:

“It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening which has done a lot to raise the profile of females in the logistics industry as well as raise a huge sum for charity. I have never seen a dancefloor fill up so quickly.

“It is the first awards ceremony we have organised and the feedback has been fantastic. We are looking forward to being able to honour women in the industry for many years to come – but for now we are celebrating the achievements of our two winners and the incredible work they are doing in this sector.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 17, 2018The Excellence of Italian Food and Wine (Bellavita Expo)
  • June 25, 2018Packaged., The 7th Global Summit
  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements