Bedford woman announced as finalist in Transport & Logistics Awards

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Sarah Weller, Commercial Director at UK Truck & Plant Group, from Bedford, has been announced as a finalist in the 2024 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. Sarah is a finalist in the Sustainability Champion category, sponsored by DSV.

The finalists for the 2024 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced. Now in their 17th year, the awards were launched to shine a spotlight on the varied and increasing avenues of opportunities available in the traditionally male-dominated industry and celebrate the important role that women play within it. Despite industry progress, only 23% of the industry’s 1.5million employees identify as women, more than half of these women are in non-transport roles, and alarmingly 54% of organisations lack formal targets, commitments, or quotas for gender diversity.

Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman said: “Studies consistently demonstrate that diverse teams foster greater creativity, problem-solving abilities, employee engagement, and overall profitability within organizations. The economic benefits of equalising the labour force could lead to potential gains of 10% of GDP by 2030.

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"Attracting, retaining, and advancing women has the power to fuel progress, unlock innovation and drive growth, not just for organisations but for the UK economy. Now in our 25th year, everywoman continues to play a significant part in recognising exceptional women whose innovation, skills, resilience, and leadership will inspire future generations of women to fulfil their career ambitions in vibrant and dynamic industries. We thank our sponsors for their continued support and look forward to celebrating these exceptional women.”

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2023 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

Sarah has been with UKT&P for 8 years, where she manages the largest independent Truck & Plant maintenance facility in the Home Counties. Her responsibilities include overseeing specialist mechanics for sweepers, plant (excavators & construction machinery), light commercials, heavy goods vehicles, and trailers, as well as the inspection of lifting equipment (hiabs, grabs, tail lifts) and fleet cars. Additionally, she manages a mixed fleet of cars, vans, HGVs, and Plant across the southeast region, including planned maintenance inspections, MOT testing, preparation, IVA processing, notifiable alterations, and addressing general breakdowns on a day-to-day basis, totalling over 700 vehicles.

There will be two winners per category (Leader and Above & Beyond) and one recipient of the Tech Innovator, International Inspiration, Industry Champion, Male Agent of Change, Apprentice of the Year, and Sustainability Champion.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and luncheon held on 27th June 2024 at the brand-new location of the Park Plaza London Riverbank. For further information, or to book tickets for this networking event and celebration, visit

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