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Chloe Ball and Liz Blakemore Shortlisted for Logistics Awards

May 14, 2021

Awards shortlist announced

Chilled Operations Manager Chloe Ball and HR Business Partner Liz Blakemore have been named as finalists in this year’s Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards.

The finalists comprise 66 of the most outstanding individuals working in the transport and logistics industry today.

From freight and retail to automotive, maritime and air transport, the finalists showcase the crucial positions women hold in transport and logistics, demonstrating progression, accomplishment and increasing avenues of opportunity within the industry.

ChloeChloe has been shortlisted for the Warehousing Award, which will be awarded to two women who are excelling in their role within a warehousing environment.

Chloe joined A.F. Blakemore in 2013 as an Administration Assistant and was the first female to qualify for AFB’s People with Potential training programme in 2015. From Warehouse Team Leader she was promoted to Warehouse Supervisor, then Shift Manager and Ambient Warehouse Manager in 2019. She has now been seconded into the position of Chilled Operations Manager at Willenhall. 

Chloe’s award shortlisting comes in recognition of the improvements she has made in operational performance, customer service and staff development in the ambient depot.

In the last year Chloe processed a 13% increase in stock volume on the previous year and made a 12% improvement on costs. An improvement of processes internally has also seen a 50% reduction in customer claims over the last two years.

The last colleague survey recorded a 94% job satisfaction rate in her department, the highest satisfaction score ever achieved in this area.

LizLiz, meanwhile, has been shortlisted for the Supply Chain Award, which will be given to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment.

Liz joined A.F. Blakemore in 2012 as a Community Affairs Officer and helped develop a nationally recognised community engagement programme for the company.

Since being appointed Logistics HR Business Partner in 2019, she has been working in partnership with the Logistics division to create and drive people plans and strategies.

Liz’s focus on colleague health and wellbeing has supported a 69% reduction in long-term absence and an overall improvement in attendance of 30%.

Working with operational management, Liz has promoted apprenticeship schemes and the reorganisation of part-time and flexible working, as well as re-designed recruitment strategy and colleague inductions. Collectively, these actions have contributed to an overall productivity increase of 17% across the supply chain. The number of women employed in traditionally male-dominated roles across the operation has increased by 75%.

Supply Chain Director Ranald Forbes commented: “The Covid-19 crisis has thrown the critical role of transport and logistics into the spotlight as never before.

“These awards are very prestigious in the logistics industry, and it is a significant achievement just to make the shortlist. Congratulations Chloe and Liz on all your achievements and good luck at the awards ceremony.”

Established in 1999, Everywoman is recognised globally as a professional organisation that drives the development of women at all levels. The Transport and Logistics Awards will be held virtually on 8th July.

All of the awards finalists are listed at https://everywomanforum.com/mpage/everywoman-in-transport-and-logistics-awards-finalists.

 

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