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Operations Manager Chloe Ball Wins Warehousing Award

July 09, 2021

Celebrating Chloe's award win

Chilled Operations Manager Chloe Ball has become the first Blakemore colleague to win a title at the Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards.

The awards showcase the crucial positions women hold in transport and logistics, demonstrating progression, accomplishment and increasing avenues of opportunity within the industry.

Chloe won the Warehousing Award in the Leader category, an award set up to recognise a female who is 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 recognises the improvements she made in operational performance, customer service and staff development while working in the ambient depot at Willenhall.

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

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

Supply Chain Director Ranald Forbes commented: “Congratulations Chloe on your well-deserved win. These awards are very prestigious in the logistics industry.

“You have shown great commitment and determination to succeed, despite working in a male-dominated sector.

“With women still occupying a minority of leadership roles in the transport and logistics industry, recognising the achievements of females is crucial to attracting more women to the sector and ensuring a strong pipeline of future talent for AFB. I hope this award win inspires more women in logistics to achieve great things.”

At the awards, HR Business Partner Liz Blakemore was also named as a runner up for the Supply Chain Award, which recognises women who are innovating and excelling in their roles within the supply chain environment.

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

Click on the following link to check out all of the event’s winners: 


Liz and Chloe

Logistics Director Andy Grinsell (left) and Supply Chain Director Ranald Forbes (right) celebrate Chloe (centre left) and Liz's (centre right) success at the virtual awards ceremony 


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