Corby warehouse manager shortlisted in Amazon's everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
Laura Morrison, general manager at Wincanton, is one of 66 finalists being celebrated for keeping the country moving
A warehouse manager from Corby is up for a top award celebrating the women keeping the country moving in times of change.
Laura Morrison, general manager at Wincanton from Corby, has been announced as a finalist for The Warehousing Award – Above and Beyond, which is awarded to a woman who is excelling in their role within a warehousing environment.
She is one of 66 finalists in the Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards.
Representing all sectors of the industry - from freight and retail to automotive, maritime and air transport, this year’s finalists showcase the crucial positions women hold in transport and logistics, demonstrating progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity.
The transport and logistics workforce is one of the largest and, as the pandemic has shown, one of the most vital in the UK, with more than one million employees.
While more women have taken up senior roles since the awards launched 14 years ago, they still only account for 20 per cent of workers, showing that there is still more work to be done to attract women to careers in the industry.
Maxine Benson MBE, co-Founder of everywoman, said: “We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2021 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.
"The events of the past year provided the transport and logistics industry with myriad challenges, from skyrocketing demands for home deliveries and keeping staff safe, to coping with plummeting passenger numbers.
"It is an industry that has risen to the challenge thanks in no small part to the incredible talent of its female workers.
"In our finalists we see the passion, dedication, skills and leadership that has kept transport and logistics dynamic and resilient, and that kept the country moving in the most unprecedented of times.”
Jonatan Gal, Amazon’s UK operations director, said: “Amazon is proud to support the everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards and to recognise, highlight and celebrate the
exceptional women who over the last year, have worked tirelessly to keep Britain moving at a time when customers have needed this industry more than ever.
"As a company it is important to us to inspire women to continue to drive innovation and new ways of thinking and to develop fulfilling careers by providing opportunities for all.
"I would like to congratulate all the worthy finalists and wish them good luck for the awards.”
The winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on July 8, 2021.
For the full list of 2021 awards finalists click here.