Safer Travel Wins National Award
Here Princess Anne Awards Travel West Midlands The Trophy
Many people in Wednesfield and Wolverhampton will know about the fact that I also work for Travel West Midlands. Last week I had to attend an Awards ceremony in London where Safer Travel the public safety initiative gained first place.
The winners of this year’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Annual Awards for Excellence were unveiled at the prestigious London awards event in the presence of the Institute's Patron, HRH the Princess Royal. Many of the best-known names in the world of logistics and transport attended the popular Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner on Thursday 12th October. The event, held at London’s Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, was hosted by award-winning TV and radio broadcaster John Suchet.
The Institute’s awards are designed to promote and encourage best practice within logistics and transport. They recognise the achievements of both individuals and organisations and reflect many of the Institute’s objectives.
Phil Bateman Corporate Affairs Director said the whole evening was very exciting and was run very professionally. The atmosphere was certainly building as we approached the ‘Safety’ category that TWM’s ‘Safer Travel’ initiative had been entered for. We were excited and very proud that the work that we had been involved with in trying to keep crime off the West Midlands Bus & Tram network had been recognised. But we were simply ‘over the moon’ to hear announced that we had won! HRH the Princess Royal presented the trophy. Princess Anne asked about the work of ‘Safer Travel’, our initiative to drive crime off the local bus and tram services. I explained how it has been one of the UK’s leading initiatives to reduce crime and bad behaviour on one the biggest bus and tram network’s in the country for nearly 8 years. It was a very exciting night and one that Travel West Midlands will remember for a very long time!”
Note for Editors
The two other finalists for the Safety Award were Cemex UK Operations and Centrica PLC
The TWM ‘Safer Travel’ Initiative is going into its eighth year; it is a partnership with West Midlands Police and British Transport Police along with other Agencies. It is designed to make Bus & Tram journeys safer.
Travel West Midlands is part of the giant National Express Group.
Article Date: 15th October 2006