The Master, Wardens & Consorts were absolutely thrilled to be back with fellow Carmen and Guests at Mansion House for The Carmen Transport Awards Banquet.
The Rt Hon Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Vincent & Amanda Keaveny, Aldermanic Sheriffs & Consorts, Nicholas & Felicity Lyon’s, Alison Gowman & Glenn Hurstfield we’re all in attendance and added immensely to the enjoyment of the event.
Huge thank you to Aldermanic Sheriff Alison Gowman for standing in as guest speaker at the last moment and delivering an extremely relevant, fully engaging speech on road safety. Thank you for all of her help to the Carmen in many various ways, we are truly indebted.
The Award Winners were all truly worthy of the recognition that they received, many congratulations to you all and thank you for the difference you have made in our industry.
JO BAMFORD AND WRIGHTBUS LTD
for saving the sole remaining UK bus manufacturer from collapse and several hundred jobs in a rural area, while creating a new product line of zero emission buses. Besides battery electric products they have championed the use of hydrogen as a source of energy, so as to accelerate the adoption of zero emission vehicles which are easy to fuel and have significant range. Hydrogen buses are now running in London, Scotland and elsewhere.
THE REES JEFFREYS ROAD FUND CHARITY for its 150th anniversary competition. William Rees Jeffreys was born 150 years ago and upon his death left a substantial bequest, administered by the Trust to promote education, research and physical improvements to further the enjoyment of our highways, celebrating his 150th anniversary by running a wide-ranging competition. Schools, universities, small organisations and others were encouraged by the prospect of cash sums to create promising ideas, with a top prize of £150,000
potentially available. Each winner will contribute to furthering our highway enjoyment.
NEW HOLLAND TRACTORS for using imagination and engineering expertise, to create in the UK the world’s first production tractor powered entirely by bio-methane from farm waste. The environmental benefits are 99% less particulate matter and a reduction in CO2 emissions by 10% and overall emissions by 80%. The tractor is also 50% quieter than the diesel equivalent. Farmers can make use of agricultural, animal waste or energy crops to generate the bio-methane which powers the tractor, allowing them to become completely energy self-sufficient using this technology.
THE BROOKLANDS MUSEUM TRUSTEES who were faced in March 2020 with compulsory closure due to Coronavirus, and the extraordinary costs associated with maintaining this large collection of vintage vehicles, aeroplanes and equipment the Trustees, so embarked upon a wide-ranging action plan to save the Museum and continue the conservation of those relics.
They supported the management team in the delivery of cost savings, efficiencies, and the securing of financial help from a range of sources including, in the fullness of time, support from the Arts Council and elsewhere, which ensures the Museum is open to the public once more.
TRACEY FULLER, U.K. Head of CSR BNP Paribas U.K.) , The award recognises all the incredible work she has done and is doing on Sustainability, CSR and Road Safety in the transport industry
JACQUELINE O’DONOVAN, Carmen Liveryman and MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, received the Carmen Lifetime Achievement Award. Jackie is recognised as one of the logistics sectors’ most passionate advocates of employee training and road safety, having assumed control of her father’s business upon his untimely death when she was just 17, ensuring the still family-run waste management business grew steadily over 30+ years, now with 175 employees and a turnover of over £17m. Her policies prioritise her staff’s mental health as well as physical wellbeing, while continually modernising and implementing initiatives that others follow. A Carman since 2017, Jacqueline projects resolute drive, focus and passion, excels as a business leader in a male- dominated industry, and in an active and engaged supporter of many charities.
The venue was magnificent, the meal was superb, the fellowship and fun had was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed the music from the Royal Marines Association Ensemble including the Post Horn Gallop. It was great to see the Loving Cups full of chocolates and lots of theatre and laughter surrounding people getting it right of wrong.
For those who who were there thank you for sharing an amazing evening ……. For those who missed it ……. Book early for next year!