Marie Stopes honoured with Best Transport Award
Not-for-profit Marie Stopes International has won the Best Transport Achievement Award 2018 for its extensive efforts over three years to improve the management of its fleet and drivers. Stephan Rausch, Training and Development Manager with UPS, presented the award to Jonathan Baker, Global Fleet Manager with Marie Stopes International.
In accepting the award, Jonathan took delegates on his 3-year journey to improvement, describing the challenges, scale and outcomes of the project. The award ceremony was the culmination of day two of this year’s Annual Fleet Forum Conference. The day started with a plenary session by Damco, a freight forwarding and supply chain management company and division of AP Moller-Maersk. Morten Risgaard, Key Account Manager in Aid and Relief, and Maria Verbeek, Senior Business Development Manager, described to delegates how Damco’s work in emergency relief, such as participating in the Logistics Emergency Teams, provides much-needed support to the humanitarian aid sector.
Delegates then participated in another series of interactive breakout groups that addressed topics such as how to influence safe driver behaviour through the use of smart technology, the fleet management experience of not-for-profit Catholic Relief Services, and the value of preparing for emergencies as evidenced through a highly interactive board game.
During the last plenary session of the conference, Rose van Steijn, Fleet Forum’s Programme Manager, took delegates through the outcomes of a survey taken in March about the need for fleet management services in emergencies.
The last day of the conference ended with the traditional delegate dinner, sponsored this year by Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings.