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Stagecoach East Midlands Managing Director shortlisted for top female national awards

08 Jun 2017

A leading woman in the travel industry has been shortlisted for a national award that celebrates successful women in business.

Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director at Stagecoach East Midlands, has been named as a finalist in the Passenger Award category at the 2017 FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. The category, which has an overall shortlist of three, recognises the accomplishments of women who have demonstrated improvements in the customer experience delivered by their company.

Stagecoach East Midlands Commercial Director Dave Skepper nominated Michelle after she led a number of influential campaigns which helped revolutionise the marketing of the business by focusing on people. In addition, she has improved the sales at key locations, increased profitability and created a positive organisational culture. 

Michelle said: “I am absolutely delighted to be nominated for such a great award. There are so many strong and successful women working in this industry and these awards truly recognise their fantastic achievements. I feel honoured to be included in this special group of finalists and I look forward to celebrating with all the other nominees on the 21st June.”   

In its 10th year, the awards programme was first established to shine a light on women excelling in their careers. Celebrating both successful industry leaders and those individuals at any stage in their career who have gone ‘above and beyond’, the awards will also present the Industry Champion Award. This will recognise an individual who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics. 

This isn’t the first time that the team at Stagecoach East Midlands has been recognised for their outstanding achievements. At the UK Bus Awards 2016, the company was shortlisted in the Top Shire Operator and the Bus and Community categories. 

Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, said: “In the decade since everywoman created these awards to celebrate women working in transport and logistics, there have been significant changes in the industry landscape, not least in an increased focus from all sectors to attract more talented women to it. These awards continue to play a critical role in demonstrating the breadth and variety of careers transport and logistics has to offer women. This year’s finalists are all great role models and ambassadors for the industry and we wish them all continued success.”
Michelle joins 32 of the most inspirational role models in the UK’s transport and logistics industry. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 21st June in London.