30 November 2017

Royal Armouries, Leeds



A new confidence is growing in the north of England, with transport set to play a leading role in revitalising the economy.

The 2nd Annual North of England Transport Awards are about bringing the industry together to celebrate its achievements in providing efficient, high quality transport services across the region.

The awards aim to reward and encourage innovation and excellence and help disseminate the very best practice throughout the north of England.

We welcome entries from local authorities, combined authorities and all organisations involved in transport in the North of England including the public, private and voluntary sectors.


18:15 Drinks Reception
19:00 Keynote: John Cridland CBE, Chair, Transport for the North
19:20 Dinner
21:00 After Dinner Speaker: Steph McGovern, BBC Presenter
21:30 North of England Transport Awards Presentation
22:30 Close

 The dress code for the awards is Lounge Suit. 



John Cridland CBE

John Cridland CBE
Transport for the North

John Cridland CBE recently joined Transport for the North as the new independent Chair where he plays a leading role in transforming northern connectivity, working with business leaders and northern transport authorities, along with Highways England, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd and the DfT.

Formerly Director-General of the Confederation of British Industries, a post which he held for five years, Mr Cridland has been as a major voice for the business community for over a decade, representing the interests of British business to government, on public platforms and in the media.

Mr Cridland was awarded a CBE for services to business in 2006.


Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern
BBC Presenter

Over the past ten years Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world, from international finance summits to small business success stories. She's now established as part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily, and also regularly taking to the sofa as main co-host.

Steph's duties on Breakfast include leaving the studio and meeting first-hand those on Britain's business frontline. Speaking to factory workers and FTSE CEOs, Steph's mission is to uncover and explain what's going on in the real economy. As well as Breakfast, Steph also presents business and finance programmes on 5Live and Radio 4.
Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph's first TV appearance was on a programme about women in science. She had just won the title of Young Engineer for Britain, after saving Black & Decker over £1million on a design for their Leaf Hog product. This led to work experience on Tomorrow's World (whilst at university) and, eventually, to producing the financial news on Radio 4's Today programme which saw her covering Conrad Black's trial in Chicago and the biofuels industry from Brazil.

During the financial crash Steph was the lead producer of business news on all BBC bulletins, working with business editor Robert Peston at the forefront of the award-winning coverage of the credit crunch and banking crisis. She soon began broadcasting herself, presenting on 5Live's On The Money and hosting her own feature - Steph's Sunday Shift - where she spent time in over 50 different workplaces across the UK, including a gas rig in the Irish Sea, an air traffic control centre and a nuclear power station. She also presented business news on Chris Evans's Radio 2 show.


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