Anna sets an example for other women


A woman boss has been recognised for the impact she has had on a Milton Keynes charity.

Anna Whitty, chief executive of Milton Keynes Community Transport has been awarded Director of the Year at the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.

London’s Savoy was filled with business leaders to celebrate the successes of women in the transport and logistics sector.

Anna dedicated the award to those who are isolated and housebound, the people that we provide transport for that cannot access mainstream transport.

She was nominated by Nikki Short at RBS. Nikki, senior relationship nanager at Natwest said: “As ECT charity’s Relationship Manager at Natwest I have been so impressed by the success Anna has brought to the charity. The journey she has been on with the organisation demonstrates what an exceptional businesswoman she is and a truly inspirational role model for other women pursuing a career in the sector. I nominated her because I wanted this to be recognised and I am delighted that the judges agreed!”

Anna was hailed by judges as an “outstanding business woman” and a huge role model to the business.

She was appointed CEO in 2008, restructuring ECT and transforming it into one of the country’s leading community transport providers. Anna led ECT’s partnership with 24 community transport operators to provide the Accessible Shuttles service for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, involving 150 vehicles, 100,000 journeys, over 500 drivers and 200 additional staff.

The awards programme was founded to raise awareness of the career opportunities in the industry, with the ambition to increase the number of women entering into the sector as a career choice and inspiring them to excel.