Wincanton’s Tienne Oates Wins Rising Star Of The Year 2019

Now here is a truly rising, and shooting, star that is paving the way for the next generation of professionals. As a graduate from Aston University, Tienne Oates is one passionate and inspiring individual, looking for ways to engage with emerging talent across the supply chain. Proving that she stands out from the crowd and making real differences to the sector, she picked up the title for Rising Star of the Year at the Talent in Logistics Awards in June 2019.

Whilst undertaking her everyday role as Logistics Project Manager at Wincanton, Tienne also involves herself in extra-curricular activities, demonstrating her desire to go above and beyond to succeed personally and professionally.

As a member of the West Midlands CILT committee as their Next Generation representative, this role allows her to shape CILT events to be inclusive and exciting for Millennials, Generation Z and Y. Tienne is also engaged in the NOVUS programme and has acted as an assessor at the University of Portsmouth, supporting the on-boarding of students onto the programme. As well as this, she is also the NOVUS poster person, volunteering to be the face of NOVUS for banners, leaflets and the website.

This combination of involvement in a wide variety of initiatives has given Tienne the opportunity to speak at conferences encouraging organisations to attract, recruit and retain young professionals to secure the next generation of talent in the sector. With her passion, poise and panache she was also recently named as a “Rising Star” in SHD Logistics Magazine’s “Logistics 100”.  

Tienne’s commitment to logistics as a profession will sure see her grow into an inspirational leader of the future. Speaking to her at the 2019 Talent in Logistics Awards, she was extremely delighted to be named as Rising Star of the Year and said: “This is a great achievement for me as I only recently graduated and my aim was to make my mark in the industry, which I hope I’m doing! To be recognised in a category with so many other up and coming members of the sectors is an honour in itself.

“I am currently on the Wincanton graduate scheme, so I will soon be moving placements which I am incredibly excited about. Over the next two years, I would love to be able to finish my graduate scheme and secure a senior management role.

“My aim is to get more younger people involved in the industry, logistics is such a hidden sector that young people don’t realise that there are so many options within so many different businesses that all have a logistics requirement, however through the use of Think Logistics and NOVUS it is providing young people with the information and guidance that they need.”

If you believe that you are pushing yourself to stand out from the crowd and make real differences to your company and the sector as a whole, then it’s time to enter the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 Rising Star of the Year category. Entry dates for the 2020 Awards will be announced in the upcoming months. Find out more about the category here.