Judges agreed that NOVUS’ Operations Manager, Bethany Fovargue is clearly a very driven individual and was a fitting winner for the 2019 Talent in Logistics Awards Industry Ambassador of the Year accolade. As an inspiration to the profession, she uses her exposure, contributing to publications, judging awards and speaking at conferences, to encourage companies to get involved in a variety of initiatives. As well as this, she volunteers with Think Logistics, managing project work between CILT, FTA, Abbey Logistics, Career Ready and NOVUS itself.
Within her role at NOVUS, she manages eight universities, 23 sponsors and around 140 students. In order to extend the number of universities and increase pupil engagement opportunities, she works with multiple partners to create a significant logistics footprint in the education space, inspiring young people to learn about the supply chain and helping companies with staff training.
Bethany is also an active member of the Women in Logistics steering committee, an organisation that became a CILT forum in 2018. Bethany believes that the two organisations will be stronger together, promoting equality and diversity through a number of projects and events. Having retained responsibility for the Women in Logistics annual conference, Bethany is passionate about encouraging women to connect, engage and inspire each other in the profession.
Combining her passion for logistics and education, Bethany was recently named as one of only six “Outside Influencers” in SHD Logistics Magazine’s “Logistics 100 2019”, runner up for the Everywoman in Logistics and Transport award for Industry Champion in 2018 and was crowned winner of the Multimodal Woman of the Year award in 2015.
Having juggled multiple partnerships across multiple target audiences, Bethany truly has proved to be an inspiration within the logistics sector, and so picked up the 2019 Talent in Logistics Industry Ambassador of the Year award in June. Speaking to us on the night of the awards, she said “I am thrilled to have won Industry Ambassador 2019, a testament to the hard work of NOVUS and its universities in inspiring the next generation of supply chain professionals. I am doubly proud this evening, as one of our Aston University graduates, Tienne Oates, has secured “Rising Star 2019” – a fabulous demonstration of the talent that NOVUS is committed to delivering to the sector!”
Her passion for inspiring the next generation of logistics professionals is evident in all the extracurricular work she undertakes; she truly is an industry ambassador, having taken on the role as a voice who actively works to grow and shape the industry, delivering positive impacts.
If this sounds like something you, your colleague or your manager is achieving, then it’s time to enter the Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 Industry Ambassador of the Year category. Entry dates for the 2020 Awards will be announced in the upcoming months. Find out more about the category here.