The Wales transport sector is the backbone of the Welsh economy directly employing more than 40,000 people and supporting thousands more through the wider supply chain. Keeping our country moving across more than 1,000 miles of trunk roads and motorways, the sector boasts a vibrant hub of industries including logistics, recovery, haulage and public transport. The Wales Transport Awards will celebrate the nation’s outstanding achievements throughout the industry’s sectors with the winners announced at a gala dinner in the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel In November 2019.

Our Judges

  • Photo of Denise Lovering

    Denise Lovering

    Head judge for the Wales Transport Awards and former chair of the Welsh Freight Council. Having joined Bedwas-based Glenside Commercials Ltd in 1994, Denise played a leading role in building and growing the business from a team of 4 people with a turnover of £100,000 to a workforce of almost 100 with annual sales exceeding £13 million today.

  • Photo of Gavin Edwards

    Gavin Edwards

    Managing director of The Caldicot Group, one of the UK's leading vehicle recovery and maintenance agencies specialising in roadworks and vehicle recovery. Operating a UK and pan-European network that supports more than 500 businesses

  • Photo of Sally Gilson

    Sally Gilson

    Head of Skills, Freight Transport Association 
    Sally has worked for FTA for seven years, focusing on skills, apprenticeships and raising the profile of the logistics sector. Sally has helped create new qualifications and develop the Trailblazer Apprenticeships for LGV drivers and Transport Managers. 

  • Photo of Dr Andrew Potter

    Dr Andrew Potter

    Andrew Potter is a Reader in Logistics and Transport at Cardiff Business School and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He also provides regular commentary to the Welsh media on transport issues.

  • Photo of Scott Waddington

    Scott Waddington

    Chair of Transport for Wales. He was the Chief Executive of privately owned Welsh brewer and pub company, SA Brain for 17 years. Scott was Chair of the CBI for Wales during 2010 and 2011. He was Wales Commissioner to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills for 5 years from April 2012 and chaired the Wales Employment and Skills Board.

  • Photo of Liz Brookes

    Liz Brookes

    Liz founded Grapevine Event Management in March 2011 and it is now one of the most well recognised corporate events companies in Wales delivering high quality creative and innovative events. Liz is the founder of the Wales Transport Awards.