Hartlepool Asda manager picks up warehouse award

FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2015.
FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2015.

A woman from Hartlepool has won the national warehousing category in the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.

Joanne Harrison, who is a warehouse shift manager at Asda has been working for the supermarket chain for 20 years.

Started on the delicatessen counter and studying at the same time, after her degree she went to work in Asda’s head office in Leeds as a store analyst.

Working her way up in the retail ladder, Joanne was promoted to a store manager. Deciding this wasn’t for her, she moved into logistics.

Hundreds of big named businesses attended the event that was held in London.

The awards were judged by business leaders like Asda, Network Rail, Hermes, Royal Mail Group , Freight Transport Association and the UK Warehouse Association.

FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards has been going for eight years, in the hope of raising the profile for women in the working industry of transport and logistics.

Since Joanne joined the depot she has increased morale on the floor and worked hard to improve rotation and has prioritised mentoring and developing others.

This in turn has ensured her team of managers get the best possible value from their labour deployment day to day.

Women who are selected to win the award are classed to be the finest in their fields.

Whether in engineering, drivers or managers who go above and beyond their job.

Joanne likes to think of herself as role model and an inspiration for other women who think it isn’t possible to be successful.