Worshipful Company of Carmen

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Transport Awards Presented in 2020

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CARMEN’S VIVA SHIELD

The Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Viva Shield is the Company’s premier award. Founded in 1956, it honours transport innovation, improvement or development, in Europe, up to and including the current year. It comprises a silver mounted shield, with winners’ details on the plinth, held for one year only, and a framed citation, retained by the winner. The award for 2019 is presented to: 

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

for the 4 Lines Modernisation Project, involving new signalling, new trains and new technology to run trains closer together safely, enabling old to co-exist with new, paving the way for the automatic operation of the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City and District Lines, with minimum disruption to services, delivering 192 new air-conditioned trains, new track and drainage, with trackside and on-train equipment, all of which will lead to more frequent and faster services and more capacity for London’s growing population.

 

THE CARMEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

Founded in 2003, this award recognises a measurably significant project which helps to create a cleaner, quieter, healthier or aesthetically more pleasing transport environment, while facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods in the United Kingdom over the past two years. It comprises a shield, with winner's name engraved, held for a year, and this citation, and for 2019 the award is given to:

OXFORD CITY COUNCIL

for its significant contribution to a £41m worldwide hybrid energy storage system project, in association with Pivot Power, through the Energy Superhub Oxford installation at Cowley, to store and re-supply electricity, to heat homes, enable electrification of local taxis, support and increase the Council’s electric vehicle fleet, itself part of the Council’s commitment to zero carbon – a pioneering initiative by a British city. 

 

The HERBERT CROW MEMORIAL AWARD

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 2000, the Carmen’s Herbert Crow Memorial Award honours achievement in transport scholarship, management systems, training, research, authorship and publication, or any other knowledge-enhancing transport activity. It comprises the Herbert Crow Memorial Cup, displayed by the Company, and a silver gilt medal and framed citation, to be retained. The 2019 winner is:

ALLISON KEMP

the third generation of her family to work in transport and logistics who, alongside running her own company, A.I.M. Commercial Services Ltd, donates time to help inspire the next generation, ensuring more young people understand the sector and the vital role it plays, by going into the classroom with pupils in year 10 and 11 to give them an insight into potential career paths the industry has to offer, with practical tasks that highlight how goods are transported around the world. She is a truly effective ambassador for the industry.

 

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CARMEN’S AWARD OF MERIT

The Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Award of Merit was founded in 1988, and recognises outstanding achievement in the United Kingdom or overseas in the sphere of transport by an individual or team, and comprises an engraved silver gilt medal and citation. The award for 2019 is given to:

ANDY SAVAGE

who has combined a passion for historic railways with a long career with British Rail and its successors, working tirelessly to improve safety, identifying and implementing new opportunities in civil engineering while guiding the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways as major heritage operations and significant tourist attractions, also as Deputy Chief Inspector of the Rail Accident Branch and now as Executive Director of the Railway Heritage Trust, keeping railways safe and ensuring future generations can enjoy preserved lines’ history and their fabric, structures and buildings.

 

NOTE

The SIR HENRY ROYCE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AWARD

and

The CARMEN’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

have not been made in 2020 for 2019.