Lancashire based technology business, Triscan Systems was again extremely pleased to sponsor the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Student of the Year award. At a glittering gala dinner, held at Cranage Hall Hotel, Cheshire, outstanding achievers in the transport and logistics industry in the North West were recognised, including Ben Gilligan of FirstGroup.

Ben was delighted to be recognised in this, one of two categories for which he was nominated. “As UK Bus Performance Director, I was primarily focused on improving punctuality and reliability of bus services across the UK and my studies, part of my MBA programme, centred on the implementation of new procedures for measuring and managing punctuality. These were designed to standardise the approach across the country and make sure that companies were working in the most effective way when trying to bring about changes”.

Sir Moir Lockhead, chief executive of transport operator FirstGroup and CILT President presented the awards at the prestigious event, which was hosted by senior BBC television journalist Dave Guest.

Simon Reynish, chairman of the CILT’s North West region, said: “These awards recognise the contribution these people make to the industry, which is a key sector in the North West economy. It’s heartening to see such a high standard of entrants and that bodes well for the future.”

Ben Gilligan was also nominated for CILT Young Manager of the Year. Both acknowledgements come just as he is moving into his new role as Operations Director. Triscan Key Account Director Keven Emery, who deals with FirstGroup across all of their UK operations, commented “I wish Ben well in his new role with First West and North Yorkshire. As one of Triscan’s largest customers, I will hopefully be able to support Ben with performance measurement in the areas of fuel management and CO2 reduction”.

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