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DB Cargo UK’s Head of Service Design Flies the Flag for Women in Rail Freight after Scooping a National Award

Britain’s leading rail freight operator, DB Cargo UK is delight to announce it’s of Head of Service Design has won a prestigious national award.

Kate Turner (23) beat off stiff competition to be crowned winner of the ‘Above and Beyond’ category at the FTA Everywoman In Transport and Logistics Awards.

The award is presented annually to a woman in the freight industry that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive an organisations success.

Kate was nominated for the award by her team for all the support she offered them during large organisational changes made at DB Cargo UK in 2017. 

Hans-Georg Werner, CEO at DB Cargo UK said: “Kate is an extremely deserving winner of this award. DB Cargo UK has an aspiration to lead the next generation of rail freight here in the UK and Kate’s award is a great step towards us achieving this.”

Kate Turner said: “I am completely overwhelmed with my nomination but also with the amount of support and congratulations I have had from colleagues and other companies within logistics. This is a huge achievement and being recognised for all my efforts I am massively grateful. The support and guidance DB Cargo UK has provided so far in my career is fantastic.

“This award will help me in the future as it has spurred me on to continue spreading the word that Rail Freight is a fantastic Industry to be in for all genders, hard work is recognised and rewarded. I am presenting in schools and colleges to market Rail Freight and this award will be definitely something I will take with me to show what can be achieved.”

Kate joined DB Cargo UK in 2012 as a Planning and Resource Apprentice before working her way through the management ranks in Production to the Head of Service Design role in January 2017.