Anne-Marie Penny and Mark Cartwright win Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety.
Anne-Marie Penny and Mark Cartwright from National Highways were presented the Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022, for their incredible commitment to road safety.
Anne-Marie Penny, senior road safety policy advisor at National Highways, steered the development of the Driving for Better Business into a far-reaching campaign, which now influences more than 4.5 million drivers through organisations engaged with the programme.
In previous roles, she led teams in Kent as the motorcycle safety officer, road safety development manager and the partnership manager for Kent & Medway Safety Cameras and won two Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards for her work there. In 2013 Anne-Marie hosted Prince Michael to showcase the work of all the partners in Kent highlighting their successful collaborative approach to reducing road crash casualties, and for three years Anne-Marie hosted the FIA Foundation International Road Safety Scholarship bringing together the future road safety leaders from around the world. As a trustee for the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), a charity working in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus, Anne-Marie worked to facilitate cross-border projects focusing on sustainable transport and road safety.
As head of commercial vehicle incident prevention at National Highways, Mark Cartwright has developed new and effective initiatives to improve driver safety, including the comprehensive Van Driver Toolkit, which provides free, straightforward advice to drivers and their supervisors and managers. Mark also spearheaded development of the innovative CALM Driver programme to help drivers manage stress. The programme has been accessed by more than 200,000 drivers since its launch and is credited with having helped avert a number of driver suicides.
The awards judges praised Anne-Marie and Mark for each having an impressive individual track record for helping to make significant improvements to road safety for organisations at home in the UK and further afield. Now that they have combined forces at National Highways, they are an even greater force for good.
Anne-Marie Penny said: “From small beginnings in road safety in 2003 I’m honoured to have received this award from Brake. It’s a huge privilege to work to save lives on the road. I’m grateful to all those who have inspired and encouraged me along the way and I’m very proud now to work with great people in National Highways and beyond who share the same passion to improve safety on our roads.”
Malcom Maycock, retired managing director, Licence Bureau Ltd, said: “I have had the fortune to know Mark since his days at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and his brainchild ‘Van Excellence’. Mark fully understands the need to make the roads safer and through the schemes he has launched, steered, and personally promoted, has changed the landscape and made as many people as he could aware that simple changes in mindset and culture can both save lives and money in the business arena. A fantastic advocate for Brake, a truly honest broker and someone who makes change happen.”
Anne-Marie Penny and Mark Cartwright were presented the Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022. The award, sponsored by Samsara, celebrates the individual or organisation that goes above and beyond in their commitment to road safety, both in work and the wider community.