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Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award 2020 – shortlist announced

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Cox Automotive UK has revealed the shortlist for its Barbara Cox “Woman of the Year” Award which recognises a woman who is an inspiration for women pursuing a career in the automotive industry.

Now in its second year, and run in partnership with AM and Fleet News, the award attracted a record number of entries.

The five women in the running for the prestigious title have been revealed as:

  • Karen Bickerstaff (Mervyn Stewart)
  • Leanne Christmas (BMW Financial Services)
  • Alison Jones (Groupe PSA)
  • Sue Sansome (Sytner Group)
  • Sarah Symcox (Volvo Cars)

The winner will be announced from this shortlist on Friday, March 6 at the next “Women With Drive” event in Nottingham to celebrate International Women’s Day. As well as the award, the winner will receive £5,000 to spend on her own personal development.

This year’s judging panel included Marshall Motor Group’s CEO Daksh Gupta, AutoTrader director Catherine Faiers, Fleet News’ deputy editor Sarah Tooze, last year’s winner, Beryl Carney, head of commercial vehicles for JCT600 plus Cox Automotive UK’s CEO Martin Forbes and chief people officer Alison Fisher.



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