LONDON TRANSPORT AWARDS

3 March 2016

Lancaster London Hotel, W2 2TY

ABOUT THE AWARDS

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The awards are supported by Transport for London, London Councils and London Travel Watch and recognise excellence in transport and reward innovation and progress for transport initiatives which are really working in London.

The London Transport Awards 2016 will be held at the Lancaster London on 3rd March 2016.

DRESS CODE: Lounge Suit

RUNNING ORDER

18:15              Drinks Reception
19:00

Keynote:
Mike Brown, Transport Commissioner, Transport for London

19:20 Dinner
21:00

After Dinner Speaker:

Steph McGovern, BBC Breakfast Presenter

21:20 London Transport Awards Presentation
22:30 Close

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Mike Brown

Mike Brown
Transport Commissioner
Transport for London

"I am delighted to support these awards, which showcase the work of transport authorities, operators, suppliers and contractors, and all their people in ensuring that London remains a world leading city.

The Capital's population is at record levels - 8.6 million today, which will become 10 million by 2030: the definition of a mega city.

In just four years, the number of passengers we serve has increased by nearly half a billion a year. Our population is growing at the rate of two full Tube trains a week or two full buses a day.

In response, significant investment is being made to modernise the transport network. The Victoria line is now one of the most frequent metro services in the world, we have new air-conditioned trains on four lines, Crossrail 1 is on time and on budget. In addition, we are spending £4bn on improving our roads.

Much has been done but there is still more to do. We very much welcome the Chancellor's commitment for £10bn of capital investment in transport. The majority of the cost of Crossrail 2 will be borne by London but we still need some contribution from Central Government if it is going to be ready to get the South East to work in 2030, free up the bottleneck at Waterloo and support 200,000 new jobs and the same number of new homes. This, and sustained funding for our day-to-day operations, are vital if the city is to continue to thrive."

HOST


Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern
BBC Breakfast Presenter

Over the past ten years Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world, from international finance summits to small business success stories. She's now established as part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily, and also regularly taking to the sofa as main co-host.

Steph's duties on Breakfast include leaving the studio and meeting first-hand those on Britain's business frontline. Speaking to factory workers and FTSE CEOs, Steph's mission is to uncover and explain what's going on in the real economy. As well as Breakfast, Steph also presents business and finance programmes on 5Live and Radio 4.

Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph's first TV appearance was on a programme about women in science. She had just won the title of Young Engineer for Britain, after saving Black & Decker over £1million on a design for their Leaf Hog product. This led to work experience on Tomorrow's World (whilst at university) and, eventually, to producing the financial news on Radio 4's Today programme which saw her covering Conrad Black's trial in Chicago and the biofuels industry from Brazil.

During the financial crash Steph was the lead producer of business news on all BBC bulletins, working with business editor Robert Peston at the forefront of the award-winning coverage of the credit crunch and banking crisis. She soon began broadcasting herself, presenting on 5Live's On The Money and hosting her own feature - Steph's Sunday Shift - where she spent time in over 50 different workplaces across the UK, including a gas rig in the Irish Sea, an air traffic control centre and a nuclear power station. She also presented business news on Chris Evans's Radio 2 show.

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