1 March 2018

Park Plaza Riverbank, SE1 7TJ

LTA: London Transport Awards

2 March

Park Plaza Riverbank London, SE1 7TJ




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

"The London Transport Awards are pivotal in recognising the talent, energy and drive that our city's transport professionals devote to delivering millions of safe journeys every day.

This is a huge challenge to meet - the Capital is growing at a phenomenal rate. Record numbers of customers and users rely on our public transport and road networks to get around the city every day. Everyone working in transport – whether planning the services, building the routes, repairing the trains or pulling together the customer information – has a role to play in ensuring London thrives.

The London Transport Awards recognise and celebrate these efforts, right across the Capital.'

Mike Brown MVO
Commissioner, Transport for London

The London Transport Awards 2018 will be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank on 1st March 2018.

DRESS CODE: Lounge Suit


18:15 Drinks Reception
19:00 Keynote:Valerie Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport
19:20 Dinner
21:00 After Dinner Speaker: Leon Daniels
21:30 London Transport Awards Presentation
22:30 Close


Valerie Shawcross CBE

Valerie Shawcross CBE
Deputy Mayor of London for Transport

Valerie Shawcross became Deputy Mayor for Transport in May 2016. Prior to her appointment Valerie was London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark a position she was first elected to in 2000. Valerie was Chair and Leader of the London and Emergency Planning Authority, which runs The London Fire Brigade between 200-2008. She chaired (and deputy chaired) The London Assembly Transport Committee from 2008 – 2016. Before being elected to the London Assembly Val was a councillor in the London Borough of Croydon, having been elected in 1994 and becoming Council Leader in 1997.

Prior to her involvement as an elected representative, Val has worked for, UK Council for Overseas Student Affairs, World University Service UK, The Labour Party, in further and higher education at ILEA, was a development project manager for the Commonwealth Secretariat and headed up the Public Affairs work at the National Federation of Women's Institutes. She was awarded a CBE for services to local government in 2002.


Leon Daniels

Leon Daniels

Leon has recently retired from Transport for London.

Leon joined TfL in April 2011 from FirstGroup, where he had been a director of the UK Bus Board since 2000. For several years Leon owned and ran his own bus company, which grew to be the largest private sector bus company in London prior to the privatisation of London Buses. He sold the company to FirstGroup in 1998.

At TfL he oversaw TfL's responsibilities for the safe and efficient running of London's buses, taxis, river services, the road network, congestion charging and the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.


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