Supported by the Department for Transport and Transport Focus the 2018 National Transport Awards will take place at the Westminster Park Plaza, London on 11th October 2018.
The 18th Annual National Transport Awards celebrates the successes that have been achieved on so many national and local transport projects. As always, these projects have shown the judges the tangible results they've achieved, improving the experience for their transport users and ultimately adding to the successful development of the nation’s transport infrastructure.
DRESS CODE: Lounge Suit
18:15 Drinks Reception 19:00 Keynote: Rt Hon Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport 19:20 Dinner 21:00 After Dinner Speaker: Jeremy Vine 21:30 National Transport Awards Presentation 22:30 Close
Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
Secretary of State for Transport
Chris Grayling was appointed as Secretary of State for Transport on 14 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell in 2001.
Chris served as Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from May 2010 until September 2012. He was Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from September 2012 until May 2015, and Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons from May 2015 until 14 July 2016.
He also held a number of shadow front bench posts, including Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.
Presenter, broadcaster and journalist
Jeremy Vine established his reputation as a smooth-talking but tough presenter on Newsnight. He now presents the lunchtime show on Radio 2, hosts Eggheads and Crimewatch and pops up with a range of graphic wizardry whenever there's an election.
Jeremy joined the BBC as a news trainee. His first reporting assignments were on Radio 4's Today programme, covering issues as diverse as punishment beatings in Northern Ireland and sheep-racing in Dorset. He then took up the reins as a political correspondent, under John Sergeant.
One of Jeremy's early reports was an award-winning exposé of South African police brutality, which led to twenty four officers being suspended. In a lighter vein, he was famously challenged by Jeffrey Archer to a race on Brighton beach, after remarking that the Tories had become elderly. Archer pulled out, complaining of 'tiredness'.
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