The UK National Transport Awards are celebrating their 20th Anniversary! We're proud to have consistently shone the spotlight on the dedication, expertise, success and innovation of those working to continually enhance the transport networks across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Endorsed by our partners, the Department for Transport, Transport Scotland, Transport for Wales, Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland, Transport Focus and new partners ITS United Kingdom, the awards remain free to enter.  

Entries are being accepted up until midnight 16th June 2023.

Winners will be announced at the UK National Transport Awards ceremony on 5th October 2023 at the Westminster Park Plaza in London and will be hosted by TV personality Jeremy Vine.

Dress code is lounge suit / business attire.

Running order:

18:15   Drinks Reception
19:00 Welcome:
Jeremy Vine, Host
19:05 Keynote address:

Richard Holden MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Pre-recorded message)

19:15 Guest speaker:
Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government
19:30 Dinner
21:00 After dinner speaker:
Jeremy Vine
21:30 Awards ceremony
22:30 Carriages - bar service until 1am



Richard Holden MP

Richard Holden MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Richard Holden was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 28 October 2022. He was elected as the MP for North West Durham in 2019.

Richard grew up in the Pennine village of Grindleton where he attended the local village primary school, before attending a grammar school in Skipton. He went to sixth form in Blackburn before going on to study at the London School of Economics, where he graduated in 2007.

Richard's first jobs were as a waiter and barman. He has since worked in both the public and private sectors as well as on political campaigns.

Richard lives in Wolsingham, where he enjoys cooking roast dinners, visiting local pubs and walking in the Durham Dales.


Lee Waters MS

Lee Waters MS
Deputy Minister for Climate Change
Welsh Government

Lee Waters is the Member of the Senedd for the Llanelli constituency.

He was born and raised in Carmarthenshire and was educated in Brynamman and Ammanford and gained a Degree in Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

His policy interests are wide-ranging, including the economy, climate change, provision for looked after children, digital policy and the media.

Before being elected in May 2016, Lee was Director of Wales's leading independent think-tank, the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

He previously ran the sustainable transport charity Sustrans Cymru where he led the campaign for the Active Travel Act.

He is a former Chief Political Correspondent of ITV Wales and BBC Wales producer.

On 13 December 2018 he was appointed Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport. Lee was appointed Deputy Minister for Climate Change on 13 May 2021