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: 19:20 Dinner 21:00 After Dinner Speaker: 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.
Former Labour Communications Director
For ten years Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair's right hand man as communications strategist and chief spokesman, often witnessing history in the making. He remains a key figure on the political stage, with considerable connections on both sides of the Atlantic.
As the most influential Government advisor Alastair was no stranger to controversy, working the headlines and occasionally making them. He is one of four credited with creating New Labour, fighting numerous battles in their pursuit of modernisation. He was reviled by parts of the media but still respected for his commitment, creativity, loyalty and work rate.
Since resigning Alastair has published three volumes of his diaries as well as other autobiographical books and novels, and written extensively on sport and politics. He is the Editor-at-Large of The New European, has advised several bodies and organisations and stepped up his fundraising efforts for Leukaemia Research (Alastair is chairman of fundraising for the charity). He's also accompanied the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand.
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