Jenny Hooper scoops Leader of the Year accolade at FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards

The managing director of Nuneaton-based Independent Freight Solutions Ltd, Jenny Hooper has been named Leader of the Year in the FTA (Freight Transport Association) everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards.

The entrepreneur and international freight specialist impressed the judges for her leadership skills both in her own company and within the industry.

The FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards were established eight years ago, and have the objective of shining the spotlight on women who are enjoying success working in transport or logistics, demonstrating that this profession holds a wealth of career opportunities for women.

Commenting on her achievement, Jenny said: “I care passionately about the industry and the service we provide which is so essential for almost every commercial business in some way.

“Women have a great deal to offer and are increasingly bringing their skills into this traditionally male domain – as the awards demonstrate so clearly.

“I am honoured to be recognised amongst such a prestigious group of women in the transport and logistics sector.  Three cheers to the everywoman Awards for being such a great incentive to women and highlighting the inspiring women in our industry.”

Jenny Hooper founded Independent Freight Solutions Ltd in 2004 and single-handedly built it into a thriving multi-million pound business which now provides employment for nine people and supports the import/export and international trade activities of countless firms in the Midlands and beyond.

The company specialises in providing customised freight forwarding for both import and export, by air, sea, road and courier.

Jenny’s vision for the company has been to provide a more specialised service to businesses involved in international trade, going beyond what most freight forwarders offer and adding a level of personal customer care that would ensure that every process runs smoothly and all the formalities of shipping goods are taken care of.