Cranfield University is to receive the prized Award of Merit from the Worshipful Company of Carmen for its sustained excellence in transport systems, logistics and supply chain research and education.
The 500-year-old Livery Company brought order to the streets of the City of London and shaped the world of transport. Each year, the Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Awards banquet recognises outstanding contributions to different aspects of the transport industry.
The coveted award recognises outstanding achievement in the UK or overseas in the sphere of transport by an individual or team.
Melvyn Peters, Director of Education at Cranfield’s School of Management, who is collecting the award at the Awards banquet on 14th March, said: “It is a real honour to be recognised with this award by The Worshipful Company of Carmen in acknowledgment of Cranfield’s research and education in transport systems, logistics and supply chain.
“As an exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, near industry-scale facilities and unrivalled business partnerships create leaders in technology and management globally. Our academics are thought leaders, thanks to their research and real-world practitioner experience. This translates into an inspirational learning experience for the next generation of technologists, industry and government leaders.”
The MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management is in its 35th year and is the longest-running Master’s in the UK that focuses on logistics, transport and supply chain. During this time, Cranfield has created more than 1,000 experts across the world, some of whom are globally well-known professors, including Emeritus Professor Martin Christopher and Professor Richard Wilding OBE - founders of the Logistics Research Network.
The Worshipful Company of Carmen has served the City of London, the UK and the world, for the last 500 years. It has been especially influential in London, where it started as the organisation that brought order to the chaos of the streets. Among many innovations pioneered by the Carmen is vehicle licensing, through the Company’s famous “cartmarking”.
Each year, the Awards banquet recognises outstanding contributions to a number of different aspects of the transport industry. This year’s recipients include Ron Dennis CBE, founder and CEO of McLaren, who will be presented with the Company’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and also, as part of the Carmen’s anniversary celebrations, the ‘Carmen Special 500th Year Award’ is to be presented to the Royal Mail for its 500 years of consistent and continuing service to the nation.
About Cranfield University
Cranfield has been a world leader in management education and research for over 50 years, helping individuals and organisations learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action. We are dedicated to creating responsible management thinking, improving business performance and inspiring the next generation of business leaders. We work to change the lives of our students and executives by encouraging innovation and creative thinking, as well as the drive to succeed and make a real impact on their organisations.
Organisations as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Royal Dutch Shell, L’Oréal, UNICEF and the African Development Bank have benefited from our work, which ranges from management research projects, through staff talent management development on our MBA courses, to customised executive programmes.
Cranfield is one of an elite group of Schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs).
We are in the Top 10 International Business Schools in the Forbes’ ranking.
Our open and customised executive education programmes are ranked in the top five in the UK, according to the latest Financial Times survey, and in the top ten in the world for international reach. Over 10,000 people come to Cranfield each year to benefit from our executive and professional development programmes.