Beverley Bell is a well-known figure in the commercial vehicle industry. She was the senior traffic commissioner for Great Britain and traffic commissioner for the north-west of England until she retired on 31 May 2017.
Beverley is also the chair of TH!NK LOGISTICS whose aims and objectives are to promote the transport and logistics profession as a career of choice and to attract, retain and develop talent within that profession.
Born in Nigeria and educated at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School in Crosby, Bell then read law at Liverpool University. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and established her own practice in 1994, specialising in criminal and transport law.
She was appointed traffic commissioner for the north-west of England in 2000, becoming the first female commissioner. In 2012, she was appointed as senior traffic commissioner for Great Britain. This is a statutory role with responsibility for giving guidance and directions on a range of matters to commissioners, in consultation with stakeholders.
Bell was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2017 for services to road safety and the freight industry.
She was honoured to serve as president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK from 2015–2016 and remains a vice-president. She is also a Fellow of the Institute.
Beverley is also a Fellow of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) and she was honoured to be appointed the Patron of the Society of Operations Engineers in 2016.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen. She also used to sit on the Advisory Board to the Cranfield University Faculty of Logistics & Transport.
Bell has been a governor at Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby for a number of years and became their chair in 2016.
With her extensive experience, reputation for plain speaking, ability to get to the core of any problem quickly, dry sense of humour and fiendish eye for detail, Bell’s consultancy offering is based on the following three foundation stones:
Best practice and compliance
Best practice and efficient operation go hand in hand – compliant operations offer first-class customer service and are more profitable. Navigating the quickest and easiest path to compliance can seem daunting without expert help.
Bell will show you that path and how to follow it so you can concentrate on looking after your customers and improving your profitability.
She will also advise on the legal requirements for your existing business or any new business you are looking to develop.
Governance and corporate arrangements
Governance and corporate responsibility are now the watchwords for any organisation and many simply don’t know how to put these in place or how to deal with failing arrangements or individuals.
Bell will show you how to set up proper arrangements, ensure they are followed and provide for succession planning to ensure the long-term viability of your operation
Put simply, strategy is, ‘Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there?’
How do you scan your horizon looking for threats and opportunities whilst at the same time concentrating on your core business and looking after your customers? How do you develop a strategy with your colleagues and how do you ensure they buy in to your vision?
Working with you, Bell will help you develop a short-, medium- or long-term strategy or refresh your existing one whilst at the same time ensuring your colleagues and counterparts are an integral part of the process.
Contact Beverley Bell Consulting:
T: 07985 700017