Microlise Transport Conference raises almost £5,000 for Transaid

Transaid was delighted to attend the Microlise Transport Conference at the Coventry Building Society Arena as the beneficiary charity.

More than £4,400 was raised through a raffle during the VIP dinner on the eve of the conference, and a further £370 was donated from the proceeds of a coffee stand organised by Microlise during the conference.

Award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian Simon Brodkin hosted the VIP dinner, which celebrated the achievements and importance of drivers in the UK transport industry. The evening included presentations of the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards, which were given based on telematics data and colleague recommendations.

Microlise CEO, Nadeem Raza welcomed attendees to the dinner and invited Transaid’s CEO, Caroline Barber, to speak about Transaid’s programmes and to emphasise the need for continued support. Caroline highlighted that road safety is a global public health crisis, drawing attention to Transaid’s work in Kenya on a National Helmet Wearing Coalition, which is supported by the FIA Foundation.

During the conference the following day, Caroline spoke about Transaid’s new strategy and our efforts to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through our programmes. An interactive, real-time poll revealed that 80 percent of delegates were aware that their company had an environmental, societal, and governance (ESG) strategy. Caroline invited attendees to speak with the Transaid team and hear more about how their company strengthen ESG credentials by engaging with Transaid’s programmes.

Caroline also spoke about the continued need for Transaid’s access to healthcare work, as well as the success of the MAMaZ Against Malaria programme, within which the UK transport and logistics industry played a key role in the scale-up of the pilot programme.

In concluding her speeches during the dinner and conference, Caroline drew attention to Transaid’s Cycle Kenya and Newcastle to Edinburgh cycle challenges, as well as the Transaid Cup – all taking place in 2024.

We are incredibly thankful to Microlise for their continued support and for hosting Transaid at this fantastic event. We are also grateful to the attendees for their generous donations, which will contribute greatly to our road safety and access to healthcare work across sub-Saharan Africa.

Find out more about the Microlise Transport Conference here.