Media and Awards

Starting her own business in 1992, aged 20, Kate chose the dynamic, fast paced industry by chance, which has become a life long passion. She has worked in many sectors of the transport and logistics industry, from a 24-hour haulage operation, through to same day courier, internet fulfilment and logistical software provision.

Kate was Chairman of the Despatch Association, committee member and National Courier Association Personality of the Year and one of the founding directors of DA Systems and Webforce Logistics. Kate has also had interests in businesses as wide-ranging as event management and property development.

Kate is now wholly focused on scaling the diamond logistics group. diamond is now the UK fastest growing fulfilment and delivery network with 28+ sites around the UK providing fulfilment plus delivery by same day courier or overnight domestic and international carrier via its one stop logistics platform, despatchlab.  Its core purpose is to build businesses (and careers) on one stop logistics – our clients, our network partners and our team. Its

Her core value is stamped on the business. It’s all about Shared Success©.

In February 2018 Kate became the first woman to be awarded the Services to Industry Award at  the Institute of Couriers, awarded at the House of Lords in recognition of her services to the industry. In 2019 diamond won the award for Innovation and Diversity at the IoC Awards.

She loves nothing better than cooking for friends and family from her seafront home in Brighton. And walking her Dalmatian, Benji.

She’s published two books – ‘Stop Reading Self Help Books’ and ‘JFDI’. Watch out for her next book, ‘The Manicured Fist’.

Kate is regularly quoted in the media and has appeared in various mainstream publications as well as on BBC Radio.

July 2020

ITV News- Brexit

Today Programme  – BBC Sounds

Radio 4 Interview

ITV Sunday News

Jan 2020 – The Times – Misogynist Truckers Need Women Behind The Wheel

Jan 2019 – 100 stories

Oct 2018 – Unsexy Business Podcast

May 2018 – Women in Business

Sept 2017 – The Times – How I Made It

October 2107 – Kate Interview

October 2017 – The Supper Club Q and A

October 2016 – Business Shapers

March 2016 – The Business Magazine – 2nd March 2015 – Kate advocates innovation in the logistics industry.

The Sunday Times – 1st March 2015 – Kate champions small business support in government.

Real Business – 1st June 2015 – Kate wins a First Women Award for Entrepreneurship.

Your Ready Business – 4th June 2015 – Kate discusses communications infrastructure as a vital part of fast-tracking business success.

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – 6th March 2014 – Kate discusses the challenges of re-joining the workforce after children.

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – 21st May 2014 – Kate discusses the challenges of Women Entrepreneurship.

IB Times – 28th October 2013 – Kate discusses meritocracy in the empowerment of women

Awards and Recognition


Award for Innovation and Diversity, IoC

Institute of Directors – October 2019


First woman with Services to Industry Award from the IOC

The House of Lords – February 2018

SME of the year 2017

Thames Valley awards – January 2018


Virgin Fast Track 100

Diamond Logistics has reached number 65 in the top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK

Ruban d’honneur Award for Entrepreneurship

European Business Awards  – February 2017


First Women In Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Real Business and CBI – June 2015

National Champion

European Business Awards 2015/16

Toast of Surrey Business Award 2015

Trinity Newspaper Group

Business Woman of the Year UK

Acquisitions International Business Excellence Awards 2015

Shortlisted in the City AM Awards 2015 in the ‘Explosive Growth of the Year’ category

City AM’s Link 100 Companies to Watch 2015

Further Awards History

In 2013 Kate won Entrepreneur of the Year and Diamond was runner up in the Toast of Surrey Awards.

In 2011 she was cited as number 11 in the Twenty Most Influential People in Surrey.

Kate was a finalist in the 2008/2009 Surrey Business Awards for Surrey Business Person of the Year, finalist in the Toast of Surrey Awards in 2010 as Business Personality of the Year, and, in 2012, won Entrepreneur of the Year for Guildford with the Entrepreneurs Circle (winning the national awards for December).