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Beverley Bell CBE

Born in Nigeria and educated at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School in Crosby, Beverley 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.

Beverley was appointed Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England in 2000, becoming the first female Commissioner. She served as the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain between 2012 and 2017 when she was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to road safety and the freight industry.

Beverley is a well-known and influential figure in the road transport sector, who has been instrumental in driving significant and positive change, not only to improve road safety but also to promote a sector which does not always have the positive image it deserves.

After her retirement in 2017 from her public role, Beverley founded Beverley Bell Consulting using her unrivalled experience of the commercial vehicle transport sector to help clients implement best practice, fulfil their legal obligations, improve their operational efficiency, and create long term lasting change in their businesses. The formation of Beverley Bell Training in 2021 complements this, delivering training of the highest quality to companies who value its importance and recognise training as a vital investment in their staff.

Beverley was honoured to serve as President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK in 2015 – 2016, and she remains a Vice President. She is also a Fellow of the Institute, as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE). Beverley was also honoured to be the Patron of the Society of Operations Engineers between 2016 and 2019. 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. Beverley used to sit on the Advisory Board to the Cranfield University Faculty of Logistics & Transport. She was privileged to work alongside leading industry figures as the chair of TH!NK LOGISTICS LTD, whose aims and objectives were to promote the transport and logistics profession as a career of choice and to attract, retain, and develop talent within that profession. Beverley was a Governor at Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby for a number of years and their Chair between 2016 and 2020.

When not working (and Beverley confesses to working rather too many hours each week!), she delights in spending time with her family, including her new grandson, of whom she is extremely proud, shopping for shoes and handbags, planning meals with friends, and checking her passport is up to date so she can plan her next holiday.

Beverley Bell CBE