Over 30,000 people took to the streets of London on Sunday 26th April to take part in the Virgin London Marathon. CVU assisted in setting out road closures, parking bay suspensions and had crews on site to provide emergency assistance as and where required. Of the crews were two notable members from CVU, Laurene Bobb-Semple and Tanya Moseley who were CVU’s first all-female ERU crew.
As TfL celebrate 100 years of women in transport, CVU wanted to show that women in our business are more than capable of doing any role. Both Tanya and Laurene undertook assessments and passed with flying colours. The pair were then given training and spent some time with our own operatives to gain some experience before providing a fantastic service ensuring the Virgin London marathon was a
successful event, from a support point of view.
“CVU strongly support women in transport and engineering and these two ladies have done a fantastic job providing great service to the public, to the company and to themselves. They have shown that women, quite rightly so, have a prominent place in our business and industry that we must continue to encourage.” Dhiresh
Bhatt, CVU Network Manager.
Statistically women in engineering or industries alike are sparse. CVU, with TfL are lobbying to try and change this, to make local schools, communities and businesses aware of the roles that an industry like LoHAC can offer.
“TfL promote women in transport and on the 100 year mark of this, alongside our CVU colleagues, we have demonstrated that barriers should and will be broken down and in this instance we can thank Tanya, Laurene and other CVU staff for providing great assistance to ensure the smooth running of the London Marathon.” Stewart Wilson, Senior Route Manager, TfL.