The Frank Vale Award is awarded annually to an outstanding young achiever in our industry.
Three very worthy finalists contested the 2013 Frank Vale Award. They were Daryl Nightingale, Customer Supply Chain Manager, BE Campbell (NSW), Scott Barbour, QSR Team Manager, Americold Logistics (QLD) and Grant Keating, Telecommunications & Security Systems Manager, Oxford Cold Storage (VIC).

At the RWTA Gala Dinner in August, concluding the 2013 National Conference and Exhibition,  Scott Barbour was selected as the winner of the 2013 Frank Vale Award.

A very excited Scott Barbour stated “winning the Frank Vale Award for 2013 was a very pleasant surprise and honour. To just attend the 2013 RWTA National Conference was very rewarding in itself as Daryl, Grant and myself were able to mingle with the leaders of our industry for the duration of the Conference. 

Scott commented “all members were very inviting and wanted to know our stories and it really made me feel like we were a big part of the National Conference. On the night of winning the Frank Vale Award, it was a bit overwhelming with the amount of support that I received and it really was a special night”.

After winning the Frank Vale Award, Scott made a special trip to the Retracom Group site at Crestmead, Brisbane and met with the team who has sponsored the international travel prize component of the Award for the past 7 years. 

Scott comments were “Retracom's generous support of the Frank Vale Award and young leaders in the industry is instrumental and a great credit to them. The Frank Vale experience has really opened my eyes to the industry as a whole.  I think as a young member you tend to be quite micro in your thoughts and have the blinkers on while you cover off your specific responsibilities.   The Frank Vale Award and the entire Frank Vale Award process helps you open your eyes to the industry as a whole and all the pieces that come together to make it work.  As April 2014 fast approaches, I am really looking forward to heading over to San Diego California for the 2014  IARW/WFLO Annual Convention and Expo to soak up as much information as I possibly can. I am sure it will be a fantastic event and the opportunity to attend and contribute is very exciting”.

Well done Scott, you are a most deserving winner of the 2013 Frank Vale Award.