Beverley was born in Nigeria and educated at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School, in Crosby. After reading law at Liverpool University, she was admitted as a solicitor in 1985. In 1994 Beverley established her own practice, specialising in criminal and transport law.
Beverley was appointed Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England in 2000, becoming the first female Commissioner and in 2012, she was appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain.
In 2017, Beverley established Beverley Bell Consulting Ltd, which specialises in compliance reviews, governance and corporate responsibility and strategic development. The company also offers representation at Public Inquiries and advice on Appeals.
In 2021, Beverley started a new venture, Beverley Bell Training Ltd. The company provides a range of training courses including Transport Manager CPC for goods and passenger operations, Transport Manager CPC refreshers, Operator Licence Awareness Training, and Driver CPC courses. Beverley Bell Training also delivers bespoke training for individual companies.
Beverley is a Fellow and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK, having previously served as President. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) and former Patron of the Society of Operations Engineers. 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 was a Governor at Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby for a number of years and became their Chair in 2016, before retiring in 2020.
In 2017, Beverley was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday Honours List for services to road safety and the freight industry.
The View from the Balcony
An overview of the compliance challenges and how best to solve them. Beverley has a truly unique viewpoint having previously been the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain and now, a highly successful consultant providing both representation at Public Enquiries, Appeals and a range of training for Operators.