October 26th 2004.

Riders for Health was the only charity to win a business award in the recent Sage Business Awards 2004, held in partnership with the Daily Telegraph, and presented on October 14th 2004.

Joint executive and co-founder Andrea Coleman was singled out as one of the country's best business leaders. Andrea has an interesting history. She competed as a motorcycle racer in the early Seventies, while working in team management for Chelsea Football Club. Andrea went on to manage a Grand Prix racing team, and it was during this time that she launched Riders for Health.

The charity works to make motorised transport more widely available throughout rural Africa, in order to ensure effective delivery of healthcare. Together with husband Barry, Andrea has strived to raise funds to help implement innovative logistics programmes.

Paul Stobart, Managing Director of Sage UK, said: "The categories are designed to reward the elements that are key to running a successful business - excellent customer service, innovation and harnessing the power of technology, among others."

For further information, visit: www.riders.org

Pictured: This picture was taken in the Binga district of Zimbabwe, where Riders has ensured that every healthworker who needs to be mobile has a fully-functioning motorcycle (maintained by Riders' vehicle management system). Research has shown that malaria rates in this district have fallen by 20 per cent because
healthworkers are now able to distribute chemically-treated mosquito nets.