Thursday, July 25, 2019

2019 Freight Transport Logistics Awards Finalists Announced

Third Year Sees Bigger Crop of Candidates Than Ever
Shipping News Feature
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced the 58 finalists in the running to win an accolade at the prestigious FTA Logistics Awards 2019, following a record number of entries this year. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate the companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply chain industry, and have become acknowledged as an important celebration of one of the UK's vital industry sectors. David Wells, Chief Executive of the FTA, commented:

“These finalists represent the ‘best of the best’ of our sector; the businesses and individuals determined to keep Britain trading, both at home and overseas. They have been selected for their outstanding commitment, knowledge and expertise, and represent a wide range of UK companies across transport modes and business sectors.

“With a record number of entrants this year, each shortlisted business had to fight off very tough competition to secure their place in the final line up, and those who scoop the top prizes will be truly at the top of their business games. They should be justly proud of the contribution they are making to both the logistics sector and wider UK economy.

“The Logistics Awards truly is the Blue Riband event in the logistics industry’s calendar; a unique chance to celebrate the achievements of one of the UK’s most vital industries, all while enjoying world-class entertainment, this year, from comedian Ed Byrne, as well as a glittering gala dinner.”

The celebratory Gala Dinner will take place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Thursday 24 October from 6.30pm. This years’ gala dinner will also include post dinner entertainment from Irish comedian Ed Bryne. In addition to the main awards ceremony the FTA will also be announcing the annual FTA Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of a significant contribution to keeping UK industry at the forefront of the global economy. Table bookings are now open for the Gala Dinner. To find out more, and book your place at the event, click HERE.

The shortlisted entrants for the FTA Logistics Awards 2019 are:

Most Innovative Company of the Year

Most Innovative Product of the Year

Road Freight Operator of the Year

Retail/Manufacturing Shipper of the Year, sponsored by Santander 

Logistics Partner of the Year

Van Operator of the Year

Public Services Operator of the Year, sponsored by CEVA Logistics

Air Business of the Year

Water Business of the Year

Rising Star of the Year

  • Sarah-Jayne Owen, CEVA Logistics
  • Tienne Oates, Logistics Project Manager, Wincanton
  • Svetlana Laksa, implementation team, Clipper Logistics
  • Beth West, implementation team, Clipper Logistics
  • Jamie Lee Evason, Transport Operation Manager, CML F&L (part of the Culina Group)
  • Zoe Lowe, Kerry Logistics

Rail Business of the Year

Diversity Champion of the Year