Friday, June 7, 2013

Warehousing Awards Toast the Cream of Freight and Logistics, Storage and Distribution

Annual Ceremony Draws Closer as Finalists Are Announced
Shipping News Feature

UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association has announced the finalists for each category in this year’s UKWA Awards for Warehousing. The overall winner of each category will be announced at the presentation ceremony which takes place at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday July 3rd. The UKWA awards have long been established as symbols of achievement in the 3PL sector and emphasise the importance of freight and logistics, within today’s economy looking to honour achievement in various facets of the storage and distribution sector, including environmental matters and individual achievements.

The Awards Luncheon is widely regarded as one of the premier networking events in the logistics industry’s calendar. This year over four hundred UKWA members and their guests are expected to attend with the event commencing at noon with a Gala Reception in the Opal Suite of the Dorchester followed by a 3-course luncheon. UKWA’s chief executive officer, Roger Williams, commented:

“We are grateful to all those companies that entered this year’s Awards for Warehousing. The high number and quality of the entries we received underlines the professionalism that runs through the modern logistics industry.”

The finalists in each category are as follows:

Customer Service: Torque & TM Lewin; Simarco Worldwide Logistics; Bibby Distribution & Kellogg UK

Best New UKWA Member: Lanchester Wine Cellars Ltd; Law Distribution Ltd; Gem Logistics

Technical Innovation: Returnloads.Net; Bibby Distribution; Wiley with TGW Ltd

Training: Wincanton plc; Knights of Old; Simarco Worldwide Logistics

Warehouse Manager of the Year: Steven Vaughan, Expect Distribution Ltd; Leigh Brown, Edwards

Team of the Year: Simarco Worldwide Logistics; Century Logistics Ltd; Boughey Distribution

Environment: Elddis Transport (Consett) Ltd; Mini Clipper Logistics; Simarco Worldwide Logistics

Young Employee of the Year: Sam Greenhalgh, Simarco Worldwide Logistics; Nathan Jones, Linde Material Handling (UK)

Junior Manager of the Year: Daniel King, Expect Distribution; Martin Goodwin, Century Logistics Ltd; Marie Rickets, Bibby Distribution

UKWA’s Awards for Warehousing 2013 are sponsored by Jungheinrich UK Ltd, Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, Toyota Material Handling UK, RediGroup, D P World & London Gateway, Knapp UK Ltd, Clarion Events, Lutterworth Ecolighting, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Ltd and Advanced Business Solutions.

For details of ticket prices and availability please contact Jacquie Corderoy on (tel) 0207 836 5522  email