Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Winners of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Awards Announced

Excellence in the Industry Acknowledged
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UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced the winners of this year’s Annual Awards for Excellence 2018. Professionals, organisations and operators from across the worlds of logistics and transport came together at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Thursday 18th October, to celebrate exceptional contributions that have been made to the profession throughout the year at the prestigious CILT Annual Awards for Excellence 2018.

More than 350 guests, delegates and finalists attended the biggest event of the logistics and transport calendar on a night where talent, innovation and success were honoured across each of the nine sectors that the Institute represents.

This year’s awards were hosted by musician, journalist, broadcaster and Strictly Come Dancing star the Reverend Richard Coles. The awards were presented by CILT (UK) Chairman, Richard Wilding. Commenting on the awards evening, Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive, CILT, said:

“The CILT Annual Awards for Excellence are the ultimate seal of approval for all those involved in the movement of goods and people. Recognition and reward is vital if we are to promote innovation; the key for building a future for our profession relies on us all recognising and celebrating outstanding achievements in our profession.

“There are so many good things happening and good people working within our profession, it’s vital that we embrace this success and raise awareness of the significance of our sectors, as we move into an uncertain and challenging post-Brexit world.”

CILT’s award for outstanding achievement, the Sir Robert Lawrence Award, was presented by Tim Slater, Chief Executive, NHS Supply Chain for DHL, to Michèle Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2. The winners of the CILT Annual Awards for Excellence 2018 are:

Diversity Champion

Jane Desmond, Operations Director, HCT Group

Environmental Improvement – Sponsored by The Environment Network


Health & Safety


Operations Excellence – Sponsored by IC Resources

UK Defence Logistics

Passenger Transport Best Practice – Sponsored by FORS

Liberty Bus

People Development – Sponsored by XPO Logistics

Logistics Specialist Training Wing, MOD

Rising Star – Sponsored by Hays

Rebecca Hambleton, Business Management Graduate, BT Supply Chain

Sir Robert Lawrence Award – Sponsored by DHL

Dr Michèle Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2

Supply Chain Innovation


Technology Innovation – Sponsored by Michael Page

r2c online

Warehouse Operations – Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling

John Lewis

Photo: The Reverend Richard Coles presented the awards in his own inimitable style.