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Finalists announced for Logistics UK’s coveted annual awards

Logistics companies nationwide are celebrating after being shortlisted for Logistics UK's prestigious Logistics Awards 2023.

Logistics UK’s board – consisting of representatives from some of the country’s most influential logistics businesses – will now complete the final round of independent judging before winners are announced at the celebratory event on Thursday 7 December 2023 at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.   

Highlighting the achievements of companies and individuals that have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry in the past 12 months, the awards evening – sponsored by supply chain and logistics specialists, Bis Henderson Group – will include a glittering champagne reception and three course meal, with entertainment to be provided by award winning stand-up comedian Milton Jones.   

“Our industry has seen off a number of key challenges in the past year to continue to deliver for customers and the breadth of our dedicated sector’s work is reflected in this year’s awards shortlist,” said David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK. 

“Narrowing down the entries from the high-quality submissions has been incredibly difficult, and I don’t envy those selecting the final winners.  

“I would like to thank all those who entered and congratulate all our finalists. We are set for a thrilling night of celebration in December.”  

The shortlisted entrants for Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards 2023 are as follows:     


International Logistics Business of the Year  



DFDS Logistics  

Kerry Logistics UK  

Norfolk Logistics Ltd  



Public Services Operator of the Year  



Metropolitan Police – Commercial Vehicle Unit  

Norse Group  


Most Innovative Company of the Year – Sponsored by Brigade Electronics   

Bridgestone Mobility Solutions  

Kinaxia Logistics  

Prohire Limited  

Varamis Rail  


XPO Logistics in partnership with British Gypsum  


Water Business of the Year  

Freightlink Solutions  

Peel Ports Group  

Port of Tyne  

Robert Wynn & Sons Ltd  


Decarbonisation Champion of the Year – Sponsored by Logistics UK Fuel Solutions  

DFDS Logistics  

DHL Express  

DP World  

Howard Tenens Logistics  

John Lewis Partnership  

PD Ports  

Peel Ports Group  

XPO Logistics in partnership with British Gypsum  


Logistics Technology Provider of the Year – Sponsored by Port of Dover  




Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland  


XPO Logistics in partnership with British Gypsum  


Van Business of the Year – Sponsored by Logistics UK Recovery  

The winners of each award category from Logistics UK's Van Awards 2023 will form the shortlist for Van Business of the Year. For more information on Logistics UK's Van Awards 2023, please visit: www.logistics.org.uk/vanawards23   


Logistics Partner of the Year  

Innovation Gateway  

Menzies Distribution & TIP Group  



Wincanton and EDF Energy  

XPO Logistics & Saint-Gobain  


Air Business of the Year  

AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust)  

Chapman Freeborn  


Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year  

Brigade Electronics plc  

DFDS Logistics  

J Murphy and Sons Ltd  



Wincanton – Karen Govier  


Rail Business of the Year  


GB Railfreight  

Orange Train Wash  



People Champion of the Year  


CEVA Logistics  

DFDS Logistics  

DHL Supply Chain - Driver Ambassador Programme  

DHL Supply Chain - Wellbeing Programme  

Reflex Vehicle Hire  


Last Mile Delivery Business of the Year – Sponsored by Endava  


Rhenus Home Delivery UK  

SMS Ecofleet Limited  

Speedy Asset Services  

Vision Logistics  



Most Innovative Product of the Year  

Dawsongroup plc  



Lindum Packaging  

Orange Train Wash  

Volta Trucks  

Zenobe Energy  


Rising Star of the Year   

Aris Stefanou, General Manager – Dover Customs, DFDS Logistics  

Chloe Wyatt, DHL Supply Chain  

Evie Vincent, Fleet & Innovation Support Manager, Tesco PLC  

Jamie Sands, Group Operational Support Manager, Welch’s Transport Ltd  

Katherine Owens, Management Accountant Apprentice, Abbey Logistics Group  

Pasqualino Vaccarella, Yodel  


Logistics Leader of the Year – Sponsored by DHL Supply Chain  


Chris Welch – Welch’s Transport Ltd  

Daniel Carrera, President, UPS Europe  

David Patten, Managing Director, Abbey Logistics Group  

Farah Asemi, Founder & CEO, SMS Eco Fleet Limited  

Tony Prescott, GTS Logistics UK  


Road Transport Operator of the Year – Sponsored by Bis Henderson  

Abbey Logistics Group  

Collett & Sons Ltd  

Miniclipper Logistics  


Wincanton and Primark  

XPO Logistics & Saint-Gobain  


“We look forward to honouring all the finalists, and winners, at our gala awards event, which is now established as the celebration night of the year for our industry,” continues Wells.   

“Book your place now and join leaders from across the sector, including some of the UK’s biggest brands, in applauding the very best of our sector – it’s sure to be a night to remember.”   

To find out more, or book your place at the industry awards event of the year, please visit:  www.logistics.org.uk/logistics23   

Published On: 24/08/2023 13:00:00


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