Logistics UK announces shortlist for its Logistics Awards 2021

Monday 23 August 2021

Following an outstanding number of entrants this year, Logistics UK has announced the finalists in the running to win an accolade at its prestigious Logistics Awards 2021. Logistics UK’s Board will now complete the final round of judging and the winner of each category will be announced at a celebratory gala dinner to be held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Thursday 9 December 2021, with entertainment to be provided by talented stand-up comedian, podcaster and radio presenter, Ed Gamble.

Sponsored by AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust), Brigade Electronics, Logistics UK Fuel Card and Logistics UK Recovery Service, the awards recognise and celebrate the businesses and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry.

Kevin Green, Director of Marketing and Communications for Logistics UK, comments: “Our shortlist truly represents the ‘best of the best’; the businesses and individuals that have supported the UK logistics industry and wider economy through a challenging 12 months and continue to deliver outstanding work. The judges were impressed with the breadth and quality of entrants this year; I would like to congratulate all of our shortlisted entries and I wish them the best of luck for the ceremony.”

The shortlisted entrants for Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards 2021 are:

Special Recognition Award - Outstanding Response to COVID

  • Alliance Healthcare UK and Alloga UK
  • Fresh Pastures
  • Hermes UK
  • National Highways 
  • Port of Dover
  • Uniserve Ltd
  • Yodel

Most Innovative Company of the Year

  • Clipper Logistics
  • Gemini Corporation N.V.
  • Pall-Ex
  • PML (Perishable Movements Ltd)
  • Ridecell
  • The City of London Corporation

Most Innovative Product of the Year

  • Brigade Electronics plc
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK - Mercedes-Benz Actros
  • Nexus Vehicle Rental
  • Radwell International
  • Send2china
  • vector.ai

Road Freight Operator of the Year

  • Chalford Building Supplies Ltd
  • Collett & Sons Ltd
  • Stagefreight Ltd
  • The Sofa Delivery Company

Air Business of the Year

  • CharterSync
  • Kerry Logistics
  • Uniserve Ltd

Rail Business of the Year

  • DB Cargo UK
  • Maritime Transport

Water Business of the Year

  • PD Ports
  • Port of Dover

International Shipper of the Year

  • MH Logistics
  • Radwell International
  • Sigma Recycling Inc.

Public Services Operator of the Year

  • Clipper Logistics
  • National Highways
  • MH Logistics

Van Operator of the Year
Shortlist to be announced following the Van Awards in September.

Logistics Partner of the Year

  • AEB (International) Ltd
  • Howard Tenens Logistics
  • Hurricane Commerce
  • Noatum logistics
  • Roper Rhodes and Wincanton
  • Uniserve Ltd

Diversity Champion of the Year

  • Clipper Logistics
  • Gemini Corporation N.V.
  • MH Logistics


Rising Star of the Year

  • Alistair Plant, Business Development Manager, Carlton Forest 3PL
  • Joe Murfitt, Central Hub Operations Manager, Pall-Ex
  • Nicola Foley, Assistant General Manager, Wincanton
  • Paul Mullen, Director of Fulfilment, Lumiradx
  • Rasin Khayaguli, The City of London Corporation
  • Rosie Crowther, European Marketing Assistant, Radwell International
  • Ryan Parr, Operations Director, PML (Perishable Movements Ltd)

Environment Champion of the Year

  • DB Cargo UK
  • Hermes UK
  • Menzies Distribution
  • Scottish Water         

The evening promises to be packed full of conversation, networking and insights for leaders across the logistics sector. It is a great opportunity to celebrate and reward your team and host clients at a prestigious industry event. For more information, or to register for a table, please visit https://logistics.org.uk/logistics21  

There is currently an early bird discount offer, which expires Friday 27 August – book now to avoid disappointment.

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.