Logistics UK announces Logistics Awards 2023 winners

Friday 08 December 2023

Business group Logistics UK has announced the winners of its seventh annual Logistics Awards, at a glittering reception and celebratory gala dinner held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on Thursday 7 December. Entertainment was provided by award winning stand-up comedian Milton Jones.  

The awards – sponsored by Visku – celebrate the companies and individuals that have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry in the past year. Shortlisted entrants included representatives of the road, rail, sea and air industries including operators, manufacturers, logistics businesses and supporting industries, which were recognised for their outstanding commitment, knowledge and expertise. 

Award winners included businesses such as John Lewis Partnership, Royal Mail, Brigade Electronics and Collett & Sons Ltd. Jamie Sands, Group Operational Support and Systems Manager, Welch’s Transport was named the Rising Star for 2023 and Tony Prescott, Managing Director, GTS UK, was announced as the Logistics Leader of the Year. 

David Wells OBE, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, commented: “Our Logistics Awards showcase the skills, expertise and ‘can do’ spirit of our industry and this year’s entries really have gone above and beyond to achieve their objectives. This year we received our highest number of top-quality entries to date - a clear indicator that the sector continues to innovate and achieve great things for businesses right across the economy.  

“All those shortlisted for an award this evening should be very proud of their achievements, as competition was hotter than ever and selecting the winners generated plenty of debate among the judges. And all our winners can be justifiably satisfied that they are at the very top of their game – the crème de la crème if you will.” 

The winners of the Logistics Awards 2023 are:  


International Logistics Business of the Year - Bleckmann 

Public Services Operator of the Year - Metropolitan Police - Commercial Vehicle Unit   
Highly commended: Norse Group 

Most Innovative Company of the Year (sponsored by Brigade Electronics) - Wise 

Water Business of the Year - Robert Wynn & Sons Ltd   

Decarbonisation Champion of the Year (sponsored by Logistics UK Fuel Solutions) - John Lewis Partnership  

Logistics Technology Provider of the Year (sponsored by Port of Dover) - Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland   

Highly commended: SNAP  

Van Business of the Year (sponsored by Logistics UK Recovery) - Royal Mail  

Highly commended: Amey Fleet Services Ltd  

Logistics Partner of the Year (sponsored by R2C Online) - Menzies Distribution and TIP Group 

Air Business of the Year - AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust)  

Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year - Brigade Electronics  

Rail Business of the Year - Tesco 

Highly commended: GB Railfreight  

People Champion of the Year (sponsored by Howard Tenens Logistics) - Reflex Vehicle Hire     

Highly commended: Carnell 

Last Mile Delivery Business of the Year (sponsored by Endava) - Vision Logistics   

Highly commended: SMS ecofleet Ltd 

Most Innovative Product of the Year - Dawsongroup plc 

Rising Star of the Year (individual) (sponsored by Bridgestone Mobility Solutions) - Jamie Sands, Group Operational Support and Systems Manager, Welch’s Transport  

Highly commended: Pasqualino Vaccarella, Yodel  

Logistics Leader of the Year (sponsored by DHL Supply Chain) - Tony Prescott, Managing Director, GTS UK  

Highly commended: David Patten, Managing Director, Abbey Logistics Group 

Road Transport Operator of the Year (sponsored by Visku) - Collett & Sons Ltd   

Highly commended: Wincanton and Primark 


Entries for next year’s Logistics Awards open in March, with Awards night taking place on 12 December 2024. More details to be published at www.logistics.org.uk/logistics24   

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 decarbonisation, 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.