Van Awards 2021

Hyatt Regency, Birmingham | 24 September 2021

Logistics UK's Van Awards 2021 celebrate the best van operators, their achievements in the van industry, and recognising and rewarding businesses that place safety and compliance at the heart of their operations.


This year the winners of each of the awards will then form the shortlist for the Van Operator of the Year award which will be presented at the Logistics UK Logistics Awards on the 9th December.  Also featuring attendance from iconic Ashes Winning Cricketer Matthew Hoggard.


A vital member in the England side which won the 2005 Ashes series, Matthew Hoggard is one of the most successful international cricketers to have played for England. Best known for playing and captaining Leicester County Cricket Club and also representing his country on ninety three occasions. His career kicked off when he helped propel England to their first series victory in the West Indies for 36 years and led the attack on England's tour of India in 2001/2002.
 
As an invaluable member of the England team, Matthew provided a constant threat with his fast, orthodox swing. In the 2005 Ashes series he helped secure England's 2-1 series victory by his score of eight not out with Ashley Giles against Australia in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge. Now Matthew is a qualified cricket coach and passes on his expertise to the team's younger professionals as a mentor. On the side of coaching he also features across a range of popular TV programmes and has become extremely sought after to cover cricket for the BBC, Sky Sports and BT Sport.

 

 

Shortlist: 

 

Van Safety and Compliance Award - sponsored by Logistics UK
Operators demonstrating high Standards of compliance and safety.

 

Chamberlain Doors
J Murphy & Sons Ltd
LiveWest
TES2000 Ltd

 

Best Pandemic Response - sponsored by Quartix
Recognising van operators who demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility by engaging with the local community and supporting charity initiatives throughout COVID pandemic.

 

Menzies Distribution
Reflex Vehicle Hire
Wayfair

 

SME Van Operator of the Year - sponsored by TVL
Small van operators delivering a competitive and quality service, employing fewer than 50 employees. 

 

Chamberlain Doors
Fresh Pastures

 

Winning at Wellbeing - sponsored by Bott
Celebrating employers who have wellbeing at the heart of their operational culture. Winners of this award will be able to demonstrate how they are focussing on employee wellbeing to create a healthy and thriving workforce. 

 

Aspire Defence Services Ltd.  
J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Reflex Vehicle Hire
Wayfair

 

Diversity and Inclusion Award - sponsored by Hertz
Overcoming recruitment challenges and having right policies in place.

 

Hermes UK
J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Wayfair
Yodel

 

Keeping your Show on the Road - sponsored by The AA
Recognising those companies that forearm their drivers and operators with knowledge to prepare them for all eventualities. Whether that takes the form of regular industry briefings, weather alerts, traffic updates, technical guidance on recalls or known vehicle faults, seasonal guidance for vehicle checking and more! 

 

Hermes UK
J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Stagefreight
Yodel

 

Most Innovative Van Operator of the Year - sponsored by Brigade
Forward looking, overcoming challenges: clean air zones, low traffic neighbourhoods, pandemic, sustainability and technology.

 

Hermes UK
J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Menzies Distribution
Stagefreight

 

Sustainable Van Operator of the Year - sposored by Lex Autolease 
Demonstrating outstanding commitment to driving sustainable van operations.

 

Hermes UK
Menzies Distribution
Scottish Water
Yodel