FTA Logistics Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced.

42 of the UK’s leading logistics businesses are celebrating today after beating off tough competition to be shortlisted for FTA’s 2018 Logistics Awards, following a record number of entrants this year. The prestigious awards, to be presented by world-renowned entertainer Dara O’Briain, celebrate the companies and individuals which have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry over the past year, and are sponsored by Port of Dover and FTA Recovery and supported by Multimodal.

David Wells , Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only business group representing all of logistics, commented: “These finalists really are the crème de la crème of our sector; the companies and individuals driving the UK economy forward and keeping the wheels of business moving. The judges were bowled over by the dedication, diligence and expertise shown by each finalist. They should all be extremely proud of the invaluable contribution they are making to the logistics industry, and to the continued success of the UK’s economy.

“The glittering awards ceremony will be a showcase for the very best of our sector, and a fitting celebration for the hard work and application which keeps Britain trading, both at home and abroad. We will be delighted to welcome the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, as our keynote speaker, and guests will also be able to enjoy an exclusive performance by comedian Dara O’Briain. The event is also a great opportunity to network with other top industry professionals and recognise those who do so much to keep our economy buoyant.”

FTA’s Board will now complete the final round of judging and the winner of each category will be announced at a celebratory gala dinner at The Royal Lancaster London on 13 December 2018.

The shortlisted entrants for the FTA Logistics Awards 2018 are:

Logistics Partner of the Year
Nexus Vehicle Rental
Transport Exchange Group

Air Freight Operator of the Year

Manufacturing Shipper of the Year
The Malcolm Group with Asahi UK
Specialist Logistics Services
NNR Global Logistics with Centrica
Yusen Logistics and Hoover Candy

Most Innovative Company of the Year
Vision Techniques
Reflex Logistics

Most Innovative Product of the Year
Grid Smarter Cities
St Lawrence Seaway Management
Gotelee Solicitors
Lettuce Box
Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK

Rail Operator of the Year
Freightliner Group

Retail Shipper of the Year
Houseology Design Group Ltd

Road Freight Operator of the Year
Miniclipper Logistics
O’Donovan Waste Disposal
KD Logistics

Sea Freight Operator of the Year
GPS Marine Contractors
NNR Global Logistics

Logistics Champion of the Year for Diversity
Transport for London
Labyrinth Logistics Consulting
Sovereign Transport Services Ltd

Logistics Champion of the Year for Essential or Public Service
London Borough of Hackney
Flogas Gas Company
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
London Borough of Lambeth

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Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With 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.  A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.

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