Logistics UK reveals 2023 award winners

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 December 7. 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