The logistics industry is one of the UK’s largest and most important business sectors, employing just over 2.5 million people and contributing more than £121 billion GVA to the nation’s economy. To recognise and reward the outstanding businesses and individuals in the industry, the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest and most influential business organisation in the logistics sector, has announced nominations are now open for the 2018 FTA Logistics Awards.

To be presented at The Royal Lancaster London on 13 December 2018 by a world-renowned entertainer, the prestigious awards celebrate the companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry through their dedication, innovation and diligence during the past 12 months. Nominations close on 7 September 2018 with the shortlist announced on 28 September 2018.

FTA’s panel of independent judges will select winners in 12 categories, including:

Road Freight Operator of the Year
Rail Freight Operator of the Year
Air Cargo Operator of the Year
Sea Freight Operator of the Year
Van Operator of the Year
Retail Shipper of the Year (open to retailers or their logistics partner)
Manufacturing Shipper of the Year (covering manufacturers of all sizes)
Logistics Champion of the Year for Diversity
Logistics Partner of the Year (open to entries from consultants, recruitment, technology, services)
Most Innovative Product of the Year (open to all)
Logistics Champion of the Year for Essential Services or Public Services (for infrastructure maintenance companies, utilities and highways authorities OR/ AND emergency services, local authorities, NHS Trusts and outsourced service providers)
FTA Lifetime Achievement Award

“The logistics and supply industry is the beating heart of the UK economy and these awards are truly the blue riband event of such an important sector. They reward the invaluable service which our talented individuals and companies provide to power the vital movement of goods across the UK and further afield,” comments David Wells, Chief Executive of the FTA. “Innovation, excellence and dedication have always been the watchwords of those operating in our industry, and FTA is honoured to recognise the achievements of those individuals and companies who continuously go above and beyond to keep Britain trading.”

For more information on the criteria for each award, and the application process, please visit FTA Logistics Awards 2018

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.

Awards Criteria
Entry is via email or online form
Companies can enter more than one category if they qualify, but are permitted only one entry per category
T&Cs apply
Judges’ decision is final
Companies must provide contact details
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