Northamptonshire Logistics Awards

The County’s top emerging talent, teams, drivers, inspirers and businesses are among the finalists in this year’s Northamptonshire Logistics Awards.

With over 60 high-quality entries, the judges – who included senior industry representatives, the awards headline sponsor, MHA MacIntyre Hudson and other category sponsors – had the di cult task of deliberating the finalists when they met recently.

Entries spanned the twelve award categories and reflected the incredible growth, innovation and developments in the sector. Outstanding drivers who provide exceptional customer service and have helped improve delivery processes, individuals who work tirelessly to promote logistics careers in schools and the local community, and people who have overcome challenges to make a positive difference in the industry were considered during the two-hour judging process.

The final winners will be announced during the high-profile awards ceremony, which is organised by the Northamptonshire Logistics Forum - a forum facilitated by Northamptonshire Growth Hub and the University of Northampton and made up of logistics companies county-wide. The event will take place on Friday 20th April at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

Tony Bellott, Chair of the Northamptonshire Logistics Forum, said: “We had double the applications we had last year and were delighted with the record number of responses, which highlight everything that is great about our County’s logistics industry. is is a celebration of the achievements and success across the board, from those just starting out in their careers to individuals who have worked tirelessly over the years to make a difference. We are looking forward to the awards evening itself now which is set to be a truly inspiring event.”

“Adam Young, Head of Transport and Logistics at lead sponsor, MHA MacIntyre Hudson said: “I was delighted to see almost double the amount of entries to last year’s, indicating how seriously the awards are now being taken. ere were several very carefully put together submissions which significantly moved the bar on the Northampton Logistics Awards and were representative of the quality of transport and logistics businesses in Northamptonshire. It was a privilege to be part of the judging process and I very much look forward to meeting the finalists on the night.”

“Also among the judges was Kevin Rogers, Chairman of Wilson Browne Solicitors, sponsors of the SME Company of the Year category. He said: “I was really impressed with both the standard of submissions that were reviewed and the judging process itself. My firm understands and values what it takes to receive industry recognition, and this year’s winners will know that they are indeed worthy recipients. All finalists can hold their heads up high – the judging was very thorough and robust.”

The ceremony - celebrating the county's thriving logistics sector

Thanks to additional sponsorship by Wilson Browne Solicitors, the prestigious awards event at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club on Friday 20th April, 6.30pm will be presented by local broadcaster, John Griff and include performances from talented Northampton College Performing Arts students. Also new for the 2018 event is the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards ‘Celebration Corridor’ – a collection of striking images and film which highlight the local logistics industry. All businesses have the opportunity to be included in this new showcase by emailing Charlotte.Patrick@northampton.ac.uk. More details will also be given about the Forum’s revised bursary scheme, which is financed through ticket sales to develop the skills of young people training in the sector.

Join the celebration

Tickets for the event are expected to sell fast and are available to buy from the Northamptonshire Logistics Forum website until 9th April.

The finalists

HGV Driver of the Year Sponsored by Linkline Transport

Jason Mitchell - Kuehne + Nagel, Whitbread Contract

John Newell - CButt

Marcin Kordel - NN1 Personnel

Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by LIST

Karina Cugunkina - Wincanton

Andrius Fedotov - Wincanton

Emerging Talent (Young Person) of the Year Sponsored by PALLITE

Ryan Scarborough - Route Logistics

Georgia Howkins - DHL Supply Chain

Sarah Broadbent - James & James Fulfilment

Innovation Award Sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel

Verilocation

Stanley Black & Decker

Kingsley Consulting & Goodwill Solutions

Growth Company of the Year Sponsored by Kingsley Consulting

PALLITE

Route Logistics

Linkline Transport Ltd

Achiever of the Year Sponsored by Brackmills Business Improvement District

Curtis Rowland - Kuehne + Nagel

Sarah Archer - XPO Logistics

Charlotte Bowes - Linkline Transport

Team of the Year Sponsored by John Lewis

Fortec Distribution Network

XPO Logistics - Learning & Development Team

John Lewis - WMS Implementation Team

SME Company of the Year Sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors

Linkline Transport Ltd

Fortec Distribution

Network Route Logistics

Inspiring in Schools & Community Sponsored by Goodwill Solutions CIC

Jim Wright - Wright Logistics Services

Marisa Baker - Kingsley Consulting

Scott Gathercole - Kuehne + Nagel

Finalists in CILT Student of the Year and Chairman’s Special Award will be announced at the awards ceremony, along with the winner of a new category, which will recognise the excellent contribution of an individual to logistics activity in Northamptonshire.

Other organisations supporting the awards:

- Liquid Culture, sponsoring the drinks reception

- All Things Business, media partner

- Pilkington Communications, PR partner

- So Very Creative, web partner

- Northampton College