Who decides?

The Logistics Awards is independently judged. The judging panel comprises of independent, senior industry experts from around the world, chosen for their knowledge, objectivity and credibility.

Gwynne Richards

Accomplished Author & Director, Apprise Consulting

Gwynne has over thirty-five years’ experience in warehouse management and logistics. He began his career with BRS a forerunner of Exel Logistics which later became part of DHL.
He founded his own logistics consultancy and training company in 2003. Gwynne’s course on Warehouse Management is fully accredited by the CILT. He is also a lecturer in Supply chain at Warwick University.His book on Warehouse Management published by Kogan Page has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide.

Mark Reynolds

Account Director, The Carbon Trust

An experienced senior director and Cleantech professional, Mark is account lead for the utility, ICT and transport sectors at the Carbon Trust. His previous roles in Cleantech were at Johnson Controls where he was a founder member of the management team for the European Energy Solutions business. Mark has an Msc in Meteorology & Applied Climatology from the University of Birmingham.





Peter MacLeod

Director, Adfield Harvey; former editor of SHD Logistics

Peter edited SHD Logistics magazine from 2006 to June 2017, and oversaw the launch of the SHD Logistics Awards in 2014. He has been a member of the judging panel from the first-ever awards, and has been the 'face' of the awards presentation evening, tasked with getting the guests settled down for the evening's main activities.

Peter is director at marketing and communications agency Adfield Harvey, with responsibility for the PR activities of several major players in the logistics sector. Peter is an ambassador for Transaid, recently completing its Cycle South Africa event and raising £7,000..


Lynn Parnell

Logistics consultant & founder, Logistics Partners

Lynn has over 25 years’ experience in both technical and operational roles within logistics and supply chain. Lynn has implemented projects at companies including Musgrave Group, Jamie at Home, Heathrow Airport and Walker Logistics. Lynn is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport - CILT(UK), an active member of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) and Women in Logistics UK. .

Rob Riddleston

Head of the Transport & Logistics Team, Barclays Corporate

Rob has 30 years corporate banking experience and has specialised in the Transport & Logistics sector for 14 years, heading up the team since 2005.The team manages banking relationships with corporate clients in the UK providing access to the full range of services and products available from Barclays including Investment Banking in the UK and Overseas.

Prof. John Manners-Bell

Chief Executive, Transport Intelligence

Visiting Professor at London Guildhall Business School and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 30 years’ experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector. John started his working life as an operations manager of a UK logistics company. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence in 2002, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. He also spent a number of years as a manager of global express and logistics company, UPS, in a strategic corporate development, marketing and communications role.


Chris Sturman

CEO, Food Storage & Distribution Federation

Chris has been Chief Executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) since early 2009, having previously served on its Executive Council for over ten years. His management experience spans 40 years, in logistics, operational and business development roles in both own account and third party. Having originally started his career in automotive, then through shipping and forwarding with TDG, since 1980 he has focused on food and drink in all three temperature environments.

Gary Forster

Chief Executive, Transaid

Gary Forster is Transaid's Chief Executive. Joining Transaid in 2006 from a logistics position at Procter and Gamble, Gary spent three years in Zambia and Nigeria before moving back to the UK to take on the role of Head of Programmes in 2009. Since then Gary has helped build Transaid's project portfolio to include projects in Nigeria, Madagascar and Uganda. Gary has presented Transaid’s work to a range of international stakeholders including the UN, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization.

(Prof.) Neil H. Ashworth

Chief Executive at Collect+

Neil joined Collect+ as CEO in early 2013 having been at the forefront of digital developments in retail for over 15 years. Before Collect+, Neil worked as a business advisor to several blue-chip UK retailers and fulfilment businesses following a period at Tesco, where he was a member of the small team that created the Tesco Direct business and was a member of the tesco.com board.

Kirsten Tisdale BSc FCILT MIoD

Logistics Consultant & Founder, Aricia

Kirsten’s career in logistics has included operations, business development, HO roles and over fifteen years of consulting, since establishing Aricia Limited in 2001. Kirsten started off her logistics life as a graduate management trainee and then contract manager for what was NFC, now part of DHL. She then worked for TNT Contract Services and PE Inbucon before spending 12 years as an internal consultant for M&S working on projects spanning its supply chain operations. Kirsten now works with corporate clients who are planning change in their logistics infrastructure and operations – helping them to develop concepts and put facts and figures around options.


Please register your interest for The Logistics Awards 2018 by using this form

Important dates:

Entries open on 2nd March 2018
Entries close on 4th May 2018