Neil Ashworth, CEO of CollectPlus, has been presented with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) premier award for outstanding achievement at a ceremony in London.
The CILT’s Annual Awards for Excellence 2017 was hosted at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 19 October by journalist and broadcaster Michael Portillo. Neil Ashworth was presented with the ‘Sir Robert Lawrence Award’ to honour his contribution to the logistics and transport industry.
Neil Ashworth began his career in food retailing, and became the Coop’s youngest site General Manager at the age of 27. Neil then joined the Kingfisher Group, leading Woolworths operations and rising to the position of Supply Chain Director, setting up the world’s first Click & Collect operation. In 2006, Neil joined Tesco, and was a member of the small team that launched the Tesco Direct business.
In early 2014, Neil Ashworth joined CollectPlus as CEO, where he has presided over a 204% growth in volumes, 129% growth in clients and 28% growth in network locations, bringing the business into profitability.
Commenting on the award presentation, Neil Ashworth said: “I am truly honoured to accept this award, and I’d like to thank the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for the recognition. I have enjoyed an exciting and varied career thanks to the fast-paced nature of the logistics industry, and I look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding service to our partners and, most importantly, our customers.”