The Logistics Awards 2017 saw two healthcare organisations lauded for their logistical operations walking away with key awards at this year’s extravagant gala event.
Pharmacy2U won the Overall Winner prize on top of its New Facility Award accolade, sponsored by SEC Storage, while London Ambulance Service NHS Trust was commended by SHD Logistics with the Editor’s Choice Award.
Supermarket giant Tesco, entered in collaboration with Whitham Mills Engineering, received loud cheers when it captured the Warehouse Efficiency Award.
Sponsored by Jungheinrich UK, the Technology Innovation Large and SME Awards were given to Hargreaves Logistics and Secured Mail, respectively. Haul & Store was Highly Commended in the SME category. Hermes beat off competition from Tuffnells Parcels and Prolog with Mothercare to the Operations (Large) Award, while Walkers Logistics won the SME equivalent, with both awards sponsored by Toyota Material Handling UK.
The Safety Award, sponsored by Mentor, was collected by Owens Group UK, who fought off notable competition from Travis Perkins and O’Donovan Waste Disposal. The Innovation Award – sponsored by Continental Tyres – was won by XPO Logistics, beating Dolphin to the honour, which was recognised with a Highly Commended.
The first ever The Logistics 100 Award was handed to Cranfield University’s Professor Richard Wilding. Other awards winners – Oakland International (Corporate Social Responsibility prize); McCulla (Environment/Sustainability); and DP World London Gateway (Future Skills) received applause at this year’s venue at Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London. Dalepak (with Culina Highly Commended) was recognised as the most impressive operation in the Growth category.
In association with charity organisation Transaid, this year’s event provided enjoyable entertainment for attendees, which was hosted by comedian Paul Sinha and saw beatboxers who led guests to their tables with a high-energy performance.
The Logistics Awards winners:
Editor’s Choice Award (Sponsored by SHD Logistics)
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
The Logistics 100 Award
Prof. Richard Wilding,
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
WINNER: Oakland International
Finalist: DP World London Gateway
Finalists: DPD Group UK, Heineken UK with Asda
Future Skills Award
WINNER: DP World London Gateway
Finalists: DHL Supply Chain, South Essex College, Uniserve
Highly Commended: Culina Group
Finalists: Fortec Distribution Network, Pallet-Track, XPO Logistics & Office Depot
Innovation Award (Sponsored by Continental Tyres)
WINNER: XPO Logistics With Kingspan
Highly Commended: Dolphin
Finalists: London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Pallet-Track, The Pallet Network (TPN), Wienerberger
New Facility Award (Sponsored by SEC Storage)
Finalists: Barnes Logistics, Culina Group, First Choice Group, iPort and Verdion with Amazon, Team Leidos and MoD, The Wilkins Group
Operations (Large) Award (Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling)
Finalists: Prolog with Mothercare, Tuffnells Parcels
Operations (SME) Award (Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling)
WINNER: Walker Logistics
Finalists: Book People, Feelunique, Fresh Logistics Services, McCulla
Safety Award (Sponsored by Mentor)
WINNER: Owens Group UK
Finalists: O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Travis Perkins
Technology Innovation (Large) Award (Sponsored by Jungheinrich UK)
WINNER: Hargreaves Logistics
Finalists: Europa Worldwide Logistics, Fox’s Biscuits, Panalpina World Transport
Technology Innovation (SME) Award (Sponsored by Jungheinrich UK)
WINNER: Secured Mail
Highly Commended: Haul & Store
Finalists: Dolphin, Qardio with Flexport, Palletways UK, Post Logistics, The Pallet Network (TPN)
Warehouse Efficiency Award
Finalists: First Choice Group, Osram, Richard Johnston, The Wilkins Group, Vygon