The first annual Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Dinner was held last night (Wednesday) with a capacity audience celebrating the outstanding success of the industry locally as well as raising the profile of Northamptonshire’s logistics sector as a career option for young people – vital for the sustainability and growth of the industry.
Hosted by John Lewis and with all seven awards categories sponsored by local logistics companies, the winners were announced as follows:
Team of the Year
sponsored by Action Express
RCS Palletforce Team
Young Person of the Year
sponsored by Kuehne & Nagel
Dominic Beard – Knights of Old Group
Inspirer in Schools Community Awards
sponsored by Brackmills Industrial Estate
Nick Bithell – Knights of Old Group
sponsored by John Lewis
Large Company of the Year
sponsored by Dalepak
Small Company of the Year
sponsored by C Butt
Small Company of the Year (less than 50 employees)
sponsored by C Butt
Northamptonshire Logistics Person of 2016
sponsored by Dachser
Jim Wright – Asda
A special Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by NEP, was also given in recognition of a significant contribution to the logistics industry both locally and nationally.
This was presented to Clive AW Hodgkinson.
Tony Bellott, GM, NDC Operations, John Lewis and Chairman, Northamptonshire Logistics Forum, said: “An amazing night with amazing people. Congratulations to all winners and nominees, there was some fierce competition.
“A huge thanks to everyone involved in organising and delivering the event who have already made such a significant difference in a short time. I can't wait to see what next year’s awards ceremony brings.”
Tim Bagshaw, Head of Business and Innovation, NEP, said: “On behalf of everyone involved with the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards this year, I would like to thank all those who made this inaugural event a sell-out success. The invaluable support received has been outstanding and the quality of applications excellent. Congratulations to all the winners!”
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