The best in class came together at the Royal Lancaster Hotel last night (Thursday 19th October) to celebrate outstanding achievements in logistics and transport at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence 2017.

The event recognised the highest standards in the transport and logistics profession. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Michael Portillo, 15 high profile awards were presented by Robin Proctor FCILT, President, CILT.

CILT’s premier award for outstanding achievement, the Sir Robert Lawrence Award, was presented by John Boulter FCILT, Managing Director – Retail, DHL Supply Chain, to Neil Ashworth FCILT, CEO, CollectPlus.

Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT, said: “We are not very good at talking about the successes of our sector. This event is a great platform for us to do just that and recognise those who demonstrate a significant contribution to the development of our profession. This is an exciting time for logistics and transport, it is full of opportunity and the leaders of our profession have a responsibility to continue to elevate the bar to allow our sectors to thrive.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. The standard of entries gets higher every year and we hope that the awards you received tonight allow you to not only raise the profile of individuals and organisations, but also the profile of our great profession.”

Other winners on the night included: National Express, Kuehne + Nagel, Transport for Greater Manchester, Wincanton and Network Rail. The winners of the CILT Annual Awards for Excellence 2017 are:

Development of People
National Express Bus and Coach

Environmental Improvement – sponsored by The Environmental Network
Greenshields Cowie & Co Ltd

Freight Transport Best Practice – sponsored by FORS

Information Management

Journalist of the Year
Paul Clifton FCILT

Operations Excellence
Kuehne + Nagel

Passenger Transport Best Practice – sponsored by XPO Logistics
Network Rail & GWR


Sir Robert Lawrence Award – sponsored by DHL Supply Chain
Neil Ashworth FCILT

Student of the Year – sponsored by Michael Page
Matt Devlin, Chris Saunders and Glenn Trimmer, Peel Ports – Manchester Ship Canal Project

Supply Chain Innovation – sponsored by BT Supply Chain
Kuehne + Nagel

Transport Policy and Planning – sponsored by Tachograph Analysis Consultants
Transport for Greater Manchester – Metrolink Second City Crossing

Vulnerable Road Users Safety – sponsored by Fleet Source
Transport for London

Warehouse Operations – sponsored by Toyota Material Handling (UK)
Pharmacy 2U and Logistex

Young Manager of the Year – sponsored by Hays
Matthew Chamberlain

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