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Oct 26th 2021 IoD London

IoC National Courier Awards

IoC National Courier Awards

National Courier Awards 2021 - booked to return to the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London SW1 on October 26th 2021

Send us your nominations for 2021 now - it couldn't be simpler - just fill in the nomination form online here


Alistair Cochrane - Call for nominations

As Chair of this year’s National Courier Awards I wanted to reach out to you all with a request to recognise all of the great efforts that your team make each and every day by nominating them within the key categories for the 2021 National Courier Awards.


The awards scheme gives each of us the ability to formally recognise the tremendous efforts that our people have made through one of the most difficult years in the Industries history. The courier industry has ensured the Make It Happen attitude was there in swathes, getting through against all the odds, dealing with all the Covid restrictions and in doing so, ensuring that the Country kept supply chains open, working and delivering.

Well, what better way to recognise our unsung heroes than to nominate them in one of the National Courier Award categories? there are many to choose from, so I would encourage all IOC Heads of Industry and associate members to act now and get your people nominated for this year’s awards scheme. The categories are Two Wheel, Four Wheel, Contract Driver, Contract Site, Office, Apprentice of the year, Corporate safety, Road Safety and not forgetting the Military, so you can see there are many to choose from and I’m sure that your employees will fit into one if not more of these sectors.

I have gone onto the portal myself and it’s easy to use and won’t take much time to complete a nomination in one of the categories, so please get your nominations in as early as you can and make this year’s awards one to remember.


The National Courier Awards are hosted by the Institute of Couriers, the government stakeholder for express, final mile, last mile delivery and are judged by an independent panel of operators and sector stakeholders. 2020 brings a focus on key worker, critical infrastructure delivery UK wide, featuring companies national, regional and local, from network to franchise and independent.

The National Courier Awards are open sector-wide to all; they are split in two categories, corporate and individual.



NCA Logo Blue 256The National Courier Awards recognise the best of the best in the courier industry - from wheels to office, contract and military. A gala evening celebrating excellence from courier companies large and small, regional and national footprint alongside each other in a unique network of all things courier.

 The 25th National Courier Awards will be held on Tuesday October 26th 2021.

Join the conversation at #natcourierawards

2020's National Courier Awards left the traditional IoD platform in Pall Mall and went on the road!

With full social distancing, the IOC completed the final mile of recognition for the 2020 Covid year winners by delivering the Silver C courier awards to the individuals in their workplaces, where their colleagues rattled their clappers in recognition of best-of-the-best express delivery.

There was a broadcast quality capture of the National Courier Awards in 2020; just like the real thing, individual and corporate winners were a secret until the evening of Oct 20th 2020.

 2020 National Courier Awards – the COVID year.

‘Recognising people at the heart of final mile delivery’

Viscount Lord Falkland, President Institute of Couriers, IOC, ‘2020 the 24th National Courier Awards: An exceptional year; the COVID year'

IOC Vice President, Sir John Hayes CBE, ‘This year the National Courier Awards has left the traditional IoD platform in Pall Mall - the National Courier Awards is on the road from London to Leeds'


National Courier Award, ‘Services to Industry’ 2020

The Services to Industry award is the best-kept secret in the sector, like the last twenty years of the conventional gala dinner announcements, this year’s winner had no idea until he was joined by colleagues to celebrate the announcement at his HQ in Sheffield.


2020 National Courier Awards Corporate winners


The Individual winners (also in alphabetical order)


2020 National Courier Awards Military Collaboration Awards

Twenty-three years of final-mile excellence for National Courier Awards

Rattle the clappers, light-show and fanfares for the best-of-the-best in Express final-mile courier.

Best of the Best final mile in the UK recognised by independent panel of judges at the Institute of Couriers National Awards 2019

National Courier Awards 2019 at the IOD

Life services, seven gongs and nineteen courier silver Cs for 2019

Step-change award to DPD for electric vehicle micro-hub

Hermes take team award

Diamond win diversity

Clipper take fresh start recruitment.

Life Services win to Alistair Cochrane Whistl


Three winners further nominated for fellow by awards chair Adrian Smith

Will Friar Rush Couriers, Monica Pound CitySprint & Monika Haromszeki Hermes.

Progression in our sector

Mandy Freedman, former road National Courier awards winner comes back to win an office category.

Clean air for final mile double-take with two winners

GLA Gnewt & City of London CitySprint cargo bike parking


In keeping with tradition, shortlisted candidates assemble on the Balcony & Stair of the IoD before being presented to the IOC Vice President, and VIPs and the National Courier Awards ceremony begins; 2019 marks the 23rd year of the awards.

 DPD for ‘Safety Above and Beyond in the final mile.

Diamond Logistics for their “Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion” Innovation policy

Clipper’s Fresh Start programme

The City of London Corporation and GLA Gnewt Collaboration.


Alistair Cochrane


Fernando Lopes de Silva - Addison Lee

Ailton Sena - Addison Lee


Andrew Lumb - Four Wheels Driver, CitySprint
Miklos Istok - Four Wheels Electric Driver, Gnewt


Filip Boshnakov - CitySprint
Les Emmerson - Hermes
Stephen Gray - CitySprint
Chris Wilkins - Tuffnells


David Bates - Tuffnells
Adrian Purewell - CitySprint

Becky Ahmadi and Mandy Scott, Hermes


Mandy Freedman - Account Manager, Rush Couriers
Shervonne Timmer - Customer service Agent, CitySprint

 Step Change ‘Micro Hub’ delivery - leading a team effort for DPD is Graham Goadby

Will Friar - Office Support, Rush Couriers
Monica Pound - Relationship Manager, CitySprint
Monika Haromszeki - Regional Logistics Planner, Hermes


Military To Civilian Award - Mike Doe, Clipper

Military Reservist Award - Sgt Simon Miller, 158 Sqn RLC

Military Distinction Award - Major Ian Mckinney, BFPO


The 23rd National Courier Awards, held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 is Tuesday October 15th 2019.

Sir John Hayes for the gala final mile event recognising express, last mile courier best of the best.

Clean air big on the shortlisted winners

Panel of Judges for the National Courier Awards, chaired by Adrian Smith, sat to decide the final mile best of best.


Twenty-two years of final-mile excellence for National Courier Awards

Rattle the clappers, light-show and fanfares for the best-of-the-best in Express final-mile courier. Pledges of code of practice and level 6 degree in Express management announced.

Best of the Best final mile in the UK recognised by independent panel of judges at the Institute of Couriers National Awards 2018

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