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IoC National Courier Awards

IoC National Courier Awards

National Courier Awards 2022 returns to the Institute of Directors, at Pall Mall, London SW1 on October 25th, 2022



Alistair Cochrane is the Chair of this year's awards - He urges you to nominate!



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The Institute of Couriers celebrated 25 years of the National Courier Awards in 2021


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. 2021 brought 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 26th National Courier Awards will be held on Tuesday October 25th 2022 at the IoD in Pall Mall, London.

Join the conversation at #natcourierawards





The full Winners list for the 25th National Courier Awards follows...


Find below a complete list of citations and smaller photos for all the recipients of awards at the 25th National Courier Awards.

Full-resolution photos are available here


For the twenty-fifth year of the National Courier Awards, the Institute of Couriers is pleased to recognise distinction in the following categories: Individuals working Together, COVID Safety & Wellbeing (David Jamieson Award), Teams, Corporate Inspiration, Clean Air and Step Change.

Awards before dinner were presented by DEFRA minister Jo Churchill MP.

Awards after dinner were presented by TfL Commissioner Andy Byford.


For the twenty-fifth year of the National Courier Awards, the Institute of Couriers is pleased to recognise distinction in the categories of Contract, Road and Office.

 Awards were presented by TfL Commissioner Andy Byford.

For the twenty-fifth year of the National Courier Awards, the Institiute of Couriers is pleased to recognise the distinction in service of currently-serving, part-time and former members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in three categories: Military to Civilian, Military Reservist and Military Distinction.

 The awards were presented by Lt. Col. Andrew Gifford CO 158 Regt. RLC.

The National Courier Awards panel of judges has sat.

There is no single winner of a National Courier Award; each year the number varies, but nominations were the biggest ever for this year's 25th anniversary awards.

Shortlist groups were big. Votes for 2021 split the shortlisters in two. It’s a bumper year; corporate awards come first for road safety, clean air and step change.

Votes off the judges have delivered 8 awards for road and 9 for office.

The full Nominations short-list for the 25th National Courier Awards follows...


The 2021 glassware was unveiled to a full house of Fellows at the recent September Heads of Industry round table of final mile, last mile Express courier.

IOC President, Viscount Lord Falkland was delighted to announce that the guest of honour for the twenty-fifth National Courier Awards will be HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

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


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