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NCA 2020 Services to Industry Award

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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.



The nomination was read to him virtually by last year’s winner, Alistair Cochrane, Chief Development Officer at Whistl from the Marlow Whistl HQ.

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Alistair Cochrane at Whistl HQ Marlow to read the 2020 nomination for Services to Industry.


Alistair Cochrane, the nomination reads...

This individual is proven across multiple senior roles in the sector.  During COVID lockdown he reached out to support all former colleagues in the sector via Linkedin. ‘If you have been made redundant or are at risk, and we worked together at any time, regardless of where you are in the world I am here to help, connect you to people or company, support a former recommendation or endorsement.’

This individual possesses highly relevant commercial and operational experience gained within the logistics and distribution industry.  Due to his detailed understanding of the sector, its opportunities and challenges, he has been an important independent voice and sounding board in the development and execution of express strategy. He was, most recently, Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Express, Europe until the September 2018 and having held a number of other senior executive roles with FedEx since 2006. Prior to that, he had held senior executive roles at a number of leading logistics organisations including ANC Group, where he was instrumental in leading the turnaround of the business from a position of loss-making to industry leading margins and strong profit recovery prior to its successful sale to FedEx in 2006. Today he is the Executive Chairman of Tuffnells, the 2020 Institute of Couriers National Courier Award for Services to Industry goes to Michael Holt.

Beamed to Tuffnells HQ Sheffield in a broadcast-quality TV picture.

‘National Courier Award, ‘Services to industry’ 2020 goes to Michael Holt. Executive Chairman Tuffnells former ANC & European head of Fedex TNT, reaching out during Covid to help former colleagues.’

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IOC 2020 Services to Industry National Courier Award winner, Michael Holt Tuffnells
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