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NCA 2020 - On The Road!

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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.



National Courier Awards 2020 went 'On The Road' for social distance


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 National Courier Awards 2020  

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Explaining the moment in 2020 - Sir John Hayes CBE MP – former transport minister – IOC Vice President


It's going on the road, join me to rattle the clappers on the evening Oct 20th


ioc vice president sir john hayes


National Courier Awards were held on Oct 20th in 2020. Sir John explained ’It’s going ahead and will recognise some of the exceptional adaptability of the express sector when faced with the challenge of COVID - critical infrastructure delivering to the door and helping people stay safe at home.


2020 National Courier Awards

Viscount Lord Falkland, President of the Institute of Couriers, ‘2020 the 24th National Courier Awards, an exceptional year - the COVID year - recognising a peak we never planned for. A year of lockdown, a year of recognition for final mile, key workers, critical infrastructure. 2020 recognises people at the heart of final mile, last mile, express delivery.’

IOC Vice President, Sir John Hayes CBE, ‘This year, the National Courier Awards left the traditional IoD platform in Pall Mall - the National Courier Awards went on the road - from London to Leeds - with full social distancing and supported by a TV news production crew to recognise best of the best in express courier final mile delivery.'

IOC chairman Carl Lomas MBE, ‘The 2020 Inst of Couriers, National Courier Awards.’ ‘This year there is a prestigious service to industry award. Corporate nominations focus on delivering during COVID – from ventilator parts to face masks. There is a City consolidation Clean Air award and a team who deliver a nightly miracle. For 2020 we have a David Jamieson Corporate Road Safety Winner. However, the big focus is on individuals in our sector. The individual National Courier Awards winners range from office to driver, from Guildford to Gateshead, Southampton to Aberdeen, London to Leeds. Delivering parcels, co-ordinating teams, saving lives.

IOC CEO Tracey Worth, ‘Sit back and enjoy the 2020 National Courier Awards with one click on your laptop to a broadcast quality socially distanced awards. 2020 sees an abundance of professional individuals, having delivered more, gone further and now recognised by the industry for their amazing contribution. Apprentice of the Year winner presented in Guildhall Yard, City of London acknowledges the next generation. The awards video concludes with a Military coalition with Express sector winner. Rattle those clappers!

Brigadier Phil Prosser comments on the Military Coalition award, ‘This team of teams delivered logistic effect far greater than the sum of its parts under a common purpose to ensure the continued supply of PPE to all frontline users.’

Alistair Cochrane, opening our award night, reads the nomination for services to industry, ‘This individual is proven across multiple senior roles in the sector.  During COVID lockdown he reached out to support all former colleagues.’

IOC Vice president, David Jamieson, 2020 National Courier Award for Contribution to Road Safety ‘Adaptive training measures reduce accident rates with a new driving assessment with manoeuvre-based exercises.’

One of the Corporate winners, Ben Kidson comments, ‘I’m so proud of everyone in the team for having a constructive, safe attitude during this pandemic. It’s such an honour to receive this award, it means a lot.’

Comments for the individual National Courier Award winners were rich in customer testimony, “The driver was so helpful and cheerful; what a wonderful service!

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