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National Courier Awards - Panel of judges votes big

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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 2021 panel of judges is chaired by Alistair Cochrane of Whistl, former Services to Industry winner. The panel is a fifty-fifty diversity split of men and women. Four of the IOC sub-group chairs: Andy Magromallis Rico, Richard England Cambridge Courier Co, Justin Moore OnIt Logistics and Graham Thomas Ocado. Operator members include: Kelly Leech Tuffnells, Natalie Wainwright Diamond, Kevin Valentine Addison Lee. Independent judges include: Charlotte Bosworth Innovate UK awarding body, Janette Rowson University of West London. Military judge is Lt Col Paul Vickerman BFPO. Carl Lomas MBE, IOC chair sits on the panel and secretary for the short-listers is IOC CEO Tracey Worth. We have the exclusive photo of panel with some of the silverware at the British Forces Post Office HQ venue where deliberations were discussed in a whisker finish of best of best from nationals, regional and local express delivery companies UK-wide.

HRH Princess Anne is the guest of honour at the awards on the evening of Oct 26th. A DEFRA minister is tipped to be presenting the glass for clean air. Other confirmed VIPs attending include Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell, TfL Commissioner Andy Byford, Vice Chancellor UWL Peter John, Brigadier Andy Moffatt RLC and Nick Harris new Highways England boss.

Panel of Judges make decision for gala dinner menu

Alistair Cochrane, chair of the panel of judges for 2021 did not stop with the winners, he asked judges to decide the gala dinner menu for the National Courier Awards. Starter main and pudding in the mix as judges took a final delivery to cast votes on the courses. ‘Place an X and vote for your choice on the gala menu.’



Game Terrine and tarragon ballotine, pickled heritage carrot, pea puree.

Buffalo mozzarella, candied peas, mint frisee salad, lemon oil.

Cauliflower kimchi pancakes, Brussels sprouts slaw.



Salt marsh lamb rump, stilton crumb, heritage carrots, leeks, star anise jus.

Beef Wellington, wild mushrooms, heritage carrots, Madeira sauce.

Baked seabass, fragrant quinoa, caper sauce.



White Chocolate and blueberry cheesecake.

Date and walnut sponge, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream.

Espresso crème caramel with pistachio biscotti

Last modified on Friday, 22 October 2021 12:46

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