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NCA 2017 Services To Industry Award

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Kate Lester receives her award Kate Lester receives her award

Awarded to Kate Lester

Services to Industry Award

Presented by Minister of State for Transport John Hayes MP and IoC President Viscount Lord Falkland with Founding Fellows of the IoC Marc Cheauveau, Jeffrey Ritterband and Kevin Grey

Kate Lester

From a young age Kate gave passion, commitment, determination and belief to the courier industry, achieving success she chose to pass that knowledge and skills on.

To guide others in a fulfilling career in the industry. her caring ethos does not give in to anything that is not right for the business. Her belief and passion in the joys of an industry that she has truly supported. She has evolved and encouraged a new generation of express courier businesses to flourish. Her peers and the industry recognise these accomplishments in this award.

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The company she set up in 1992 at the age of just 20, is forecasting revenues of £40 million by 2019.   In the early days she did the deliveries herself in a bright orange D-reg Astra van called Jaffa and being heavily pregnant at the time, she nearly went into labour while delivering a parcel.

She is not one woman on her own – it is a team approach. Her team is busy creating a new generation to run the business and she is leading them, encouraging new logisticians to step forward and leverage their success.

Awards and Recognition of special note.

2015/16 National Champion European Business Awards

2015 Business Woman of the Year UK

2016 Ruban d’Honneur Award for Entrepreneurship

2016 Best UK Courier Franchise

2016 January Corporate Innovation and Excellence Awards

2016 February European Business Awards 

2017 Services to Industry National Courier Award

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