NCA 2020

Oct 20th 2020 at the IoD

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Oct 20th 2020 at the IoD

IoC National Courier Awards

IoC National Courier Awards


Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open


National Courier Awards remains set for October 20th

The date is set - first short-listers are in; COVID-19 excellence features strongly – a life services winner is tipped to be announced.


National Courier Awards remains firm for Tuesday 20th October, at the IoD London. Fingers crossed it remains as tables of ten and tables marked by postcode. Keep it in your diary and keep sending in your nominations.

The awards split into two sections. Individuals; those delivering at the door or individuals in the office are the recipients of the 'Silver C' courier wins, but corporate nominations kick off the start of the gala evening proper.

Corporate nominations in the shortlist so far (alphabetic)


021 Couriers, NCDA for the PPE to re-open B&Q

Amazon concern and empathy for delivery during COVID

Cambridge Courier Company ventilator parts

Clipper with 101 Logistic Brigade delivering (PPE) for the NHS

DPD delivering Morrisons food boxes

DPD free delivery for NHS volunteers 3D-printed face shields to NHS

DX Key milestone in express technology despite the virus

DX June Ipswich move during COVID - well done facilities team.

Hermes consolidation for clean air.

Swift Couriers meals on wheels for Age Concern.

Tuffnells – ‘Your delivery network is helping distribute our materials for the manufacture of those life-supporting ventilators’


In the weeks ahead, send the details of your team or individual nominations for one extraordinary act of excellence, kindness or dedication to making it happen right.



The 23rd National Courier Awards, at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1

2019 nca proposed fellows group

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.

IOC chairman Carl Lomas delivered the opening keynote to a year of exploding express courier numbers. Sir John Hayes CBE launched the degree apprenticeship for Express manager as academics came to stage.

Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell & The Master Carmen were present alongside the front line final mile couriers of our industry. David Stringer-Lamarre, IOD London read clean air nominations, Alex Farkas DWP was on stage for recruitment excellence.

Drivers and office teams shortlisted, only on the night did they find who the winners were. The winners took home silver C courier awards in front of what was the biggest sector turnout in the 23 year history of the awards.


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 24th National Courier Awards will be held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 20th 2020.

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Dee Barratt-Davies Ears Plc and Viscount Falkland with some of the short-listed nominees.

Short-listers laden with Champagne

Chairmen of the judges Marc Chauveau provided bubbles for the 2008 short-lister photograph of the National Courier Awards. Pink Express race bike squeezed the edge of frame to get a best of the best image that displayed the most professional image of the same day courier industry.


Twenty one short-listers will be laden with Champagne

Billed the courier event of the year companies large and small, national, London and network have booked up for an evening to remember. The National Courier Awards for 2008 gala celebration dinner will be at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall. Tracey Worth co-ordinated nominations and chairman of the judges Marc Chauveau held the meeting of the panel on Tuesday September 9th in the presence of Steve Norris former transport minister and Vice President of the Institute.


National Courier Awards 2007: Tuesday 19th June 2007

The Gourmon Tower, Tower Bridge, London

Tracey Worth an ex chairman of the National Courier Association and Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport again heads the co-ordination of the panel of judges.


National Courier Awards 2006: Tuesday 20th June 2006

The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD with Dr Stephen Ladyman Minister for Transport

2005 The Tenth birthday Party of The National Courier Awards.

Tracey Worth an ex chairman of the National Courier Association and Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport again headed the co-ordination of the panel of judges.

The 2004 Winners

On the 22nd June 2004 Minister for Transport David Jamieson handed out the glass to ten winners and commended last years safety winner Driver Hire for outstanding progress.

The 2003 Winners

24th June 2003 David Jamieson MP Labour Minister for transport returned to join the top guns of the courier industry in the Nash room of the IOD Institute of Directors for a gala evening bash.


The 2002 Winners

Despatch companies from far and wide gathered for the annual National Courier Awards at the The Institute of Directors, London on June 25th.

The event was sponsored by Camelot Training, Ears Radio and Professional IT and representatives from the courier and biking industries made up the panel of judges. With over 100 companies putting forward their best workers, competition was always going to be hot and according to the panel, the standard of nominations this year was particularly high.

2001 The London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London WC2

For 2001 the same day courier industry had its most spectacular gala bash so far on a hot June evening. A very strong turnout became a whos who reunion of the courier industry.

2000 The Quarter Deck HMS Belfast, The Thames, London SE1

The 2000 awards ceremony was held on the quarterdeck of Londons foremost landmark the battelship HMS Belfast. Moored on the South Embankement of the Thames in Central London the event was as high profile as the battle  ship its self.


1999 Tower Bridge London

The 1999 awards ceremony was held in the walk ways of Tower Bridge with spectacular views across London. Sean Woodward MP, conservative Minister for London presented the awards.

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Winners' Photo Gallery