NCA 2023

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Historic turnout with largest mix of express companies ever.

Twenty-four courier Silver Cs in standing ovation celebrations.

DEFRA Minister, Trudy Harrison presenting decarbonisation awards to Evri for zero emission cargo bikes and O’Donovan for HVO fleet.

Step Change showcase of rail, robots and drones. Vamaris, DPD and Royal Mail winners.

Shadow Skills Minster Seema Malhotra delivers express apprentices to next generation at CitySprint and TOLL Logistics.

Cultural impact for Whistl and Smiths News.

Team award to Absolutely for Pharmacy solution.

Arrow XL took the Road Safety David Jamieson award.


IOC VP, Sir John Hayes MP, rattle your clappers for the Express sector celebrating a shortlisting of success in final mile as individuals walked tall and proud into the City of London livery hall. It was the largest mix of companies ever, Smes, Regionals and national brands at the same tables. DfT, DfE, DEFRA, DVSA all in the room. Lights, camera, action for the gala evening celebration of the 27th National Courier Awards hosted by the Institute of Couriers. A full house, standing-room only, and many were standing for standing ovations as they rattled the clappers. IOC delivered the Curly Wurlys to postcoded tables for a gala dinner followed by stilt walkers and light dancing setting the tone of celebration for what has become a unique approach to recognising best of the best in final mile. Tweets by the bucket-load, photos live on the web as Carl Lomas and Dr Tracey Worth read inspirational narratives to bring a tear to the eye from the winning reports of 2023.

Awards went to next generation, Shadow Minister for education Seema Malhotra was on stage with DfE, Inst of Apprenticeship Jane Pearce to award the next generation, two apprentices, both form Heathrow geographic, Ruben Sandu and Remi Collin

Two-wheel winner, motorcycle courier Peter Powley scooped the first courier silver C award.

Eight van winners including electric quadracylce. Million deliveries, four decade service, and straight five Trustpilot reviews featured in the van nominations. Tylo Jamison DB Couriers was up for saving life. Newcaste to Coventry and Heathrow featured in widespread geographic winners recognition.

Five contract winners working direct with client showcased from van to control office. Malcolm Higgins, the library contract took huge applause. Contract winning statements included - ‘Brilliant relation ship with client – focus on end customer, profound impact’

All of the office short listers nominated for fellowship by awards pane of judges. Nine winners, companies included, Absolutely, CitySprint, eCouriers, Menzies, TVS Rico, Reliance, Smiths News, Viking and Yodel. Highlights in the office winners included, claim reduction, making team like family, growing chilled delivery, passion for customers, sales champion, reducing pre-run mileage.

Life services with four decades on the clock went to Yodel, from driver to chief operating officer, it was a standing ovation for Carl Moore.

A gala evening celebration rattling the clappers with standing ovations for final mile.

IOC Chairman Carl Lomas delivered the opening keynote to a year of exploding express courier numbers in a sector recognised as key worker, critical infrastructure.

Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell & IOC board member David Stringer-Lamarre were on stage to present the Silver C courier awards.

Winners of the independent, unsponsored awards of the Institute of Couriers are the best-kept secret in our sector, only finding out as they are called to the stage.

The gala evening recognised best-of-the-best in express, courier, last mile, final mile.



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Life services with four decades on the clock went to Yodel, from driver to chief operating officer, it was a standing ovation for Carl Moore.


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Step change showcase of rail, robots and drones. Vamaris, DPD and Royal Mail winners.


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DEFRA Minister, Trudy Harrison spoke decarbonisation awards to Evri for zero emission cargo bikes and O’Donovan for HVO fleet.


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Shadow Skills Minster Seema Malhotra, delivers express apprentices to next generation at CitySprint and TOLL Logistics.


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Cultural impact for Whistl and Smiths News

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Team award to Absolutely for Pharmacy solution

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Arrow XL took the road safety David Jamieson award



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City of London and environs at the National Courier Awards 2023


IOC announced the corporate shortlisters for 2023

National Courier Awards top three shortlisters in the corporate categories

Corporate awards are for company actions in a variety of categories, It’s a bumper year with three Step Change shortlisters. The most prestigious ‘Step Change’ award is given where a company has brought change to the sector.

There is a green Eco award, a Special Impact award and a road safety award.

Government departments supporting the sector are also shortlisted for special recognition.

A rare life services to sector award is tipped to be handed out at the 2023 National Courier Awards.

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Corporate Shortlist  for 2023

Nominations bringing step change to the Express sector for 2023

-Parcels to rail by Varamis
-Robots to ten cities by DPD
-Royal Mail drones to Highlands and Islands

Nominations for Eco and Clean Air change for 2023

-Evri for half million EV cargo bike delivery target
-DPD wetlands project with RSPB
-DX with IKEA EV fleet
-O’Donovan – Waste clean air in final mile

Special Corporate Impact awards shortlist for 2023

-Yodel supporting vulnerable customers
-Whistl Homeless connect packs
-Smiths News recycle from delivery

Special recognition shortlist for Govt Depts supporting our sector

-TfL on London EV charging infrastructure
-DfT re-launch Think campaign
-HSE on best practice for shift workers


Teams awards

-Absolutely Lloyds pharmacy project
-GS Couriers APC depot of the year
-Smiths News Gas leak relocation action.



Shortlister video

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Shortlisters at NCA 2023  



Ministerial video

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Shadow Skills Minister at NCA 2023  



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Announcing the panel of judges for 2023

The National Courier Awards are independent and without sponsorship, they recognise everyone in the express final mile sector. The panel of judges is chaired by Simon Allan-Brookes. The 2023 panel is made up of, external members, Phil Martin DfT, Charlotte Bosworth CEO Innovate UK, Sue Tilly LLEP & Carl Widdowson DWP. IOC sector chairs, Andy Magromallis & Richard England. Operator members, Justin Moore, Kevin Valentine, Natalie Wainwright, Rob Scott.



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.


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 Guests at the awards



Robert Murray RUSH, Georgina Evans CitySprint, Simon Hurst GLH

Cycles & Motorcycles, girls and boys.

-Awareness that excellent customer service is key to the role.

-Immersing herself fully in the cycle courier world.

-26 years and always willing to assist


Robert Reid TNT, Joe Dodd City Link, Brian Anderson DHL, David Hosler GLH

-A courier driver who went above and beyond his job role

-Highway agency support to get the package delivered.

-Customer comments, 'he played a blinder for us.'

-Public spirited and brave


Ivor Skinner. Job Title: Director / Co-Secretary, Age: 66, Years in Industry: 25


Full house success for National Courier Awards as fellows of the Institute of Couriers recognised  best of the best with four nations of winners at the Institute of Directors in a gala bash of who's who in the courier logistics industry.


Norman Baker MP, Minister for Transport was delighted to announce the Judging panel for National Couriers Awards 2012.

The Master Carmen elect, Cmdr Robin Bawtree joins the Minister Norman Baker.

The magnitude of the responsibility involved in the safe and secure escort of the nation's classified postal material cannot be overstated and to be involved in the Postal and Courier specialisation for almost 50 years (and counting) is nothing short of remarkable.


Reception of the sold out 2013 National Courier Awards at the Institute of Directors in London was awash with gossip of Royal Mail privatisation as friends and colleagues, regional and national networked on a year's adventures in the business of logistics. There was no doubt 2013 saw the attendance of more courier companies from more regions, large and small than have ever been in one room before.


Richard Howard FIoC (seated) chaired the panel at the offices of the Carmen livery in the City of London. Judges line up from left Tracey Worth Co-ordinator, Len Rainford FFIoC Sameday UK, Justin Moore FIoc CitySprint, Greg Hoy FIoC Excel Couriers, David Brown Prestige Couriers, Chris Hodder BMF Political Advisor, Rob Scott FIoC GLH, Mick Davies EARS and Carl Lomas MBE IoC.

Judges of the National Courier Awards 2012 have voted.

Shortlisters for 2012 walked into the National Courier Awards laden with bottles of bubbles for a celebration of the best of the best.


With the Minister Mike Penning (centre front) Lord Falkland, Tracey Worth and Ian Mutch. Judges for this year are led by Richard Howard FIoC Rush Couriers, Chairman of the judging panel, Mick Davies Ears Communications, Chris Hodder BMF, David Brown Prestige Couriers, Neil Michaeloudis FIoC GLH, Len Rainford FFIoC Sameday UK, Jeffrey Ritterband FFIoC Lewis Day Transport, Justin Moore CitySprint, Greg Hoy FIoC Excel Couriers and Carl Lomas MBE.

 The fifteenth National Courier Awards with the Minister for Transport Mike Penning, delighted to show government support for the Courier Industry with a heartfelt speech of motorbikes and HGV licenses that touched the heart of the logistics audience.


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

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