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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


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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'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.

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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.


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!

The National Courier Awards are hosted by the Institute of Couriers, the government stakeholder for express, final mile, last mile delivery and are judged by an independent panel of operators and sector stakeholders. 2020 brings a focus on key worker, critical infrastructure delivery UK wide, featuring companies national, regional and local, from network to franchise and independent.

The National Courier Awards are open sector-wide to all; they are split in two categories, corporate and individual.



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 25th National Courier Awards will be held on Tuesday October 26th 2021.

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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.

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.

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