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IoC National Courier Awards

IoC National Courier Awards

The 27th Awards will be held at Drapers' Hall, City of London on October 17th, 2023

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. 2022 brought 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.


Lord Peter Hendy of Richmond Hill, IOC President

welcomes you to join the celebration of the 27th year of these annual awards, ‘It is simply amazing'. Resilience is the backbone of our industry, from two-wheel to the ever-changing technology used by those who represent this professional and qualified industry.

This year we celebrate at a new private venue, hosting the National Courier Awards for the first time, to grow with our requested numbers. The venue will be the perfect setting to applaud the success of our industry that we should and will recognise on the night. All in the express industry - national, regional organisations large and small, are welcome, and we hope that you are looking forward to attending.

We shall be welcoming our VIP guests from amongst Ministers, nominees, and industry professionals - all in attendance to enjoy the celebration of the 2023 National Courier Awards.

Get ready to “rattle those clappers”!

Nominations deadline has now passed.


IOC announce the corporate short-listers for 2023

National Courier Awards top three short-listers 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.

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

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.


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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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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