National Courier Awards 2020 - On The Road


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Oct 20th 2020 on tour!

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Explaining the moment! 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 Oct 20th. Sir John explains ’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.


This year's National Courier Awards will leave the traditional IOD platform in Pall Mall, the National Courier Awards is going on the road!

With full social distancing, the IOC have 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.

alistair cochrane tracey worth camera shoot for nca covid 2020

There will be a broadcast quality capture of the National Courier Awards; just like the real thing, individual and corporate winners will be a secret until the evening of Oct 20th, I ask you to be ready to rattle your clappers and join me then to celebrate the sector and its COVID year delivery.


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 24th National Courier Awards will be held on Tuesday October 20th 2020.

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Awarded to Megan Heybourne and Jeremy Radbourne

Awarded to WO2 Toni Hill

Judges have sat. Front line delivery – final mile showcase – highlighted comments from the individual shortlisted nominations below.

2018 National Courier Awards on the evening of Oct 9th, hosted at the IOD Pall Mall will be the year of front line delivery with a bumper short-list of individuals from cycle and cargo bike and van making big scores in front of the team of judges - led by awards chairman, Adrian Smith from Swift.

Below you wil find highlighted comments from the shortlisted nominations of individuals.

Recognition for apprentice and lifetime achievement in Express sector

Best of the Best final mile in the UK recognised by independent panel of judges at the Institute of Couriers National Awards 2017

Ten thousand words of nominations for the 21st year of the National Courier Awards.

Recognition from apprentice to lifetime achievement as Express sector rattled their clappers for the final mile.


Awarded to Peter Daniel of Top Flight Couriers

Awarded to Transport for London for its LoCity programme.

Awarded to the National Postal Museum

Awarded to Hermes

Awarded to Tesco

Awarded to Kate Lester

Awarded to Joseph Jotya and Tom Ayris

Awarded to Duncan Barney, Matt Templeton and Aytach Gullu


Awarded to Dee Saini, Lee Thomas, Amy Joyce and Graham Smith

Awarded to Scot Brown, Clive la Touche and Chris Elia

Awarded to Darryl Claypole, Mike Daly, Justin Waite & Shaun Wright and Point2Point Couriers

Awarded to Paul Cross, David Wilkie and Shaun Stevenson

The judges have sat for the 2017 National Courier Awards.

Votes have been taken and the silver C courier awards are waiting for the best of the best in the express courier sector.

Two decades of excellence for National Courier awards

Recognition for apprentice and lifetime achievement in Express sector

Best of the Best final mile in the UK recognised by independent panel of judges at the Institute of Couriers National Awards

Two decades of excellence for National Courier awards

Recognition for apprentice and lifetime achievement in Express sector

Best of the Best final mile in the UK recognised by independent panel of judges at the Institute of Couriers National Awards

awarded to Andrew Currie Rush Couriers, Sgt. Dean Channell and Peter Greatorex

awarded to Paul McCarten CitySprint, Ellie Moys P2P and Alison Savage CitySprint

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