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.

Join the conversation at #natcourierawards

Office category National Courier awards 2015

Geographic spread from Newcastle to Milton Keynes and London,  excellence from customer to control, long service, dedication and recognition from team were key to wins in what was this years hardest fought category. Presented by Prof. Rod Dubrow-Marshall, University of Derby.


Contract category National Courier awards 2015

2015 an exceptional group of National courier awards nominations shortlisted. Presented by Prof. Rod Dubrow-Marshall, University of Derby


Four Wheels category National Courier awards 2015

2015 an exceptional group of National courier awards nominations shortlisted, Presented by Sarah Bell, Traffic Commisioner for the West of England


Two Wheels category National Courier awards 2015

2015 an exceptional group of National courier awards nominations shortlisted, Presented by Sarah Bell, Traffic Commisioner for the West of England


Three MoD awards presented by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Penny Mordaunt MP with Lt. Col. Brett Duxbury - civilian to military, reserve forces and regular army logistics.


Industry Recognition - golden triangle awards of distinction.

Beginning the gala event of best of the best in courier come the distinction awards with a corporate focus finishing with step change in the industry.


Judges sat for the National Courier Awards Oct 27th 2015

Best of the best have raised the bar with a UK spread of courier industry excellence.

Courier industry Graded Awesome by the 2015 panel of judges.

Kathy Smart City Link & Dennis Coates City Sprint.

Average Age 55, typically 13 years service

Customer: 'she did not give up until she had the answer'

-Unsung hero, a powerhouse behind the scenes.


John Augustin, Rush, Ty Reeves DHL, Micheal Scully CitySprint, Gordon smith TNT

Average Age 40, typically 6 years service

-He is at the core of customer need when change arrives.

-'He has made an incredible impact on how we send our packages with you.'

-Saving patients from serious injury or illness on several occasions.

-The incident detailed shows outstanding integrity.


Luke Turner City Link, Peter Jones Swift, Carl Balfe Citysprint

-His hard work and dedication is exemplary.

-Ambassador and an asset to not only our business, but also our industry.

-Customer testimonial 'He's amazing'


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.


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