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IoC National Courier Awards

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National Courier Awards 2021 - booked to return to the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London SW1 on October 26th 2021

Send your nominations to us by 27th Sept for 2021 - just fill in the nomination form online here

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The Institute of Couriers is celebrating 25 years of the National Courier Awards in 2021

Alistair Cochrane - Call for nominations

As Chair of this year’s National Courier Awards I wanted to reach out to you all with a request to recognise all of the great efforts that your team make each and every day by nominating them within the key categories for the 2021 National Courier Awards.


The awards scheme gives each of us the ability to formally recognise the tremendous efforts that our people have made through one of the most difficult years in the Industries history. The courier industry has ensured the Make It Happen attitude was there in swathes, getting through against all the odds, dealing with all the Covid restrictions and in doing so, ensuring that the Country kept supply chains open, working and delivering.

Well, what better way to recognise our unsung heroes than to nominate them in one of the National Courier Award categories? there are many to choose from, so I would encourage all IOC Heads of Industry and associate members to act now and get your people nominated for this year’s awards scheme. The categories are Two Wheel, Four Wheel, Contract Driver, Contract Site, Office, Apprentice of the year, Corporate safety, Road Safety and not forgetting the Military, so you can see there are many to choose from and I’m sure that your employees will fit into one if not more of these sectors.

I have gone onto the portal myself and it’s easy to use and won’t take much time to complete a nomination in one of the categories, so please get your nominations in as early as you can and make this year’s awards one to remember.


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.

Join the conversation at #natcourierawards



The four Presidential awards for 2016 are, Client Collaboration - awarded to UK Mail, Courier Team awarded to Hermes, Corporate Safety goes to Swift Despatch Liverpool and Services to Industry is awarded to Justin Moore FIoC CitySprint.


The judges have sat for the 2016 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.

Military nominations for logistics in regular, reserve and private sector are set to recognise deliveries in austere locations under pressure.

While the winners are a secret it will be no surprise to expect a standing ovation for the excellence to be recognised in military logistics by the private sector of express and courier.


The 2015 shortlisters for the 19th National Courier Awards gather on the staircase at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London

2015 the nineteenth National courier awards.

2015 the nineteenth National courier awards

In the fast-paced and ever evolving courier industry the best-of-the-best who are setting the standards were recognised in The National Courier Awards.


National Courier Awards distinction for step change in the Industry

Hermes take second year in a row. Presented by Prof. Rod Dubrow-Marshall, University of Derby.


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.

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