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National Courier Awards 2020 went 'On The Road' for social distance


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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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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.

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.


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