IoC news - Fellows Gowning

IoC news - Fellows Gowning

Inst of Couriers Fellows' Gowning event Feb 29th 2024

Ceremonial gowning of IOC fellows 2024

IOC announce Heathrow Airport Chief of Staff Nigel Milton as honorary fellow for 2024 - delivered Fellows' Gowning keynote.

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The prestigious fellows' gowning of the Inst of Couriers takes place at the House of Lords, hosted by President, Lord Peter Hendy. For 2024 there is a life service gold hood waiting; the recipient, who was named at last year's National Courier Awards, is former Yodel Chief Operating Officer Carl Moore. Former Heathrow boss, John Holland-Kaye retired and stepped down as an IOC hon fellow; new Hon fellow for 2024 is Heathrow airport chief of staff Nigel Milton. Nigel will deliver the evening's keynote and will be welcomed by most recent IOC honorary, Vice Chancellor of the University of West London, Peter John.

The key business of the evening is gowning twenty ceremonial fellows; it’s a formidable list, spanning the express logistics sector. An extract includes: HR director at Whistl Louise O'Neil who is in the line, Justin Pegg COO DPD is confirmed. Operations Delivery director Smiths News, John Power is attending. Toll Logistics CEO Allison Lindfield is all set. Evri fellows coming up include Rebekah Ahmadi and Laura Newberry.

A breadth of govt is on the VIP list and will be joined regional bodies from TfL to TfWM. The whole IOC board is attending. Those hon fellows confirmed attending include Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell and City of London Sherrif Alison Gowman. Former Royal Logistics Corps Brigadier Andy Moffat is also on the list.

Fellows gowning is an express logistics transport network and natter high point of the year. More than quarter of a million final mile vans will be represented in the room.


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 Fellows' Gowning 2024


high resolution images of the 2024 event are available for download in the photo bank



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2023 - Two honorands, TfL commissioner Andy Lord and former Aldermanic Sheriff Alison Gowman. A new President, as Viscount Falkland passes on the mantle to Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill. Two dozen new fellows are received in line.

2022 – Two honorands, TfL commissioner Andy Byford and head of the DVSA Loveday Ryder – Services to Industry for Trevor Hoyle, a thousand years of service in the ceremonial fellows of 2022.

2018 - John Hayes CBE elected new Vice President, Honorary Fellowship awarded to Leon Daniels. Kate Lester takes  Services to Industry hood.

2017 - The honorary gown was awarded to Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye.

2016 - Fellows hand the gown to their President and recognise eighty years...New TfL boss took honorary fellowship & first-ever honorary associateship for the Army. Viscount, Lord Falkland, celebrating his eighty years...Sixty-four years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne...TfL boss Mike Brown awarded the hon fellowship, 12 new Fellows were gowned by IOC President Viscount, Lord Falkland.

2024 The new – 24 senior IOC fellows gowned at House of Lords.

On February 29th, 2024, the IOC President gowned a new Honorary fellow, gave out a Life Services distinction and hooded more than two dozen Senior fellows.

Meet the new fellows below...

24 senior IOC fellows gowned at House of Lords for 2023.

Institute of Couriers announce new President.

Meet the 2023 fellows

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2023 The new – 24 senior IOC fellows gowned at House of Lords

On March 9th, 2023, the IOC gowned a new President, recognised two Honorary fellows and hooded more than two dozen Senior fellows.

Meet the new fellows below...

Over a thousand years of service to last mile Express sector.

Two honorands– a pair of apprentices – services to industry and a thousand years of CV rainbow.

Friday was IOC Fellows' ceremonial gowning – Feb 25th 2022.


Meet the ceremonial fellows of the 2022 Institute of Couriers fellows gowning.

Two honorands, a life services and 30 gowned to make a 'millennium' of the express final mile, last mile logistics sector.

Fellows gowned of the Institute represented Govt Stakeholder of critical infrastructure for key worker delivery to the door.

A rainbow of sector colours from national to regional and SME.

Ceremonial gowning hosted by the IOC President, Viscount Lord Falkland takes place once a year, 2022 was two years in the making for lockdown.

Education and latest apprenticeships at the heart of the key notes, best practice and next generation as the new formed order for the formal photo of hoods.

Meet the fellows with a summary of their backgrounds below, it’s a 'millennium' of years of contribution for 2022.

House of Lords terrace packed full for double decades of the Millennium

IOC President steps to Emeritus with a Golden ticket.

Road safety and education mark 2020 Double honorary fellows.

Sector signs Race Charter.

2020 IOC Fellows' Gowning, a family of fellows.

Two Honorands, a life services award, twenty fellows, and a military associate.

Last mile, final mile, express courier sector in force for Friday Feb 28th Institute of Couriers ceremonial gowning at the House of Lords. Sold out full house, express couriers event of the year for final mile.

Lord Falkland, President of the Institute of Couriers in a rousing step to Emeritus receives a golden ticket.

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