House of Lords New Fellows Gowning 2011

Hosted by IoC President Viscount Falkland the ceremony took place in the House of Lords. Fellows gowned are individuals recognised at the very top of their career path in the logistics industry.



2011 saw the very first ever second generation gown, Rob Scott of GLH London, the son of former Founding Fellow John Scott steps up and received his father's hood alongside Leon Gamble, Rush Couriers who's aunt Judy Benn of then Arrow Express was also a Founding Fellow.

The event takes place only once a year. Companies large and small, London and UK wide will all be present to see the gowning ceremony and a Christmas reception followed. Existing fellows welcomed the new gowns in a livery like ceremony. TNT, UK Mail, YODEL, DHL mark the big names, many London courier companies, Lewis Day, CitySprint, Prestige, Point to Point were there, UK regional companies from Swift in Liverpool to Speed in Manchester, Carmen livery represented by the Master, Paul Brooks chair of CILT in attendance, Mick Jackson of the Skills Council and the pro Vice Chancellor of Derby University who gave news of the new Foundation degrees in Logistics to be launched next year. This event was by invitation only.