House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2019

New Fellows Gowning 2019 New Fellows Gowning 2019

IOC Fellows' Gowning. Friday March 1st 2019 - a  full house Hon fellows turnout.

The 2019 dozen join family of final mile.

Sold out full house network event of the year for final mile, last mile House of Lords event. Institute of Couriers 2019 fellows' gowning, a life services hood & a new hon fellow to make the twelve ceremonial fellows 2019. Key note by TfL boss commissioner Mike Brown MVO for the Sixty-seventh year since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.

Viscount Falkland, ceremonially gowning twelve fellows of the IOC on the terrace of the House of Lords.

The 2019 ceremonial fellows' dozen


Carolyn Dwyer, hon fellow 2019, City of London Corporation

Adrian Smith, services to industry hood, Swift Logistics

Neil Ashworth Collect plus

Rosie Bailey, CitySprint

Richard Ball, Clipper

Alistair Deas MBE

Adrian Harris, Yodel

Scott King CitySprint

Jason Kirkup, Diamond Logistics

Carl Lyons, Hermes

Lt Col Paul Vickerman, RLC

Nick Wells, Whistl

Darren Willson, DPD


WO Toni Hill, National Courier Award military winner, RLC Honorary associate member 2019

A networking opportunity to catch up with fellows, friends and industry as guests talked Downunder electric from Bob Blacks latest thousand EVS at Australia post to Madrid sustainable cities and Dutch NL Post with Tieman Van-Brugge.

New Honorary Fellow, director of City of London Corporation, Carolyn Dwyer spoke clean air in the City of London for express delivery. Life services gown to Adrian Smith of Swift Logistics drew a standing ovation.

IOC Chair, Carl Lomas opened the event with a look at the agenda for client chain final mile.

Parcel volumes continue to explode. Projects of the IOC include understanding the perception of value of free delivery; in Coventry this week we took almost 500 surveys of delivery value from logisticians at the Intralogistex trade show and we will be reporting data over a five year survey before summer. IOC continues to develop a pledge, a code of practice, ‘doing the right thing in final mile' and work continues with our steps toward chartership.

The IOC big ticket agenda items for 2018 included employment status, education & clean air. Employment status saw 100 thousand vans at our heads of industry table, Irwin Mitchell partner, courier law guru, Melanie Stancliffe is with us this evening. Education - the L2 driver apprenticeship is ready and Tracy Aust from West Thames is here to talk delivery opportunities. Clean Air - IOC is proud to chair the TfL LoCITY group and welcomes Mike Brown to speak.

Address by Viscount Falkland, President IoC. "The Institute has become a family of the courier sector, a truly expanding and evolving sector."

This evening is about individuals, those who have stepped forward to be recognised as individual fellows of the institute. With common goal for best practice and excellence in developing and promoting the sector of final mile, express delivery and courier. Particularly recognising excellence.

I returned again to Guildhall last year to see the IOC motorcycle courier bike branded for trade in the City of London by the Carmen; I welcome their Master here this evening. Such events showcase the nature of fellows' interaction between City, ceremonial and operational delivery. It has been a great pleasure to see the Institute evolve and to do so in the most professional manner. I introduce our Hon Fellow for this evening's address, Mike Brown, Commissioner for Transport for London TfL.


Mike Brown, Commissioner, Transport for London,

Mike Brown spoke apprenticeships in Express, diversity and clean air before welcoming new hon fellow Carolyn Dwyer.

Recognise the power of the apprentice within your workforce. Employers of the Express sector forged ahead with the creation of Level 2 and Level 6 Express Trailblazer apprenticeship qualifications, at the forefront of the transport and logistics trailblazer successes. I appeal you to utilize this qualification; take up the opportunity within levy to support those who will be following in Fellows' footsteps. The next generation built on design not just experience.

The year of Diversity - Driving Transport and logistics forward will be launched in May, Tracey Worth leading the initiative for a greater and stronger workforce built on Diversity and Inclusion. Through the year events will be held to enable and support you as employers of the sector to think differently and support a diverse and inclusive workforce supporting the excellence in our industry.

The City of London has shown the world a ‘clean pair of heels’ leading the world in clean air initiatives. London, TfL are committed to you as a family and as an industry and these initiatives are here to help our commitment to clean air. The Hon Fellow tonight Carolyn Dwyer is testimony to this.


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